Inishowen placenames

Jul 19, 2014, 02:17 PM

Mary Murphy tells us the placename in English, Sean McMahon tells us how it is pronounced in Irish, then Mary tells us what that Irish wording means thus giving the etymology of the place. Starting with Inishowen, we finish the piece with Urris as it was the place Brian Friel had in mind for his 1981 masterpiece, Translations, which dealt with Britain's attempts to remove the Irish placenames and replace them with new English versions.