Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

Local Townland names and their origins


“Townland names and their origins”,  a series of vinyl installations in various outdoor locations commissioned by Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin.

Local artist and Irish Language enthusiast, Tom Cosgrove maps and illustrate the folklores and stories associated with the local Townlands. See how transliteration, multiple linguistic heritages and relationships to this land as well as the island of Britain have impacted the names of the places we live in.


*Please note, this event is complemented by:

‘Stair Cheilte na Logainmneacha – The Hidden History of Placenames’

Presentation by Dr Frances Kane, The Northern Ireland Placename Project

Online from 1pm 17th September:

Dr Frances Kane is a Research Fellow who works to establish the linguistic origins of townland names and other historical names within The Northern Ireland Place-Name Project which has been based at the Celtic department at Queen’s University Belfast since 1987.

Her talk, entitled ‘Stair Cheilte na Logainmneacha – The Hidden History of Placenames’ will detail her current research, and explore the various historical events, linguistic developments and changes in the social context within which contemporary place-names in Ireland have been coined and used since earliest records began.

This talk will be delivered in English.

Further information:


Time: 5pm - Any Timepm

Genres: Heritage / History / Language / Street Art / Visual Art

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: Various Outdoor Locations across the City


No Booking Required

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Oíche ceoil traidisiúnta, beo sa chaifé.

An evening of traditional music, live in our café.

Time: 7pm - 9pm

Genres: Music

Facilities: Café

Features: Family friendly / Gaeilge / Wheelchair accessible

Address: Chultúrlann Uí Chanáin ag Mórshráid Shéamais


No Booking Required