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

The Three Women of Kilkieran or 33 New Field Names

This is the best way to get to know your neighbours, even though this is really the country definition of neighbour. I went to Kilkieran (Ballyfoyle) to meet a farmer and his son or a farmer and his father, depending on your viewpoint. Anyway, they own the Kilkieran Equestrian Farm. I’m not sure how youngContinue reading The Three Women of Kilkieran or 33 New Field Names

Some fieldnames and a cropmark in Sandfordscourt

Today I went to visit one of the farms in Sandfordscourt. I had actually met the owner last year, when I visited his tower house. I had sent him an atlas of his farm prepared on FieldPapers.org before, and I actually had gotten most of the fieldnames from his neighbour already, but we had otherContinue reading Some fieldnames and a cropmark in Sandfordscourt

More fieldnames from Kilkieran, Co. Kilkenny

Sometimes, you just have to be lucky. Last Sunday, I wrote a letter explaining what I do and why to a neighbour, and because they are neighbours (in the country sense), I wanted to drop the letter there instead of having it go through the post sorting facility in Portlaois or whereever it is. ButContinue reading More fieldnames from Kilkieran, Co. Kilkenny