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Civic heraldry of Ireland
Araltais in Éirinn
The National arms of Ireland
The National flag of Ireland
Ireland is divided into twenty-nine county councils and five city councils. The five cities of Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, and Waterford are administered separately by their own city councils. The counties are further divided into five borough councils and seventy-five town councils. The five boroughs of Kilkenny, Sligo, Drogheda, Clonmel, and Wexford have a certain level of autonomy within their counties, but have no additional responsibilities. While Kilkenny is a borough, it has retained the legal right to be referred to as a city
All counties as well as several cities and smaller towns use arms.
The arms of the four historical counties:
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