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.