Irish Place Names

Irish Place Names


By (author) Deirdre Flanagan, By (author) Laurence Flanagan

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  • Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 279 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 212mm x 18mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Dublin
  • ISBN 10: 0717133966
  • ISBN 13: 9780717133963
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Illustrations note: b&w line drawings, maps, bibliogrpahy, index
  • Sales rank: 256,761

Product description

This is the most complete guide to Irish place-names published in modern times. It explains the origin and derivation of the names of over 3,000 cities, towns, villages and physical features. The book is in two parts. The first is a list of root or stem words that form the basis of the most common Irish place-names. The second, related to this list, is an exhaustive gazetteer of all 3,000 locations with accompanying explanations. Other books by Laurence Flanagan Ancient Ireland Favourite Irish Names for Children: top 200 Irish Proverbs.

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Author information

The late Deirdre Flanagan was editor of the Bulletin of the Ulster Place-name Society and one of Ireland's leading authorities on place-names. She was senior lecturer in Celtic at Queen's University Belfast at the time of her death. The late Laurence Flanagan was Keeper of Antiquities at the Ulster Museum. Among his books are Ireland's Armada Legacy, A Dictionary of Irish Archaeology, and Favourite Irish Names for Children. He died in 21. Laurence Flanagan was an archaeologist and a former Keeper of Antiquities at the Ulster Museum, Belfast, and the author of many books, including 'A Dictionary of Irish Archaeology', 'Favourite Irish Names for Your Baby', 'Irish Proverbs', 'Irish Place Names' and 'A Calendar of Irish Saints'. He died in 2001.

Table of contents

1. Foreword; 2. Introduction; 3. List of Maps; 4. Dictionary; 5. List of Names and Index; 6. Bibliography of the Published Works of Deirdre Flanagan; 7. For Further Reading; 8. Sources