Dictionary Of Irish Place Names

Author: Adrian Room

ISBN-10: 086281460x

ISBN-13: 978 0 86281 460 1

24 x 132mm / 136 pp / Paperback

£ 6.99


Dictionary Of Irish Place Names

Adrian Room's contribution to Irish place-name studies lists some 3,000 place-names in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. All the names are well-known, being those of the island's rivers, mountains, counties, towns and other important natural and administrative features, and in each entry the current English and Irish forms of the name are given and its origin and geographical aptness described. Many Irish place-names have changed over the centuries as a result of renaming by English and Scottish settlers and, where this is the case, former names, such as Portrush, Longford, Cork and Waterford do not mean what they seem to mean. This book reveals the true origins of many such places. A Dictionary of Irish Place-Names will be invaluable to the professional reader - whether historian, geographer, writer or librarian - and will fascinate others with a general interest in Irish history and culture.

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