A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, Volume 1
A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland , Comprising the Several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, Corporate, Market, and Post Towns, Parishes and Villages. With Historical and Statistical Descriptions; Embellished with Engravings of the Arms of Cities, Bishipricks, Corporate Towns and Boroughs and of the Seals of the Several Municipal Corporations by Samuel Lewis, second edition, 1842, 2 volumes, 1,415 pages, CD-ROM. This esteemed work contains every fact of importance illustrating the local history of Ireland. Arranged alphabetically by place (village, parish, town, etc.), it provides a faithful description of all Irish localities as they existed in 1837, showing exactly where a particular civil parish was located in relation to the nearest town or towns, the barony, county and province, its principal landowners, the diocese in which it was situated, and -of great importance- the Roman Catholic district in which the parish was located and the names of corresponding Catholic parishes. In addition, Lewis's gazetteer is augmented with engravings of the arms and seals of the various towns and boroughs in Ireland, an appendix showing the boundaries of the cities and boroughs and a list of nearly 10,000 subscribers to the original publication, in effect a list of the Irish gentry of 1837.
Lewis, S. (1842). A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (2nd Ed.) (Volumes 1-2). London: Lewis & Co.Â From the Quintin Publications Collection.