Gleann Cholm Cillle: an áit agus a naomh / Glencolmcille: its places and its saint

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Seosamh Watson

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ISBN: 9780956319524 SKU: 28204 Category:


Ní beag í tábhacht an chnuasaigh ollmhóir logainmneacha seo, a rinneadh i nGleann Cholm Cille beagnach 50 bliain ó shin, ceann de na bailiúcháin is mó dár tháinig ó aon pharóiste – – beagnach 2,500 ainm. Is é a chuirtear ar fáil san fhoilseachán seo gné shárluachmhar d’oidhreacht phobal an Ghleanna a sholathróidh dóibh den chéad uair leagnacha scríofa d’an-mhórán ainmneacha arbh ar bhéalaibh na ndaoine amháin a bhí fáil orthu go dtí seo, agus de go leor eile atá ligthe i ndearmad ar fad le himeacht na seanghlúine. Chomh maith le bheith ina thaifead ar stair phobal an Ghleanna, sa mhéid is go ndéantar na logainmneacha a chiallú chomh maith sa saothar, is acmhainn luachmhar é do na mílte cuairteoir fosta a bhíonn ag triall ar an áit gach bliain de bharr shaibhreas a chultúir agus a áilleachta gan samhail dá bhfuil an iliomad grianghraf gleoite le feiceáil sa leabhar.

Placenames are an incomparable and irreplaceable part of our heritage on account of the light they throw on the shape of the landscape and the history of human occupation. This major collection from Gleann Cholm Cille, some 2,500 names, each collected from oral memory, together with surviving historical sourcing, is published here for the first time. Each name appears in its authentic Irish form as collected from local informants, along with a definitive interpretation in English and full colour photographs of many of the locations. The resulting volume is not only a source of pride to the local community who preserved such an important and vanishing heritage, but will also be indispensible handbook on the region for the thousands of visitors each year.

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Weight 386 g
Dimensions 208 × 148 × 15 mm

1 review for Gleann Cholm Cillle: an áit agus a naomh / Glencolmcille: its places and its saint

  1. Micheal MacGilleRuadh (verified owner)

    It’s unfortunate that the location for this book is described on the website as Glaenn Cholm Cille: one would have thought it important to get the Irish Spelling right! That said it is an interesting book and an important record of minor place-names. It is a great pity that the precise locations of most of these place-names is not able to be given in the book and it’s not made clear why this should be the case. From a place-name student’s perspective it would have been useful to include the anglicised version of the Irish place-name as well (there are a few examples of these given). Perhaps they don’t exist but where they do they can be useful for the derivation of names elsewhere by analogy, eg the two separate Galloway farms called Garryhorn look very like Garrai na hEorna. The book also mentions the numbers of houses in each district and whether they were Irish or English speaking: it would have been interesting to have some commentary as to how that balance has changed since the survey was done.
    The book has some beautiful photographs and no doubt is a very worthy project.

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