Irish Place Names

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.

By Laurance Flanagan and Deirdre Flanagan

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 2001.

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