Mid Ulster place-names: townland names in selected parishes in South Derry and North Tyrone

  • Brian Ó Doibhlin

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


This thesis is an analysis of place-names in a number of parishes in Mid-Ulster. The key aim of the research project is to use evidence to work out the original meaning of the names. The thesis also discusses the decline and survival of the Irish language in Co. Derry and Co. Tyrone as well as the impact of settlement on language contact and language shift. It is clear that a number of geographical, historical, religious and political influences shaped the naming process in the area. The thesis discusses these influences in depth.
Date of AwardDec 2021
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Queen's University Belfast
SponsorsNorthern Ireland Department for the Economy
SupervisorGreg Toner (Supervisor) & Micheal O Mainnin (Supervisor)


  • Placenames
  • onomastics
  • linguistics
  • local history
  • dialectology

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