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Taifeadadh na logainmneacha Ghleann na Fuaiche / Recording the place names of Nafooey Valley

14 August, 3pm - 5pm

Benjamin Thébaudeau

  • The Larches pub
  • Dooletter, Finny
  • F12 H104
  • Co. Mayo

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Joyce Country and Western Lakes Geopark (Geopháirc Dhúiche Sheoigheach agus Lochanna an Iarthair), in partnership with Joyce Country and Western Lakes GeoEnterprise and Comharchumann Dhúiche Sheoigheach Teo, is organising this place name recording event for the communities of Gleann na Fuaiche, such as Finny, Drin, Dúleitir, Seanadh Farracháin and Corr Riabhach. The event will take place in the Larches pub in Dooletter in the valley from 3 to 5pm on Sunday the 14th of August and will allow local people to come in and record the names of knolls and hillocks, streams and cliff faces and any other features that are not yet on any map. The geopark team will be on-hand to record digitally the information given and share it on the meitheal section of the logainm.ie website and on future maps of the locality.

Following the publication in 2020 of the booklet entitled "Place Names and Geology in the Joyce Country and Western Lakes region", the geopark team and the Joyce Country and Western Lakes GeoEnterprise continues on its endeavour to shine a light on this very precious interaction between our landscape and our cultural heritage. This event constitutes a starting point for the recording of place names in the Nafooey valley and beyond to the other communities of the geopark region.

Everyone is welcome but we are particularly looking for people with knowledge on the valley's place names and its history. If anybody is unavailable to join us during the event, please contact the geopark geologist at geologist@jcwlgeopark.ie.

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