Archibald—This name, which is used as a Christian name in Scotland and amongst the descendants of the Scottish settlers in Ulster, is the equivalent of Gille-Easbuig, to which name it has no apparent connection, and how it came to be adopted for Gille-Easbuig (Gillespie) seems to be somewhat mystifying to those with a knowledge of the Gaelic language and literature; to them the name Archibald Gillespie appears curious, in place of Gillespie Mac Gillespie (Mac Giolla-Easbuig).
Alphabetical Index of Surnames
Truelove's Journal: A Bookshop Novella
"Beautiful, different and touching. Short, sweet and lovely. Made me cry. You sense that this is a true story veiled in the guise of fiction as are all the best stories."
Although ostensibly set in England, this story was penned by an Irish bookseller under the pseudonym of Ralph St John Featherstonehaugh.
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