MURAL - Maynooth University Research Archive Library



    Townlands: territorial signatures of landholding and identity


    Duffy, Patrick (2004) Townlands: territorial signatures of landholding and identity. In: The heart's townland: marking boundaries in Ulster. The Ulster Local History Trust in association with The Cavan-Monaghan Rural Development Co-operative Society, pp. 18-38. ISBN 0 9542832 1 X

    [img] Download (7MB)


    Share your research

    Twitter Facebook LinkedIn GooglePlus Email more...



    Add this article to your Mendeley library


    Abstract

    There is a certain territorial logic to our referencing points when we describe where we are from. In the Bronx or Melbourne, or London, there is little point in introducing oneself as being from Ballynahalisk (County Cork), or Drumskinney and Montiaghroe (County Fermanagh). It is obviously a question of scale. But there is also a latent sense of 'It's-such-a-small-rural-backward-blip-on-the-landscape' that I wouldn't mention it. This was especially true up to forty or fifty years ago, when there was a sensitivity about rural rusticity, reflected in the term 'culchie'.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Local history; Ireland; Ulster; Townlands; Identity; Land; Boundaries.
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 1255
    Depositing User: Prof. Patrick Duffy
    Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2009 13:56
    Publisher: The Ulster Local History Trust in association with The Cavan-Monaghan Rural Development Co-operative Society
    Refereed: No
    URI:

      Repository Staff Only(login required)

      View Item Item control page

      Downloads

      Downloads per month over past year