‘Irish townlands are a puzzle and a joy. We shouldn’t throw them away.’
'To foreigners, and direct marketers, Irish townlands can seem like something from Alice in Wonderland. Where in rural Ireland do people live? In a townland. What’s a townland? It’s a place where people in rural Ireland live. The recurrent complaint is that only the local postman understands the local place names. But why exactly should that be a problem?'
|Historic map of Ireland 1797 by cartographer Daniel Augustus Beaufort.|