Matty_the_Emo_Slayer wrote:An interesting mix of titles for studying at home this week including Sexual Violence On The Jacobean Stage, The Origin And History Of Irish Names Of Places and about half a dozen different medieval bestiaries.
Is half of that book going to talking about fords and rivers?
(I'm referring to the immeasurable amount of 'Bally' prefixes in Ireland btw, I lived near one in fact - the lovely backwater of ballygar
Yeah plenty of Bally's where i'm from as well- Ballyhalbert, Ballywalter, Ballycranbeg, Ballygelagh etc. After leafing through about a third of it I could guess the meaning of most places without reading the entry because the most common prefixes of place names like Bally-, Kil-, Derry-, Carn-, Dun- etc all occur so often. A lot of them have interesting stories behind how the name came about though, and there's interesting patterns to where certain place names occur. Like around the border of South Derry, Fermanagh and Tyrone there's about 30 or 40 villages with the prefix "Derry-" like Derrylin, Derryvogie etc, but there's very few place names like that anywhere else on the island.
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