Unwritten Landscapes: Reflections on Minor Place-names and Sense of Place in the Irish Countryside
Duffy, Patrick J. (2004) Unwritten Landscapes: Reflections on Minor Place-names and Sense of Place in the Irish Countryside. In: Surveying Ireland's past: multidisciplinary essays in honour of Angret Simms. Geography Publications, pp. 689-712. ISBN 0 906602 42 4
Place-names have a highly respected lineage in traditional historical and landscape studies. They have been seen to provide important indicators of settlement and landscape change from the past, as well as evidence about the peoples and cultures that occupied such landscapes: 'Irish placenames are spots in time as well as space, palimpsests in which a whole disrupted history lies waiting to be deciphered'.
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