Mayo Field Names Pilot Recording Project Workshop
Killeen Community Centre
Tuesday 18th October 2022, at 3 pm
Field names have been handed down through generations and are a valuable part of local heritage that describes the topography and settlement of local communities. This information is generally known only to the local people who live on and/or work the land. With less people working those fields on a regular basis and changes in land use and farming practices, this invaluable knowledge is being lost.
Mayo County Council Heritage Office, with support from the Heritage Council, is undertaking a pilot project to record Mayo field names with four Mayo communities. This project aims to record information from the people who are guardians of this rich oral heritage and provide a valuable link to the physical and cultural history of these communities for generations to come.
The interest and enthusiasm of community groups and individual volunteers is essential for the success of this project. The knowledge of local place names gathered and recorded in Mayo is an important asset in both a local and wider heritage context.
A workshop will take place at Killeen Community Centre on Tuesday 18th October at 3 pm to train and advise volunteers on the methods and practicalities of the project. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.