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1825: Vale of Honey

The most contentious aspect of [the mid-19th-century British project to survey Ireland, 1825–46] is the way in which place names were anglicized, replaced by English alternatives or simply mis-recorded….Irish names were altered…mostly through the processes of “dictation” in which a … Continue reading

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1869: The Well of Well-being

From P. W. Joyce’s Origin and History of Irish Names of Places (Dublin: McGlashan and Gill, 1869): In the parish of Kilgobban in Kerry, about eight miles west of Tralee, is situated the beautiful valley of Glannagalt; and it was … Continue reading

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