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Furthermore, we have added the 17th century placename index, showing older place names not found today, and older ways place names were spelled. Over 20,000 listings in this section alone. Included are modern parish listings in for comparison. Also included are baronies, townlands, places, diocese, poor law unions and registrar districts.
The classic commentary of P.W. Joyce is found in the appendix, outlining common spelling changes, along with additional district and barony maps of Ireland. Charts of common variant spellings, prefix and suffix changes; placenames with more than one location are listed; 17th century map examples, along with an introduction to understanding Irish place names, regional divisions and sources for further research!
This hardbound volume completes the 'Master Book' series ( A Companion Book to The Complete Book of Irish Family Names.)