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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

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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.
Subjects: 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
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