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Place-names of Northern Ireland

Patrick McKay

Place-names of Northern Ireland

by Patrick McKay

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Published by Cló Ollscoil na Banríona in Belfast .
Written in English


About the Edition

This volume, one of a series on the place-names of Northern Ireland, covers of the large civil parish of Aghalurcher, most of which lies in east Fermanagh but a small portion of which is in west Tyrone. The entries are based on the early spellings of thenames which have been abstracted from historical sources.

Edition Notes

Statementby Patrick McKay. Co. Fermanagh.
SeriesPlace-names of Northern Ireland -- Vol.8
ContributionsQueen"s University of Belfast. Cló Ollscoil na Banríona.
The Physical Object
Pagination266p. ;
Number of Pages266
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22140175M
ISBN 100853898693

“Another volume for every local historian's bookshelf” - Local HistorianThis revised edition of the Dictionary of British Place-Names includes o engaging and informative entries, tracing the development of the featured place-names from earliest times to the present day. Included place-names range from the familiar to the obscure, among them 'Beer', 'Findlater', 'Broadbottom', and.   The 17 absolute rudest place names in Ireland Pity the residents of Lousybush. By Michael Freeman Thursday 18 Jul , PM. Jul 18th

  Synopsis A reference work on Ulster place names. About the Author Dr Patrick McKay is a senior research fellow at the Northern Ireland Place-Name Project at Queen s University Belfast. He is the author of the volumes on Lisnaskea and the Parish of Aghalurcher (Co. Fermanagh I 4/5(1). The vast majority of placenames in Ireland are anglicisations of Irish language names; that is, adaptations of the Irish names to English phonology and spelling. However, some names come directly from the English language, and a handful come from Old Norse and study of placenames in Ireland unveils features of the country's history and geography, and the development of the Irish.

  The Troubles: Books about Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom Aisling Twomey Jun 7, I was born and raised in the Republic of Ireland- Author: Aisling Twomey. Evolution of Placenames: As people of various linguistic background have lived in Ireland, so the names have evolved. Gaelic names being Anglicised The most common evolution in Ireland occurred when English began to take over from the Gaelic languages as Ireland's dominant language. This usually resulted in the names staying the same, but their spellings changing.


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