The Purpose Of This Small Book Is Threefold It Aims To Furnish An Outline Survey Of The Entire Body Of Irish Placenames, Giving Details Of The Various Categories Of Names Ranging Over Nearly Two Millennia And Involving Some Halfdozen Languages And Identifying The Most Significant Sources It Offers An Overview Of Scholarly Work Done To Date In The Field Of Irish Place Names, And Advice On How This May Be Drawn Upon To Assist The Student Of Local History Lastly, It Provides Guidelines For The Local Historian Who Seeks To Deal With The Place Names Of Their Locality Especially Where These Have Not Previously Been The Subject Of An Authoritative Study Along With Warnings Of The Significant Pitfalls.
- 96 pages
- Place-names and the Local Historian
- Nollaig O'muraile
- 23 April 2019