by P.W. Joyce
The 4th edition of P.W. Joyce’s The Origin and History of Irish Names of Places was published in 1875 and is by far his most enduring work. Joyce was a native of county Limerick, was fluent in Irish and completed his B.A. and M.A. in Trinity College, Dublin. The 4th Edition offers the reader a detailed and expansive history of the origin of Irish place names masterfully elucidated by Joyce. Each part of the publication, four in total, delves into the numerous influential factors that shaped how a particular place name came into existence. Factors such as false etymologies, Irish myths and legends, habitations and fortresses and also flora and fauna of the land. Included also are an index of names and of root words with pronunciation and meaning. Amounting to 593 pages this is a publication that many historians and genealogists alike will find of great benefit to their research.
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