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Mayor Holland launches Glenasmole field names project

17 November, 2015 - by Sarah Holland


Mayor of South Dublin County, Cllr Sarah Holland, launched the Glenasmole Field Names Project last night in Glenasmole Community Centre.

The project was born out of the research of local resident Pat Lee, who spent years recording the field names before South Dublin County Heritage Office stepped in to help organise and digitise the records.

The field names could relate to the function of a field, or could refer to a historical or mythological event said to have occurred there.  They are a vital part of the folk memory of the area.

Mr Lee said

“If my generation did not record field and place names they would be forgotten forever”.

The names have been added to a map, which is colour coded by townland and is available to view both in the county library and in Glenasmole Community Centre.

Cllr Holland said

“This project is the culmination of years of research into local folk history and includes contributions from the entire community.  It’s a project to be proud of and contains information which paints a picture of the rich history of the area.

“We here in South Dublin are very proud of our rural heritage and this project was a celebration of that.”

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