Most problems with Irish placenames have to do with peculiar phonetic renderings of the
original Irish language names. When trying to identify the location of a name, keep in mind that English
cannot cope with some of the sounds of Irish. Some imagination and persistence may
be needed. The most common problems and solutions are listed below.
The most changeable sounds are vowels and vowel-like sounds
- a, e, i, o, u, gh, ch. Thus the original Irish Drum na Roghan
might be rendered as Drumrown, Drimnyrone, Drommnarone, Dramrowny