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Educational resources

These educational resources are provided as a tool for teachers and students. Placenames are a central part of Irish heritage. We hope that these resources will awaken an interest in them. The resources are in Irish and are printable. More information »

Competitions

The logainm.ie team occasionally runs placenames-themed competitions for primary and post-primary schools. You can see the results and the students' work here.

Open Competitions »

Feedback questionnaires

If you have used the educational resources on the site we would be grateful if you could complete a short questionnaire, see links below. This feedback will help us to further develop the educational resources on logainm.ie. There are separate questionnaires for the primary, post-primary and third level resources. Please note the questionnaires are in Irish only.

Educational resources for primary schools

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This file contains educational resources intended for children in the senior grades of primary schools. They are suitable for any region of the country. Six work schemes are available, one as an introduction to placenames in general and five based on different themes. These resources could also be used in some post-primary classes. Note: this document is in Irish.

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Educational resources for post-primary level

  1. Table of contents

  2. List of sources

  3. Unit 1: Introduction to placenames

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  4. Unit 2.1: Geographical and administration units

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  5. Unit 2.2: Connaught

  6. Unit 2.3.1: Leinster 1

  7. Unit 2.3.2: Leinster 2

  8. Unit 2.4: Munster

  9. Unit 2.5.1: Ulster 1

  10. Unit 2.5.2: Ulster 2

  11. Unit 3: Physical features in placenames

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  12. Unit 4: The influence of Christianity on placenames

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  13. Unit 5: The influence of settlers on placenames

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  14. Unit 6: The Anglicisation of placenames

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  15. Unit 7.1: Flora and fauna

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  16. Unit 7.2: The wolf in Irish placenames

  17. Unit 8: Insight into the Irish language through placenames

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  18. Unit 9.1: Streetnames and new placenames

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  19. Unit 9.2: Housing estates

  20. Unit 10: Quiz

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  21. Unit 11: Research project guidelines

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Educational resources for third level

  1. Educational resources for third level — outline

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  2. Lecture 8: Mionainmneacha na hÉireann

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  3. Lecture 11: Saothar na scoláirí agus taighde an lae inniu

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  4. Educational resources for third level - bibliography

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These resources were created by Fiontar agus Scoil na Gaeilge (DCU) in cooperation with the Placenames Branch (Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht).

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