A Win for the Irish, Best Article of the Year 2021! — Names: A Journal of Onomastics

The Authors of the 2021 Best Article of the Year (clockwise from top row left): Michal Boleslav Měchura, Angus Ó Fionnagáin, Brian Ó Raghallaigh, and Sophie Osborne

The results are in for Best Article of the Year 2021! Each year, the editorial board of NAMES: A Journal of Onomastics selects the one article they feel exemplifies the best of research into names and naming. Thanks to COVID, the deliberation process was somewhat delayed. However, the ANS is very happy to announce the 2021 winner of NAMES Best Article of the Year Award is “Developing the Gaois Linguistic Database of Irish-language Surnames” which appeared in volume 69, issue 1 of NAMES. The superior piece of scholarship on Irish-language surname was co-authored by Limerick University’s Aengus O’ Fionnagáin, and Brian O’ Raghallaigh, Michal Boleslav Měchura, and Sophie Osborne of Dublin City University. The winning article, along with every issue of NAMES, can be viewed via the NAMES website.