List of Irish local government areas 1898–1921

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The following types of local government areas existed in the island of Ireland at this period having been brought into existence by the Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898:

Map of Local Government Areas in 1898

Administrative counties and boroughs[edit]

County boroughs[edit]

County borough Notes
Belfast
Cork
Dublin Absorbed three urban districts in County Dublin 1900
Galway Galway County Borough was abolished by Municipal Corporations (Ireland) Act 1840 but existed as a "Judicial County" thereafter until 1899
Limerick
Derry
Waterford

County Antrim[edit]

Area Notes
Ballyclare Urban District Constituted 1904
Ballymena Urban District
Ballymoney Urban District
Carrickfergus Urban District
Larne Urban District
Lisburn Urban District
Portrush Urban District
Antrim Rural District
Ballycastle Rural District
Ballymena Rural District
Ballymoney Urban District
Belfast No.1 Rural District Renamed Belfast Rural District by 1911
Larne Rural District
Lisburn No.1 Rural District Renamed Lisburn Rural District by 1911
Lurgan No.3 Rural District Renamed Aghalee Rural District by 1911

County Armagh[edit]

Area Notes
Armagh Urban District
Lurgan Urban District
Tanderagee Urban District
Armagh Rural District
Banbridge No.2 Rural District Renamed Tanderagee Rural District by 1911
Castleblayney No.2 Rural District Renamed Crossmaglen Rural District
Lurgan No.1 Rural District Renamed Lurgan Rural District by 1911
Newry No.2 Rural District
Keady Town Constituted Urban District 1903[1]

County Carlow[edit]

Area Notes
Carlow Urban District
Baltinglass No.2 Rural District
Carlow No. 1 Rural District Renamed Carlow Rural District by 1911
New Ross No.3 Rural District Renamed Idrone Rural District by 1911
Bagenalstown Town

County Cavan[edit]

Area Notes
Belturbet Urban District
Cavan Urban District
Cootehill Urban District
Bailieborough Rural District
Bawnboy No.1 Rural District Renamed Bawnboy Rural District by 1911
Cavan Rural District
Cootehill No.1 Rural District
Enniskillen No.2 Rural District
Granard No.2 Rural District Renamed Mullaghoran Rural District by 1911
Oldcastle No.2 Rural District Renamed Castlerahan Rural District by 1911

County Clare[edit]

Area Notes
Ennis Urban District
Kilrush Urban District
Ballyvaughan Rural District
Corrofin Rural District
Ennis Rural District
Ennistimon Rural District
Killadysert Rural District
Kilrush Rural District
Limerick No.2 Rural District
Scarriff Rural District
Tulla Rural District

County Cork[edit]

Area Notes
Clonakilty Urban District
Fermoy Urban District
Kinsale Urban District
Middleton Urban District
Queenstown Urban District
Skibbereen Urban District
Youghal Urban District
Bandon Rural District
Bantry Rural District
Castletown Rural District
Clonakilty Rural District
Cork Rural District
Dunmanway Rural District
Fermoy Rural District
Kanturk Rural District
Kilmallock No.2 Rural District Renamed Charleville Rural District by 1911
Kinsale Rural District
Macroom Rural District
Mallow Rural District
Middleton Rural District
Millstreet Rural District
Mitchelstown No.1 Rural District
Skibbereen Rural District
Skull Rural District
Youghal No.1 Rural District
Bandon Town
Bantry Town
Macroom Town Constituted Urban District 1901
Mallow Town Constituted Urban District 1902

County Donegal[edit]

Area Notes
Buncrana Urban District Created after 1911
Bundoran Urban District Created after 1911
Letterkenny Urban District
Ballyshannon No.1 Rural District Renamed Ballyshannon Rural District by 1911
Donegal Rural District
Dunfanaghy Rural District
Glenties Rural District
Inishowen Rural District
Derry No.2 Rural District
Stranorlar Rural District
Ballyshannon Town

County Down[edit]

Area Notes
Banbridge Urban District
Bangor
Donaghadee Urban District Created 1905
Dromore Urban District
Holywood Urban District
Newcastle Urban District Created 1905
Newry Urban District
Newtownards Urban District
Warrenpoint Urban District
Banbridge No.1 Rural District Renamed Banbridge Rural District by 1911
Belfast No.2 Rural District Renamed Castlereagh Rural District by 1911
Downpatrick Rural District
Kilkeel Rural District
Lisburn No.2 Rural District Renamed Hillsborough Rural District by 1911
Lurgan No.2 Rural District Renamed Moira Rural District by 1911
Newry No.1 Rural District
Newtownards Rural District
Downpatrick Town
Gilford Town

