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An Coiste Logainmneacha

An Coiste Logainmneacha (The Placenames Committee) was established in November 2002, with four principal aims:

  • Suggesting appropriate Irish only, or bilingual names for local authority housing developments
  • Working in an advisory capacity with private developers in suggesting appropriate names for housing and other developments
  • Ensuring the accuracy of both Irish and English placenames in local authority road signage throughout the county
  • Offering a free translation service for businesses in the county who wish to erect Irish language signage

The overall aim of An Coiste Logainmneacha is to ensure, as far as possible, that estate names are appropriate and that they reflect the rich Irish cultural heritage of Waterford. Anyone wishing to avail of the services of An Coiste Logainmneacha should contact the Irish Language Officer, Waterford City and County Council on 058-22001 or ‌

Placenames Resources

‌The website is also a wonderful resource for anyone with an interest in placenames, and for anyone who wants to find out more about these names that are all around us.

Not only can you search for individual placenames in the huge database which has been put together by the Placenames Branch, you can also access a vast range of supplementary information under the ‘Information Resources’ and ‘Educational Resources’ sections.

Some valuable Waterford placenames publications (Logainmneacha as Paróiste na Rinne, Co Phort Láirge and The Place-Names of Decies) have been digitised and are available here.

In addition, the site contains some beautiful old maps from Co. Waterford (and other counties) which you can look at here.