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10 Irish towns made it on to this international list of rude place names

They literally put Ireland on the map.

WE’VE HEARD THEM all before – but now they are winning international acclaim.

This interactive map of the world’s rudest place names has gone viral, and Ireland is represented very well on it – which should make us all very proud.

Named ‘Vaguely Rude Places’ – the map is pretty comprehensive in its search for strange-sounding places, as shown below.

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With 271 towns and places in total, Ireland is doing quite well to have 10 on there. And here they are, in alphabetical order:

Bastardstown, Wexford

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Cum, Mayo

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Dripsey, Cork

countryside sights in Ireland Source: kthypryn

Effin, Limerick

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Hackballscross, Louth

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Meelick, Galway

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Muff, Donegal

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Nobber, Meath

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Ring, Waterford

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Termonfeckin, Louth,

thermon1 Source: Twitter

A proud day for all of us.

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