Friday, 10 October 2008

Placename Database of Ireland

A new website should make it easier to work out the English equivalent of an Irish Gaelic placename and vice versa, and in many instances also help you to pronounce it correctly!

The Placenames Database of Ireland (Bunachar Logainmneacha na hEireann), a joint venture from Fiontar (DCU) and The Placenames Branch (Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs), is located at www.logainm.ie , is written bilingually in both English and Gaeilge, and is extremely simple to use. However, it is possible that demand may be quite high for the next few days, as I have found it to be quite temperamental.

Counties Waterford, Galway and Donegal are the first counties to have sound files recorded with their respective entries, these being Gaeltacht areas (Irish Gaelic speaking), with other counties expected to follow in the coming months.

A great resource!

(Thanks to Audrey Wyper for flagging up the site)

Chris

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