What’s in a Name? – Dunlavin
Full title: The Origin of the Place-Name ‘Dunlavin’, County Wicklow
Creator / Author: Chris Lawlor
Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 7pp
When Published: 2013
Publisher / Place of Publication: Wordwell Ltd. / Unit 9, 78 Furze Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18.
Parent Publication [book]: Gaelic Ireland (c. 600 –c. 1700): politics, culture, landscapes: studies for the ‘Irish Chiefs’ Prize / edited by Katharine Simms / pp 123-129
About: In this essay, local historian Chris Lawlor, sets about unravelling the different spellings and meanings of the placename that is now commonly known as Dunlavin. Sources from Irish mythology to later history are given as examples of equally plausible origins. This essay was a runner-up in the Irish Chiefs Essay Competition.
ID number(s): 9781905569793 / 9781905569847
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Extra #4: View the entry for ‘Dunlavin’ in the Placenames Database of Ireland.