Vol. 37 No. 4 (1989)
Research Article

The History and Nature of Irish Street Names

Published 1989-12-01



Street names in Irish towns and cities reflect the historical periods in which those names were given, medieval through the twentieth century. The majority of these names can be traced to English words, although many streets have English-sounding names which can be traced to Irish words. Classifying these names reveals the many reasons for name origins, from descriptive through destination to commemorative.


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