Ballyshannon: Its History and Antiquities. Presentation Copy (1879)
Author: Hugh Allingham
Book ID: 66920
Ballyshannon: Its History and Antiquities. With Some Account of the Surrounding Neighbourhood. Londonderry: Montgomery, 1879. First Edition. Pp, 143. Slim 8vo. Frontispiece plate showing Ballyshannon from Portnason. Publishers green cloth boards, title lettered in gilt to centre of upper cover within a double ruled boarder in blind. Contents bright & clean throughout.
With a Letter from the author tipped in at front free endpaper to author, historian, antiquarian P.W. Joyce, presenting him with a copy of the book, for his kind and valuable assistance.
Hugh Allingham was born in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland 28 April 1845. He was a half-brother of the poet, William Allingham. He worked as a bank manager and was a keen local historian.
P. W. Joyce was an Irish historian, writer and music collector, known particularly for his research in Irish etymology and local place names of Ireland.