"A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names" (used book)
A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names
by Patrick McKay
About the Book
Used Book. Paperback. Good condition.
-- From the back
Ulster’s rich and diverse cultural heritage is reflected in its place-names, which have their origins in many languages including Irish, Scots, English, Old French and Old Norse. Names evoke the history of townlands, villages, towns, cities, archaeological sites and geographical features and are of great significance to local people.
The book remedies the long-standing need for a reliable and up-to-date dictionary of Ulster place-names, supplying the derivations and meanings of around 1300 names in the nine Ulster counties, as well as providing interesting local background information. Much of the material in the book derives from the database built up within the Northern Ireland Place-Name Project since its establishment in 1987.