Thornton—In the most parts of South Connacht and North Munster this name is the anglicised form O'Draighneain, a South Galway sept; Drennan and Drinan in the districts about Tuam; in Sligo Dreinan, and Drinan in the district of Oughterard. Likewise Meenagh (Muimheach) in North Sligo, O'Monaghan (O'Muineachain) in Co. Mayo, McSkeghan and McSkean in the districts of Tyholland, Tydavnet and other parts of North Monaghan; correctly written Mac Sceacháin, from Sceach, a thorn-bush.
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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