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Understanding Irish Placenames

Presenter: James G Ryan, PhD


A presentation on how to locate places in Ireland, which are often difficult to find because of name variations caused by anglicization of Gaelic names over long periods. Name finding aids, websites and interactive maps to help find current placenames will be shown; historical reasons for variations will be described; and land divisions, and the practices used in naming them, will be explained.

Level:
Beginner, Intermediate
Topic:
British Isles & Ireland, General Research Techniques