The Origin and History of Irish Names of Places (1913)
Book ID: 64893
The Origin and History of Irish Names of Places. In Three Volumes. Dublin: Educational Co. Ltd, . Olive green cloth, titled in gilt on spines, with vignette image in gilt of Round Tower to upper covers. Outer edges of boards water marked, ownership name to endpapers, contents in very good condition.
First published in one volumes in 1869 then expanded to two. Volume three was a natural sequel and P.W. Joyce has endeavored to include names which you would not find in the previous two volumes.
Educated at a hedge school – P.W. Joyce ( 1827-1914) was to become a key cultural figure in Ireland. Joyce started work in 1845 with the Board of National Education in Clonmel. He was later the President of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland.