The origin and history of Irish names of places
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{'i«^^>5^y. '^A/z^^^^^X^f^i'HEORIGIN ANT) HISTORYAfiy^/OFNAMES OF PLACES.IRISH.Scries.)(^irstBTMP. AY. R.I.A.,JOYCE, LL.D., T.C.D.,in the Training Department of the Com-Onk ok the ProfessorsIreland.missioners OF National Education,nacnn6eall poOla.CpiallamEDITION.FOURTHDUBLIN:UPPERSAOKVILLE-STREET.McGLASHAN ct 50,GILL,AND CO.MAR.SHALLWHITTAKERAND CO.; SIMPKIN,LONDON :MENZIE.S.EDINBURGH : JOHN1875.TOPATRICK KEENAN,JOSEPH ESQ.,of tbc Crbn- of'ijonoumbic|llost % §a%CompauioitTRIBUTEAS A SMALLTOAXD KINDNESS OFPATEIOTISJX, HEART,GENIUS,IS DEDICATED,BYTHE AUTHOE.PKEFACE.Riallam cimchealL iNia—Let uswander round1; pOt)llLaIreland : So wrote thetopogra-3rJohn five hundredO'Dugan, yearswhen his de-), beginning poeticalof and so I addressiption Ireland,The willmy readers, to-day. journeya novel one and to those whobe at least ; are inte-in the of in therested topography ourcountrj^, originof local or in the of itnames, philosophy language,be attended with some instruction and amuse-mayment.The materials for this book were andcollected,the book itself was in the intervals of seriouswritten,and duties. The work of ar-absorbing collection,and was to me a never-rangement, composition,source of it was often;failing pleasure interruptedand resumed at intervals and if ever it in-;longvi Pi'efacc.volved it wa8 and a labour oflal)Oiir, really trulylove.havo various of theI illustratedmight portionsreference to the local of otherbook ...

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{'i «^^>5^y. '^A/z^^^^^X^f^ i'HE ORIGIN ANT) HISTORYAfiy^/ OF NAMES OF PLACES.IRISH .Scries.)(^irst BT MP. AY. R.I.A.,JOYCE, LL.D., T.C.D., in the Training Department of the Com-Onk ok the Professors Ireland.missioners OF National Education, nacnn6eall poOla.Cpiallam EDITION.FOURTH DUBLIN: UPPERSAOKVILLE-STREET.McGLASHAN ct 50,GILL, AND CO.MAR.SHALLWHITTAKERAND CO.; SIMPKIN,LONDON : MENZIE.S.EDINBURGH : JOHN 1875. TO PATRICK KEENAN,JOSEPH ESQ., of tbc Crbn- of'ijonoumbic|llost % §a%Compauioit TRIBUTEAS A SMALL TO AXD KINDNESS OFPATEIOTISJX, HEART,GENIUS, IS DEDICATED, BY THE AUTHOE. PKEFACE. Riallam cimchealL iNia —Let uswander round1; pOt)llLa Ireland : So wrote the topogra- 3rJohn five hundredO'Dugan, years when his de-), beginning poetical of and so I addressiption Ireland, The willmy readers, to-day. journey a novel one and to those whobe at least ; are inte- in the of in therested topography ourcountrj^, origin of local or in the of itnames, philosophy language, be attended with some instruction and amuse-may ment. The materials for this book were andcollected, the book itself was in the intervals of seriouswritten, and duties. The work of ar-absorbing collection, and was to me a never-rangement, composition, source of it was often;failing pleasure interrupted and resumed at intervals and if ever it in-;long vi Pi'efacc. volved it wa8 and a labour oflal)Oiir, really truly love. havo various of theI illustratedmight portions reference to the local of otherbook by etymologies and this was indeed inten-countries ; my original abandoned for Ition but I soon found that the ; it, inmaterials I had tohands, relating exclusively my were more thanown for thecountry, enough space atmy disposal. from other I allQuotations languages have, translated into and I have;English giventhrough, Irishin brackets the of thepronunciation principal as as could bewords, nearly represented by English letters. nomenclature ofmost countries ofThe local Europe made of the of various races that ofis ;up languages for is a mixture ofGreat Britain, instance, Keltic, and Norman FrenchLatin, Danish,Anglo-Saxon, successive and interest-words, indicating invasions, and valuable for that as a means ofreason,verying but often inter-historical research ; perplexingly and difficult to unravel. In our therewoven island, was admixture of till the intro-races,scarcely any duction of an element,important English chiefly — as I havewithin the last three hundred for,years Danish noshown the(p. 104), irruptions produced effect and our ;appreciable accordingly, place-names are with the of about aKeltic,purely exception