Fieldnames from Dunmore, Carrigans, Co. Donegal

The same lady who had surveyed the names for Dysertmore came back today with some from Donegal, from very, very close to the border. They are again from around a manor house, Dunmore House (on OpenStreetMap), to be precise. She had added those fieldnames to OpenStreetMap herself, having taught herself by watching the tutorials onContinue reading Fieldnames from Dunmore, Carrigans, Co. Donegal

Of Rocks and Oaks – Fieldnames from Carrigeen and Kilderry

Some weeks or months ago, I had given a fieldpapers map to a neighbour who lives in Carrigeen (Parish of Rathcool). He had met me before, which really seems to be essential, because sending out letters to neighbours I’m unbeknownst¬† to, asking for contributions has yielded nothing so far. He stayed in contact though andContinue reading Of Rocks and Oaks – Fieldnames from Carrigeen and Kilderry

Obsolete (read: “historic”) Fieldnames in Fingal

The same lady who had given me fieldnames where she resides in Kilkenny now, remembered some fieldnames from her childhood in Fingal, Dublin. I could probably be more precise, it might have been Diswellstown, but it doesn’t really matter. The whole area has been developed into housing estates and Castleknock Golfcourse, so all the fieldsContinue reading Obsolete (read: “historic”) Fieldnames in Fingal

Fieldnames from Chapelizod (Grovebeg), Co. Kilkenny

About a fortnight ago, I had reached out to Judy Rhatigan, who I know had grown up in the Lodge of Chapelizod House in the 1950s. Usually, I keep my informants anonymous, because they usually still live on the farm and I want to protect their privacy, but in this case this does not apply.Continue reading Fieldnames from Chapelizod (Grovebeg), Co. Kilkenny

Ranking of Field Name Numbers by County mid July 2020

We have total of 1006 fieldnames now, with 982 in the Republic and in 24 Northern Ireland. We were given permission to add the field names from the Westmeath Field Names Recording Project to OpenStreetMap, which explains the surge in numbers there. County no. of fieldnames on OSM Antrim 20 Armagh 0 Carlow 0 CavanContinue reading Ranking of Field Name Numbers by County mid July 2020