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Minor Placenames of Rathlin

Brian Mac Lochlainn collected these placenames from Alex Morrison in the 1980s and the 1990s. Alex was born in Greenock in Scotland in 1915. When his mother died when Alex was three years old, he was sent to Rathlin where his father’s sister reared him and Irish was spoken in the house. He had an extensive knowledge of the minor placenames of the island and there are almost 400 names in the collection. Alex died in 2012. There is more information here about his life and this collection. Brian made a sound recording of Alex saying the placenames and it is available at the same link.

*The basemap of the 6 counties that LPS provide to OSi MapGenie is not as accurate or as detailed as it could be, but we hope that this will improve over time.
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