Parish Placenames Project

The launch of the Parish Placenames Project will take place at St. Mary’s Church, Carlow on Saturday, 2 April 2016 after the celebration of the Eucharist at 7.30pm, as part of the Pan-Celtic Festival.

The Parish Placenames Project is an ambitious project to create a bilingual listing of all of parishes of the Church of Ireland.  Through the cooperation of the Representative Church Body (RCB) the bilingual listing – with explanations of the Irish terms – will be incorporated into the Church of Ireland Directory.

The work will be carried out in a staged process, on a diocese by diocese basis.  It is intended that the listing will act as a resource for parishes which may like to include the Irish name of the parish on the website, notice-board, newsletter, etc.  The first ‘testing ground’ for this project is the Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory and the first consultation draft will be distributed after the service.   It is intended as a modest first attempt and feedback in encouraged.