Comhdháil na nDéise has returned to Waterford Institute of Technology. The first Summer Session of the Comhdháil, under the title 'Port Láirge: People, Place, Identity' will take place on June 15th, 2017. The theme of the session will be 'Logainmneacha, names of places'.
The official opening will be carried out by Éamon Ó Cuív TD.
Everybody is welcome and admission is free. If you intend to be with us, I would ask that you register by sending an email to [email protected] (lunch will be offered at a reasonable price but we need to know approximate numbers of attendees). Please spread the word.
9:30-10:00 What is Identity? (Dr John O’Brien, WIT)
10:00-10:30 Éamon Ó Cuív TD
11:00-12:10 Session 1:
(a) A Journey through the Placenames of Waterford (Mr Joe Falvey)
(b) Waterford's ‘An Coiste Logainmneacha’ (Ms Máire Seó Breathnach, Waterford City and County Council)
13:20-14:30 Session 2:
(a) Maps, Placenames and Identity (Mr Richard Kirwan)
(b) Exotic Townland Names (Dr PJ O’Connor)
14:45-16:15 Session 3:
(a) The Importance and Function of Irish Placenames (An Dr Pádraig Ó Cearbhaill)
(b) A Background and Context to www.logainm.ie (An Dr Brian Ó Raghallaigh, DCU)
16:15 Clabhsúr/ End