Irish Place Names

Irish Place Names

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 279 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 18mm | 399.17g
  • Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • English
  • Reissue
  • b&w line drawings, maps, bibliogrpahy, index
  • 0717133966
  • 9780717133963
  • 293,968

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

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About Laurence Flanagan

The late Laurence Flanagan was a freelance writer and a former Keeper of Antiquities at The Ulster Museum. He is an author of Favourite Irish Names for Children, Favourite Irish Names for Your Baby and Irish Place Names.

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