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Talk on Irish Place Names of Kilkeel and Beyond – in Kilkeel Library on 24 October 2017

Kilkeel Library invites you to enjoy a talk on ‘The Irish Sources of the Place Names of Kilkeel and Beyond’ by Gordon McCoy on Tuesday 24 October 2017 at 6:30pm. 

During this talk, Gordon McCoy will look at the influence of the Irish language on local place names, as well as relating some of the problems of translating place names leading to differing interpretations and spectacular mistakes!   

Gordon received a doctorate from Queen’s University Belfast for his thesis on Protestant learners of Irish in 1997. Gordon is the Irish Language Education Officer for the East Belfast Mission. 

Admission to this event is free and everyone is welcome.

To reserve a place at this talk, please contact Kilkeel Library (51A Greencastle Street, BT34 4BH) on telephone: 028 4176 2278 or email: