Funny And Rude Place Names In...

Early Breakfast With Paula MacSweeney

Funny And Rude Place Names In Ireland

Paula MacSweeney
Paula MacSweeney

7:37 AM - 5 Nov 2019



Cat's Hole...

I think my phone is listening to me: I was talking about a place called Lousybush in Kilkenny and (obviously) laughing at its funny name, when an hour later a suggested article that I might like popped up. "Funny place names in the UK you might enjoy". Well, to be fair, whoever is listening wasn't wrong. Giggleswick! Donkey Town! Three Cocks! Loose Bottom!

Ireland also has its fair share of funny (and rude) sounding place names, as suggested by the listeners of The Early Breakfast:

 

  • Killawilly Co. Cavan

 

  • Effin in Co Limerick

 

  • Muff

 

  • In Galway, we have the Black Box on Dyke Road

 

  • Poll na Muca which translated means “Pigs Hole” in Tipperary

 

  • Blueball in Offaly

 

  • North Co Dublin there's Bog of The Ring and Man of War

 

  • Nicker in Co Limerick

 

  • Black Knob on the Wexford coast

 

  • Fanny Hands Lane, in Ludford, UK. Also, Badgers Bottom in Kent

 

  • Bastardstown in Wexford

 

  • Hackballscross outside Dundalk

 

  • On the road between Port Arthur and Hobart in Tasmania there are two hills... Bust-me-gut and Hurt-me-Spleen

 

  • Fannywiley Bridge in Co Donegal

 

  • “Cat’s Hole” Slieve Bloom mountains

 

  • Ringaskiddy in Cork

 

  • Ringsend in Dublin

 

  • Loose Bottom, Giggleswick and Bell End in the UK Paula

 

  • Doodys Bottoms

 

  • In Irish Thóin la gahoite. A mountain in Wicklow. Translation: arse to the wind

 

  • Paula there's a place between Kilcullen and Athy called Cut Bush

 

  • Dripsey, Cork

 

  • Legwee, Cavan

 

  • Crazy Corner, Westmeath

 

  • There's a place in the UK that called Tore Whole Bottom


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