Fingal Fieldnames Project

 

Fingal County Council invites local groups to participate in the Fingal Fieldnames Project

 

 

 

Fingal County Council is inviting local groups and volunteers to participate in the Fingal Fieldnames Project which aims to explore and record the rich legacy of fieldnames and related heritage in our local landscapes. Every field in Fingal, and across Ireland, has a name or had one in the past. Names may derive from the topography of the land, or from the owners, or may describe the purpose of the field, its size or may relate to some event that took place in the field. Together these names tell us much about the history and heritage of our local landscapes. Through this project, we will begin the task of recording, analysing and publishing the fieldnames of Fingal and we will safeguard this invaluable cultural heritage asset for future generations.

In 2018 the Council wants to work with six groups across Fingal to gather fieldnames in their local areas. While the project is likely to be of interest to local historical and heritage societies, it is also hoped that other community groups across the county will get involved.

If your group is interested in being involved please email [email protected] to express your interest by 30th March 2018. Project work beings in April 2018 and will end in October. Groups will be selected for participation based on their ability to commit to the project and their location in Fingal.