Waterford [ w ɔ ː təfəd], Irish County Waterford [port la ː rgi], county in the historic province of Munster, Republic of Ireland, 1,836 km 2, (2016) 116 400 residents; traversed by individual mountainous countries (up to 795 m above sea level); picturesque coast with many bays; in addition to dairy farming and cattle fattening, there is light industry and tourism. The administrative seat is in Dungarvan.
Tipperary [t ɪ pə reər ɪ ], Irish Tiobraid Árann [ tobərəd a ː rən], County km in the historic province of Munster, Republic of Ireland, 4248 2, (2016) 160 400 residents. Until 2014, the county was divided into Tipperary (North Riding), 2 046 km 2,Nenagh (northern part), and Tipperary (South Riding), 2 258 km 2, Clonmel.
Limerick, Irish Luimneach [ limnax], county in the historic province of Munster, Republic of Ireland, 2,683 km 2, (2016) 195 200 residents; The administrative seat is in Limerick. The county’s northern border runs in the Shannon Estuary. The flat, undulating lowlands, covered by glacial deposits, are interspersed with chains of hills.There are individual mountainous countries on the edge of the county. Cattle farming with predominantly dairy farming characterizes the relatively high-yielding agriculture. Numerous young industries in industrial parks emerged on the outskirts of the cities. – Limerick was part of Munster in the Middle Ages, from Thomond (Nordmunster) since 1127; England took possession of the area in 1174. The county was formed in the mid-13th century.
Kerry [ ker ɪ ], Irish County Kerry [kiə ri ː ], county in the historic province of Munster, in the southwest of Ireland, 4,679 km 2, (2016) 147 600 residents, administrative center is Tralee.The county protrudes with individual mountainous peninsulas far into the Atlantic (Ria coast); in the interior moor-covered mountainous areas; the Carrauntoohil in Macgillycuddy’s Reeks is the highest mountain in Ireland (1,041 m above sea level). Ice Age overprinting created valleys (Gap of Dunloe) and lakes (Lakes of Killarney), with Killarney National Park. – Agriculture with dairy farming, young cattle rearing and sheep farming; in addition, inshore fishing and major tourism. Dairy farming with young cattle is characteristic of the flat, undulating northern part. In industrial parks, especially in Tralee, electronics, mechanical engineering, textile, food industries.
Cork [k ɔ ː k], Irish Cork [k ɔ r ki ː ], county in the historic province of Munster, Republic of Ireland, 7,403 km 2, (2016) 416 600 residents; The administrative seat is in Cork. The predominantly rocky coast is strongly structured by peninsulas and sea bays protruding deep into the land (Ria coast); under the influence of the foothills of the Gulf Stream, the climate is mild. Mountain ridges and wide valleys characterize the interior. Main occupations are cattle farming, in the east and north also arable farming, light industry in business parks; Tourism especially in the southwest.
Clare [ kleə], Irish County Clare [ə ŋ kla ː r], county in the historic province of Munster, Republic of Ireland, km on the West Coast, 3159 2, (2016) 118 600 residents, capital is Ennis (20,500 Resident). In the northwest of Clare lies the most famous karst area in Ireland, the Burren. In addition to cattle and sheep farming, there is also some arable farming (oats, potatoes). A younger industrial settlement has developed at Shannon (around Shannon Airport).
Wicklow [ w ɪ klə ʊ ], Irish County Wicklow [ki ː lvən ta ː n], County in the east of the Republic of Ireland, 2,000 km 2, (2016) 142 300 residents; The administrative headquarters are in Wicklow; mostly taken by the Wicklow Mountains; along the coast there is a narrow hilly and lowland zone in which medium-sized farms operate arable farming with fattening and dairy farming; Light industry. – Wicklow is part of the historic province of Leinster.
Wexford [ weksfəd], Irish Loch Garman [l ɔ x g ɑ ː mən] County in the southeast of Ireland, 2,353 km 2, (2016) 149 600 residents; The administrative seat is in Wexford; in the northwest in the Blackstairs Mountains rising to 796 m above sea level, otherwise mainly hilly and lowlands with a coast rich in bays; Agriculture (wheat, sugar beets) and livestock farming as well as diverse industries. – Today’s Wexford belonged to the Kingdom of Leinster in the Middle Ages.
Louth [la ʊ ð], Irish Lú [lu ː ], county in the historic province of Leinster, Republic of Ireland, 824 km 2, (2016) 128 400 residents; The administrative headquarters are in Dundalk. Louth is bordered by the Irish Sea to the east and Northern Ireland to the north. With the exception of the mountainous peninsula (up to 590 m above sea level) between Dundalk and Carlingford Lough, Louth includes lowlands where arable and livestock farming is practiced. There are industrial parks in Dundalk and Drogheda.
Longford [ l ɔ ŋ fəd], Irish Longford [ən l ɔ ŋ Continue], County in the northwest of the historic province of Leinster, Republic of Ireland, 1,040 km 2, (2016) 40,800 residents; The administrative headquarters are in Longford. Longford lies in the central lowlands of Ireland and is partly covered by extensive raised bogs. Small farms with dairy farming and young cattle rearing determine the agriculture, food and textile industries. – Longford was owned by the name Annaly in the Middle Agesto the Kingdom of Meath, after 1543 to the County of West Meath; since 1569 as Longford’s own county.
Laois [li ː ʃ ], Laoighis [li ː ʃ ], formerly Leix [le ɪ ks], Queen’s County [ kwi ː nz ka ʊ nti], county in the historic province of Leinster, Republic of Ireland, 1,719 km 2, (2016) 84 700 residents, the administrative seat is Portlaoise. Laois is located in the central lowlands of Ireland, it includes the valley zones of the upper Nore and upper Barrow and in the northwest the main part of the Slieve Bloom Mountains (up to 528 m above sea level).Three fifths of the area is permanent grassland, one fifth is bog. Dairy and beef cattle farming, peat extraction and industrial parks.
Kilkenny [k ɪ l ken ɪ ], Irish Cill Chainnigh [kil x ɑ nig], county in the historic province of Leinster, Republic of Ireland, 2,061 km 2, (2016) 99 100 residents; The administrative seat is in Kilkenny; flowed through by the nore; the flat undulating terrain rises to the north to the Castlecorner Plateau and to the east to Brandon Hill (519 m above sea level); Livestock farming (dairy farming, young cattle rearing), textile, furniture and brewery industries, arable farming is widespread in the southeast (some with special crops).