Publication Date: January 1990
Irish Names by Donnchadh Ó Corráin and Fidelma Maguire
Irish Names contains just under a thousand names selected from the enormous wealth of historical sources – annals, genealogies, myth, legend and epic poetry – that make up the literature of early medieval Ireland. Of the extraordinary variety of names available to the early Irish – some twelve thousand are recorded – only a handful are in current use. This classic work of reference explains the background and meaning of these names, and provides a fascinating insight into the society in which they had their origin.
‘This splendid work encapsulates Irish history.’ – The Irish Times
‘If you’ve ever wondered what some of the popular “Irish” names looked like in the original language, if you want to know what an Irish name means, if you want the history behind the name, this is the book for you.’ – Customer review
‘A great present.’ – Customer review
‘A great little book with some fantastic names and also the true meaning of the names.’ – Customer review
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
DONNCHADH O CORRAIN is Professor of Irish History at University College Cork. He specialises in early medieval history, and has published numerous articles on the subject.
FIDELMA MAGUIRE is a graduate of University College Galway. She taught history at Colaiste an Spioraid Naoimh, Cork.
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