Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary of Ireland contains a detailed study of Ireland in the 1830s and 1840s. It gives readers, historians and geneaologists like you and I a glimpse into Ireland before the Famin. Samuel Lewis gives details about every parish, town and village in Ireland, including inhabitants, employment, history, topography, religion and parish structures, administration and courts, schools, and much more. He also gives the names of the principal inhabitants (generally landlords, merchants and professionals).
Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary of Ireland is made up of three parts:
· Volume 1: A-G
· Volume 2: H-Z
· Volume 3: Atlas of Ireland
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