Holmes—This name in Ulster is the anglicised form of Mac Thómais. Father Woulfe gives the Gaelic form Mac Shónais, only quoting one form. The first form given is the recognised Scottish Gaelic form by Adams. McTavish and M'Cavis (Mac Thómhais) in the districts about Ballymoney and other parts of Co. Antrim is synonymous with Holmes and Thomson, a sept of the clan Campbell in this case.
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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