17 May 2022 – Place Names of the Barony of Coleraine – Speaker : Dr Niall Comer

Place Names of the Barony of Coleraine

Speaker: Dr Niall Comer

What an great talk by Dr Niall Comer – interesting , informative and very entertaining.

Niall is a lecturer in Irish and Translation Studies on the Magee Campus, Ulster University.  He lives in Glenullin, Co. Derry, and was president of Conradh na Gaeilge from 2017-2022. He has published widely and regularly gives guest lectures on various aspects of place-name study and hosts the popular Facebook page and discussion forum:

‘The Gaelic Heritage of the Causeway Coast and Glens’

 http:// The Gaelic Heritage of Causeway Coast and Glens | Facebook

Link to Powerpoint presentation :  The Barony of Coleraine

Coleraine is Located on the North-Eastern coast of Ireland lies the market town of Coleraine. It is situated just over three miles from the northern coastline with the North Atlantic Ocean. Coleraine or Cúil Raithin means ‘corner of bracken’ and its surrounding barony has a rich and diverse history. The identity and shape of this area has also changed over time as result of internal and external influence and these changes are reflected in the place-name heritage of the area. This talk seeks to illustrate these influences and to show how place-names can be used to develop a deeper understanding of our common heritage.

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