Our first lecture in 2022 is on the very interesting topic of place-names:
DECIPHERING THE MINOR PLACE-NAMES ALONG CORK’S SOUTHWEST COASTLINE
Thursday Jan 27 2022
In this lecture, Jerome will examine various place-name collections and resources relating to the West Cork coastline stretching from Beara to Kinsale. He will discuss the origins of the once huge corpus of minor names that existed up to the recent past. Concentrating in particular on the Courcey and Kilbrittain area, Jerome will attempt to decipher some of the coastal place-names in an effort to ensure their preservation in their original forms for posterity. Finally, the correlation between the decline of the Irish language along the coast and the loss of the lore relating to the minor place-names will be explored.
Jerome Lordan is a native of the Old Head of Kinsale; he spent 28 years in the fishing industry, working mostly along the south and west coasts of Ireland as well as spells in New Zealand, Australia and Cornwall. On leaving the fishing industry he did a BA in archaeology and Celtic studies in UCC, and later completed an MA in local history for which he produced a thesis on the coastal placenames of Courceys. In 2014 he published No Flowers on a Sailor’s Grave: Shipwrecks of Kinsale and Courtmacsherry. He now runs Kinsale Harbour Cruises.
To register for the lecture click on the link below:
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jan 27, 2022 08:00 PM Dublin
Topic: Placenames: Deciphering the Minor Placenames along Cork’s Southwest Coastline
Register in advance for this webinar: HERE
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage's third volume of the popular “Clonakilty Historical and Archaeological Journal” is now available at local outlets costing €10. It contains 12 excellent articles examining different aspects of local history and built heritage, focusing on the seventeenth to twentieth centuries, as well as many interesting photos - some of which have not been published before.
We are delighted to announce that the Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage published book, ‘Clonakilty Town Council a History 1613 – 2014’, is now available.
This project was organised by a sub-group of Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage who engaged the services of Dr Matthew Potter, an authority on local government in Ireland, who was joined by Dúchas members Tomás Tuipéar and Michael O’Mahony, to write this comprehensive history. In the words of our Cathaoirleach Tim Feen, ‘this is a veritable history of Clonakilty’.
The limited edition of 200 illustrated books, containing previously unpublished documents and research specific to Clonakilty, are available at :
COUGHLAN’S, Rossa Street, KERR’S, Ashe Street and PADDY MEADE’S, Pearse Street, at € 25.
In the current environment many individuals, clubs and organisations locally are currently putting measures in place to keep the morale up and keep people occupied (in the safety of their own homes), and so Dúchas Clonakilty Heritage have decided to make available for free the two volumes of the Duchas Clonakilty Heritage journal as PDFs on our website here
It is possible to read / download the entire journals or just individual articles.
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