County Dublin[edit]

Area Notes
Blackrock Urban District
Clontarf Urban District Absorbed by Dublin county borough 1900
Dalkey Urban District
Drumcondra, Clonliffe and Glasnevin Urban District Absorbed by Dublin county borough 1900
Howth Urban District Created 1918
Killiney and Ballybrack Urban District
Kingstown Urban District
New Kilmainham Urban District Absorbed by Dublin county borough 1900
Pembroke Urban District
Rathmines and Rathgar Urban District
Balrothery Rural District
Celbridge No.2 Rural District
Dublin North Rural District
Dublin South Rural District
Rathdown No.1 Rural District

County Fermanagh[edit]

Area Notes
Enniskillen Urban District
Ballyshannon No.2 Rural District Renamed Belleek Rural District by 1911
Clones No.2 Rural District
Enniskillen No.1 Rural District Renamed Enniskillen Rural District by 1911
Irvinestown No.1 Rural District Renamed Irvinestown Rural District by 1911
Lisnaskea Rural District

County Galway[edit]

Area Notes
Ballinasloe Urban District
Galway Urban District
Ballinasloe No.1 Rural District
Clifden Rural District
Galway Rural District
Glenamaddy Rural District
Gort Rural District
Loughrea Rural District
Mount Bellew Rural District
Oughterard Rural District
Portumna Rural District
Tuam Rural District
Loughrea Town
Tuam Town

County Kerry[edit]

Area Notes
Killarney Urban District
Listowel Urban District
Tralee Urban District
Cahersiveen Rural District
Dingle Rural District
Kenmare Rural District
Killarney Rural District
Listowel No.1 Rural District Renamed Listowel Rural District by 1911
Tralee Rural District

County Kildare[edit]

Area Notes
Athy Urban District
Naas Urban District
Athy No.1 Rural District
Baltinglass No.3 Rural District
Celbridge No. 1 Rural District
Edenderry No.2 Rural District
Naas No.1 Rural District
Newbridge Town

County Kilkenny[edit]

Area Notes
Kilkenny Borough (City)
Callan No.1 Rural District Renamed Callan Rural District by 1911
Carrick-on-Suir No.3 Rural District
Castlecomer Rural District
Kilkenny Rural District
New Ross No.2 Rural District Renamed Ida Rural District by 1911
Thomastown Rural District
Urlingford No.1 Rural District
Waterford No.2 Rural District
Callan Town

King's County[edit]

Area Notes
Birr Urban District
Tullamore Urban District
Edenderry No.1 Rural District
Mountmellick No.2 Rural District Renamed Clonygowan Rural District by 1911
Roscrea No.2 Rural District
Tullamore No.1 Rural District Tullamore Rural District
Edenderry Town Created 1903

County Leitrim[edit]

Area Notes
Ballyshannon No.3 Rural District Renamed Kinlough Rural District by 1911
Bawnboy No.2 Rural District Renamed Ballinamore Rural District by 1911
Carrick-on-Shannon No.1 Rural District
Manorhamilton Rural District
Mohill Rural District

County Limerick[edit]

Area Notes

Croom Rural District||

Kilmallock No.1 Rural District Renamed Kilmallock Rural District
Limerick No.1 Rural District
Listowel No.2 Rural District Renamed Glin Rural District by 1911
Mitchelstown No.2 Rural District
Newcastle Rural District
Rathkeale Rural District
Tipperary No.2 Rural District
Newcastle Town
Rathkeale Town

County Londonderry[edit]

Area Notes
Coleraine Urban District
Limavady Urban District
Portstewart Urban District
Coleraine Rural District
Limavady Rural District
Derry No.1 Rural District
Magherafelt Rural District

County Longford[edit]

Area Notes
Granard Urban District
Longford Urban District
Ballymahon No.1 Rural District Renamed Ballymahon Rural District by 1911
Granard No.1 Rural District
Longford Rural District

County Louth[edit]

Area Notes
Drogheda Borough
Dundalk Urban District
Ardee No.1 Rural District
Drogheda No.1 Rural District Renamed Louth Rural District by 1911
Dundalk Rural District
Ardee Town

County Mayo[edit]

