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field names as records of history

Posted by b-unicycling on 15 May 2020 in English (English)

So, I had made this umap of field names done in Ireland using overpass-turbo (learning so much, it’s amazing!), and I noticed someone had done tremendous work in Bannow Bay, which is where the Normans first landed and there are some very interesting field names there. There is a Chapel Field and one was Roche’s Field, a common Norman name in Wexford. It just goes to show how much history is captured in those field names. And also The Blue Bell, how cute is that?

And I have actually been there and like many other mappers, I do go into OSM when I visit a place and might add a few things. So I knew for certain that these were recent additions. I much appreciate Sascha’s contribution. I wish him success in continuing his work there. Maybe I’ll get a chance to add some in Cullenstown, not too far from there.

Location: Bannow Island, Bannow, The Borough District of Wexford, County Wexford, Leinster, Ireland

Comment from DeBigC on 15 May 2020 at 15:10

I appreciate all you have on this map so far ar Your uMap could be more complete if you can negotiate release of the data collected in Meath and Westmeath Councils.

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