Minor Placenames Workshop 2018 - Registration now open
17-18 May 2018
Register here (early bird rate until 13.04.18)
Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge, DCU, is organising a workshop on the topic of minor placenames (placenames other than administrative placenames and population centres). This workshop will be of interest to placenames researchers, to local history and heritage groups and to current or potential contributors to Meitheal Logainm.ie. Talks will be in either Irish or English. The workshop will include a dinner, a practical session on using Meitheal Logainm.ie, and a historical walking tour of the local area (Drumcondra), led by Séamas Ó Maitiú.
SNSBI Pre-conference Workshop 2016
The SNSBI pre-conference workshop ‘Tools for sharing minor placenames’ was hosted by Fiontar, DCU in collaboration with the Placenames Branch, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, on 14 April 2016. Further information about the conference is available on the SNSBI website here ».
A new crowdsourcing tool, Meitheal Logainm.ie, developed by Fiontar was launched during this workshop. Further information available here »
BISA (British and Irish Sound Archives) Conference 2014
From left: Ronan Doherty (Design consultant), Dr Brian Ó Raghallaigh (Technical manager, Fiontar), Michal Boleslav Měchura (Technical consultant, Fiontar), Dr Pádraig Ó Cearbhaill (Acting Chief Placenames Officer, The Placenames Branch), Dr Caoilfhionn Nic Pháidín (Project director, Fiontar).
BISA’s 2014 conference, which was hosted by Fiontar, DCU in collaboration with the Placenames Branch, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, took place on the 16-17 May 2014. Further information about the conference is available on the BISA website www.bisa-web.org.
An enhanced Irish placenames database and a new Irish-language mapping service was launched during this conference. Further information available here »
Placenames Workshop 2012
From left: Helen Kerfoot, Chair, United Nations Groups of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN); Dinny McGinley T.D., Minister of State for the Gaeltacht; Prof. Brian MacCraith, Dublin City University President; Dónall Mac Giolla Easpaig, Chief Placenames Officer, The Placenames Branch, Dept. of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht; Dr Caoilfhionn Nic Pháidín, Fiontar, Dublin City University.
Workshop Theme: Management and dissemination of toponymic data online
This workshop, which was organised by Fiontar, Dublin City University, in collaboration with the Placenames Branch, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, took place on the 24-25 August 2012.
Please click here to go to the workshop Web site »