Area Notes
Ballina Urban District
Castlebar Urban District
Westport Urban District
Ballina Rural District
Ballinrobe Rural District
Belmullet Rural District
Castlebar Rural District
Claremorris Rural District
Killala Rural District
Swineford Rural District
Westport Rural District

County Meath[edit]

Area Notes
Kells Urban District
Navan Urban District
Trim Urban District
Ardee No.2 Rural District
Drogheda No.2 Rural District Renamed Meath Rural District by 1911
Dunshaughlin Rural District
Edenderry No.3 Rural District
Kells Rural District
Navan Rural District
Oldcastle No.1 Rural District Renamed Oldcastle Rural District by 1911
Trim Rural District

County Monaghan[edit]

Area Notes
Carrickmacross Urban District
Castleblayney Urban District
Clones Urban District
Monaghan Urban District
Carrickmacross Rural District
Castleblayney No.1 Rural District Renamed Castleblayney Rural District by 1911
Ballybay Town

Queen's County[edit]

Area Notes
Abbeyleix Rural District
Athy No.2 Rural District
Carlow No.2 Rural District Renamed Slievemargy Rural District by 1911
Mountmellick No.1 Rural District renamed Mountmellick Rural District by 1911
Roscrea No.3 Rural District
Maryborough Town
Mountmellick Town

County Roscommon[edit]

Area Notes
Athlone No.2 Rural District
Ballinasloe No.2 Rural District
Boyle No.1 Rural District
Carrick-on-Shannon No.2 Rural District
Castlerea Rural District
Roscommon Rural District
Strokestown Rural District
Boyle Town
Roscommon Town

County Sligo[edit]

Area Notes
Sligo Borough
Boyle No.2 Rural District
Dromore West Rural District
Boyle Rural District
Tobercurry Rural District

Tipperary (North Riding)[edit]

Area Notes
Nenagh Urban District
Templemore Urban District
Thurles Urban District
Birr No.2 Rural District
Borrisokane Rural District
Nenagh Rural District
Roscrea No.1 Rural District
Thurles Rural District

Tipperary (South Riding)[edit]

Area Notes
Clonmel Borough
Carrick-on-Suir Urban District
Cashel Urban District
Tipperary Urban District
Callan No.2 Rural District Renamed Slievardagh Rural District by 1911
Carrick-on-Suir No.1 Rural District
Cashel Rural District
Clogheen Rural District
Clonmel No.1 Rural District
Tipperary No.1 Rural District
Urlingford No.2 Rural District Renamed Gortnahoe Rural District by 1911
Fethard Town

County Tyrone[edit]

Area Notes
Cookstown Urban District
Dungannon Urban District
Omagh Urban District
Strabane Urban District
Castlederg Rural District
Clogher Rural District
Cookstown Rural District
Dungannon Rural District
Irvinestown No.2 Rural District Renamed Trillick Rural District
Omagh Rural District
Strabane No.1 Rural District
Aughnacloy Town

County Waterford[edit]

Area Notes

Dungarvan Urban District

Carrick on Suir No.2 Rural District
Clonmel No.2 Rural District
Dungarvan Rural District
Kilmacthomas Rural District
Lismore Rural District
Waterford No.1 Rural District
Youghal No.2 Rural District
Lismore Town

County Westmeath[edit]

Area Notes
Athlone Urban District
Athlone No.1 Rural District
Ballymahon No.2 Rural District Renamed Ballymore Rural District by 1911
Delvin Rural District
Granard No.3 Rural District Renamed Coole Rural District
Mullingar Rural District
Tullamore No.2 Rural District Kilbeggan Rural District
Mullingar Town

County Wexford[edit]

Area Notes
Wexford Borough
Enniscorthy Urban District
New Ross Urban District
Enniscorthy Rural District
Gorey Rural District
New Ross No.1 Rural District Renamed New Ross Rural District 1911
Wexford Rural District
Gorey Town

County Wicklow[edit]

Area Notes
Bray Urban District
Wicklow Urban District
Baltinglass No.1 Rural District
Naas No.2 Rural District
Rathdown No.2 Rural District
Rathdrum Rural District
Shillelagh Rural District
Arklow Town Constituted an Urban District by 1911

References[edit]


  1. ^ Gould, M. H. (1981). "The Administrative Units Used for Water Supply Purposes in Northern Ireland from 1828". Journal of the Royal Society of Health. 101 (3): 119.