Irish Place Names

Author: P.W. Joyce

ISBN-10: 0862811279

ISBN-13: 978 0 86281 127 3

196 x 92mm / 96 pp / Paperback

£ 3.99


Irish Place Names

Irish Place Namesis a handy reference book containing a collection of over 2,000 well-known names from up and down the country with explanations of their explanations of their various forms, together with a list of root words from which Irish place names are most commonly formed.

The wide-ranging selection of place names from north, south, east and west will enable the reader to unravel the meanings of such colourful names as Cappoquin and Yellow Batter, Addergoole and Urbalshinny, discovering many items of local historical and geographical interest along the way. Thanks to the selection on root words, he will easily be able to interpret for himself the meanings of hundreds of local names in addition to those given in the main text. A useful introductory note on the pronunciation and lingustic contractions and corruptions is also given to help those unfamiliar with the intricacies of the language.

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