For those of you within driving distance of Dundalk town there will be a very interesting talk given by Fiachra Mac Gabhann this Friday June 10th on Irish Place Names. It will be well worth attending. No booking needed.
An Archive of Our Past: Placenames and Sense of Place
Speaker: Fiachra Mac Gabhann
Venue: Wellington Hall, St. Mary’s Road, Dundalk
Date: Friday, June 10th 2016
Organisers: Dundalk Culture Club
Toponymy – the study of Place Names – gives us a fascinating and unique access to our past. It connects us to the landscape and nature and is a wellspring of geographical, historical and mythical information.
Fiachra Mac Gabhann presents a talk that will draw on his extraordinary ten volume study of the Place Names of County Mayo, Logainmneacha Mhaigh Eo, to examine some of the intricacies of these themes and piece together some of what has been lost, and offer perspectives on the historical and cultural significance of Irish placenames to our sense of identity.
Admission is Free but donations are welcome.
This event has been organised by the Dundalk Culture Club.