9.4.1 Placenames

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​​​​​​9.4.1 Placenames

Placenames are an important and disappearing part of our cultural heritage. They provide a link to the past and reflect the natural, built and cultural heritage of a locality. Kilkenny County Council has undertaken surveys in partnership with local communities, to record and map traditional place and fieldnames through the Kilkenny Fieldname Recording Project and the River Nore Heritage Audit (See Section 8.4.1.1 River Nore).  A Glossary of fieldnames in Irish has also been produced.

 

The names of all new developments should reflect the local topography, history, culture, ecology or significant people and events, and also incorporate traditional and Irish language placenames from the locality. The Placenames Database of Ireland[1] is a comprehensive management system for data, archival records and placenames research conducted by the State.

 

9.4.1.1 Commemorative Memorials

The commemoration of significant historical events, anniversaries or people associated with, or who have made important social, cultural or economic contributions to, Kilkenny is an important way of celebrating and remembering our cultural heritage.

The Council has developed a “Naming and Commemorative Memorial Policy” to provide guidance on the naming of new infrastructure and the installation of commemorative plaques, memorials or monuments in public places and buildings. It is overseen by the Naming and Commemorative Memorial Assessment Committee.

Development Management Requirements:

  • To encourage the use of bi‐lingual and Irish‐Language place names and signs.
  • To ensure that the naming of all new public infrastructure within the ownership or control of Kilkenny County Council complies with the provisions of the Naming and Commemorative Memorial Policy.
  • To ensure that installation of commemorative plaques, memorials or monuments complies with the provisions of the Naming and Commemorative Memorial Policy.

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