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Comhdháil na nDéise
Location: T&L Building, Cork Road Campus
Cost: Free
Contact: Email [email protected]

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

10:30 Sos/Break

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)

12:10-13:20  Lón/Lunch

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 (An Dr Brian Ó Raghallaigh, DCU)

16:15  Clabhsúr/ End