The use of Irish on Traffic Signs

1.1.48 Place Names On Information Signs

It is a statutory requirement that place names on information signs be in both Irish and English, except:
• For names of destinations in Gaeltacht areas where there is a direction by statute that only the Irish language version of the placename shall be used; and
• Where the spelling of a place name is similar in both languages, in which case only the Irish form of the name should be shown.

The current Traffic Sign Manual is available here

Irish/English Sign Posts

If you are aware of any Sign Posts that do not meet this requirement, please let us know by sending us the details and location of the sign post in question.
Please note that we aim to make any amendments on an annual basis.

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Dual Language Signpost


  • EU Sturctural Fund
  • European Union