Riding (country Subdivision) - Ireland

Ireland

County Tipperary in Ireland was divided in 1838 into two ridings, Tipperary North Riding and Tipperary South Riding — the divisions remain as local government counties, but were renamed simply 'North Tipperary' and 'South Tipperary' in 2002.

County Cork was divided into East and West Ridings in 1823. The ridings still exist for judicial purposes, and Garda (police) divisions are based on them. County Cork is divided for some purposes into the two ridings, with county councillors for the ridings meeting separately to perform certain functions. County Galway was also divided into east and west ridings.

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