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An Ghaeilge sa Logainmníocht i gCorcaigh

Ar an 16ú lá den Mheithimh bhí Seomra Thomáis Dáibhís san Leabharlann Lárnaach lán go doras do chur i láthair dátheangach ón Dr Éamon Lankford faoi logainmneacha chathair Chorcaí.  Tar éis a léachta, d’eascair caidreamh cainte anamúil sa chomhluadar faoi logainmneacha sa chathair.  Ba léir go ón méid cainte ón urlár go bhfuil ana-shuim ag lucht an phobail i gcúrsaí logainmníochta.  Sa deireadh, mhol Éamonn Lankford go nósfadh muintir na cathrach aon eolas neamhfhoirmeálta a bheadh acu faoi áitainmneacha a sheoladh chuig an Suirbhé Logainmneacha Chorcaí, san Áras, ag 13 Paráid na Díge, Corcaigh, nó chuig logainmneacha@gmail.com.  

The Gaelic roots of Cork city place names

In co-operation with the Cork City Place Names Survey 2009-2010, Dr Éamon Lankford presented a well-received talk on the Irish roots of Cork city place names, and also discussed the custom of the deliberate, or sometimes careless, corrupting of original meanings when naming new addresses.  Evidence of a strong interest in local place names and in the Irish language was very apparent from the contributions of those who attended this bilingual evening on 16 June in the Central Library.  Dr Lankford encouraged all present to encourage anyone with a knowledge of any informal or unofficial place names, new or old, in the Cork region to send those names to the Cork City Place Names Survey, An tÁras, 13 Dyke Parade, Cork, or by e-mail to logainmneacha@gmail.com.

Eamon Lankford at Cork placenames talk
Dr Éamon Lankford at the Cork city placenames talk