2 edition of placenames of Westmeath. found in the catalog.
placenames of Westmeath.
|LC Classifications||DA990.W4 W3|
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|Number of Pages||402|
|LC Control Number||57049200|
While they may seem indecipherable most Irish place names are relatively easy to understand once you know how they are formed. Most follow a sort of pattern and knowing a few suffices and prefixes means that just looking at a the name of a place can tell you a surprising amount about its history, geography and the people who live there. and Mullingar), The Ordnance Survey Field Name Books for Westmeath (Mulingar Library). Sir Henry Piers ‘A chorographical description of the County of West-Meath, written AD ’ (Dublin; ). Jeremiah Sheehan ‘South Westmeath farm and folk’ (Dublin, ). Fr Paul Walsh ‘The Placenames of Westmeath’ (Dublin, ).
He also wrote nearly sixty book reviews. "The Placenames of Westmeath" In , Walsh produced part one of The Placenames of Westmeath, and abridged version of John O'Donovan's Ordnance Survey letters for the county. It was part of a projected comprehensive work, and though Walsh continually collected material on the subject it remained unfinished at his death. Buy Annals of Westmeath, ancient and modern Primary Source ed. by Woods, James (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on /5(4).
Parishes and placenames as found in the ‘General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes and Baronies of Ireland’, originally published in Dublin in , and re-printed by the Genealogical Publishing Company Inc., , have been added in brackets beside the placenames as spelled in ‘A Census of Ireland – when. Produced as part of the Irish Families Project. It includes the complete census for Meath and Westmeath, County Maps, complete listing of modern parishes and placenames as well as some older place names, plus coats of arms of families taken from the Irish Book of Arms.
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‘The topography of Bruidhean Da Choga or Bryanmore Hill, Co. Westmeath’ Finnegan, A () ‘The topography of Bruidhean Da Choga or Bryanmore Hill, Co. Westmeath’. Ainm: a journal of name studies, XI OTHER JOURNALS ‘What kind of Irish was spoken in Westmeath?’ Finnegan, A () ‘What kind of Irish was spoken in Westmeath?’.
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County Meath & Westmeath Genealogy, Family History NOTES and Coats of Arms. Produced as part of the Irish Families Project. It includes the complete census for Meath and Westmeath, County Maps, complete listing of modern parishes and placenames as well as some older place names, plus coats of arms of families taken from the Irish Book placenames of Westmeath.
book Arms. Search our Books Browse Authors. The placenames of Meath and Westmeath. This talk will offer an overview of research on the placenames of counties Meath and Westmeath over the past years – from Fr Paul Walsh’s pioneering work The Placenames of Westmeath () to more recent developments.
The Little Book of Westmeath is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about County Westmeath. Here you will find placenames of Westmeath. book about Westmeath's history and archaeology, its buildings and architecture, its culture and sport and its famous.
Hence translated Sir Henry Piers states Lough Direvreagh means lake of a severe or hard judgement. Fr Paul Walsh in his book the Placenames of Westmeath disagrees with Sir Henry Piers regarding the derivation of the name; he contends the name comes from Loch Dairbhreach " the Lake of the Oaks".
rows This is a sortable table of the approximately 1, townlands in County Westmeath. Published in Changing Names: The dynamic world of Irish placenames and their meanings, () d’Auria, L. & O’Flaherty, E., eds. Coiste Logainmneacha an Chláir, lch Logainmneacha na hÉireann: Cá bhfuil a dtriall.
Placename of the day. Welcome. Welcome to the Placenames Database of Ireland, developed by Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge (DCU) and The Placenames Branch (Department of. Fr Paul Walsh was the dominant figure in the middle of the last century and remains the pre-eminent scholar on a wide range of Westmeath themes.
His book, Placenames of Westmeath is essential reading for anyone interested in our counties history and heritage. Some of the documentation is selected correspondence from the archives of the Placenames Branch.
It may not constitute a complete record, and evidence may not be sequenced on the basis of validity. It is on this basis that this material is made available to the public.
My great, great grandfaher came from Westmeath to New York about he joined the Army and was stationed in Florida because of the Indian wars.
He left with a disability discharge and became active in the Gold Rush in California. County Meath & Westmeath Genealogy, Family History NOTES and Coats of Arms. Produced as part of the Irish Families Project.
It includes the complete census for Meath and Westmeath, County Maps, complete listing of modern parishes and placenames as well as some older place names, plus coats of arms of families taken from the Irish Book of Arms.2/5(3).
The following abstracts of wills and deeds were either written by people from Co. Westmeath or contain mention of Westmeath people. View: Pat Of Mullingar (Song Lyrics) She can trot along, jog along, drag a jaunting car, No day's so long, when you set along with Pat of Mullingar. View: Ordnance Survey Letters, Place Names, Co.
Westmeath. Clonmellon and Ráistín are two distinct and unrelated placenames, both referring to the one feature, namely, the town in County Westmeath. Both names are apparently of Irish origin.
Clonmellon is also the name of the townland in which most of the town is situated. The Irish Families Project for Meath & Westmeath The Master book to the 29 volume Irish Families series is 'The Book of Irish Families, great & small'.
That book gives hundreds of family histories from County Meath & Westmeath, and the surrounding areas. " County Meath & Westmeath Genealogy and Family History Notes". out of 5 stars The Annals of Westmeath Ancient and Modern. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on J Verified Purchase. Wonderful reproduction of local history of Westmeath.I have been trying to get this book for some time before I tried your site.
There is a lot of local knowledge in this book /5(4). (Walsh notes: there is not and never has been a townland called Ballyloughloe. Two townland names at least, which were in use until the Cromwellian period were obliterated by the Temple family, who gave the name Mount Temple to the place.
These appear in the Down Survey map and in the Book of Surveys as Grynan and Monkestowne. Ráistín is the official Irish form of Clonmellon, Co. Westmeath. Clonmellon and Ráistín are two distinct and unrelated placenames, both referring to the one feature, namely, the town in County Westmeath.
Both names are apparently of Irish origin. Westmeath, as others saw it: excerpts from the writings of 35 authors, who ations on various aspects of Westmeath and its people, from AD to the present Avila, Moate, Co. Westmeath: J. Sheehan County Westmeath (/wɛstˈmiːð/; Irish: Contae na hIarmhí or simply An Iarmhí) is a county in Ireland.
It is in the province of Leinster and is part of the Midlands Region. It originally formed part of the historic Kingdom of Meath (Midhe 'middle'). It was named Mide because the kingdom was located in Area rank: 21st. County Kerry Past and Present: A Handbook to the Local and Family History of the County by Jeremiah King was published in after his death.
It is an invaluable source for researchers of family history and local history in Co. Kerry.