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Dictionary of Irish Place Names

Published: March 2009

ISBN-13: 978 1 84758 139 6

Author: Adrian Room

208 x 132mm/ 136pp/
Paperback £8.99, €11.95


Dictionary of Irish Place Names

This fascinating book lists around 3000 place names in Ireland. All the names here are well known, being those of the islandís rivers, mountains, counties, towns and other features. Each entry gives the Irish and English forms of the name and its origin, whether geographical or historical, is described. Many Irish place names have changed over the years as a result of English and Scottish settlers. Where this is the case, the original Irish place name has been included making this book invaluable to historians, geographer, librarian or to any reader who is simply curious to find out more about how many of Irelandís unusual place names came to be.


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