Gaelic Titles & Forms of Address
Forms of Address
Irish Nobles, Chiefs, Chieftains, forms of address, Clan organizations and more....
This book is entitled “Gaelic Titles and Forms of Address”. There is nothing else quite like it in the IGF library. This is the second and last edition, updated, and expanded with several contemporary topics.
Among the new topics covered in this groundbreaking work are clan organizations and chieftains as they exist in todays world. A topic which few dare touch on today.
A Note From the Author
Not to be confused with British titles and forms of address - this book is in the gaelic style and tradition. After all the discussion and fine tuning created after we published the first edition, the light of day comes to another aspect of gaelic culture.
In the authors own words, "The need for a work such as this, regarding Gaelic nobility, really transcends the general problems of English system forms of address... This work was undertaken for two reasons:
First, there was nothing at all in print in English concerning proper Gaelic usages and
Secondly, where references to Gaelic usages were offered, they were all within English Peerage publications, written from the English nobility viewpoint, and thus totally wrong in every case, ancient and modern."
This is the last word on the subject to date.
The table of contents:
The Gaelic System
Comments Concerning the Nobiliary Groupings
Chiefs of A Name
Daughters - Wives
Comments on ‘Sir’
Code and Explanatory Comments
Head of A Royal House
A Prince and Territorial Lord
The Irish Clan Association
Example of English System Form
Nobiliary Titles in the Republic
List of Members of the Standing Council of Irish
Chiefs and Chieftains with commentary on the
Irish Clan Association.
About the Author
'Chevalier William F.K. Marmion stems from a prominent
old Irish family. The large statue in Dundalk town square
is dedicated to his 3x great-grandfather, who was executed
for his leadership in the Rising of 1798. Another relative, Dom
Columba Marmion, OSB, was recently beatified by the Pope.
A businessman/CEO in the U.S. for over 30 years, he took early
retirement in 1992 and returned to Ireland where he focused
on his writing and historical interests, serving for
a period on the board of directors of Clans of Ireland, Ltd
He has published seven books, and over sixty
historical articles in various Irish journals - on history and
genealogy, with a particular interest in the history of orders
of knighthood in Ireland where his researches have received
wide acclaim. With frequent visits back to Ireland, he continues his researches and was honourary chief of the Marmions from 1989 to 2010.
The Final Word
A unique treatise addressing many areas including the chieftains of Ireland today, and the proper usage of language in the Irish way, not necessarily in the British fashion. One of a kind - The only work of its kind ever published for the Gaelic usage of titles with nobility. 120 pages. softcover. The leading edge in the field.
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