John Creedon has always been fascinated by place names, from growing up in Cork City as a young boy to travelling around Ireland making his popular television show. In this brilliant new book, he peels back the layers of meaning of familiar place names to reveal stories about the land of Éireann and the people who walked it before us.
Travel the highways, byways and boreens of Ireland with John and become absorbed in the place names, such as ‘The Cave of the Cats’, ‘Artichoke Road’, ‘The Eagle’s Nest’ and ‘Crazy Corner’. All hold clues that help to uncover our past and make sense of that place we call home, feeding both mind and soul along the way.
‘That Place We Call Home will foster or feed a love of local lore and cultivate an appreciation for the historical remnants scattered in plain sight all over Ireland’s 63,000 townlands’ Irish Independent
‘Marvellous’ Paddy Kehoe, RTÉ
‘A beautiful book’ Daithí Ó Sé, The Today Show
John Creedon is a broadcaster with RTÉ Radio as host of The John Creedon Show. He has also presented multiple television series on RTÉ of road trips across Ireland showcasing Ireland’s history and geography, along with some lesser-known stories of the areas he visits. He lives in Cork.