Science in Society

Bogland & Blackberries - Place-names, Languages & Landscapes

Wednesday 19 February, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Suitability: 18+


Place-names are precious relics of times gone by, telling us not only about how our predecessors saw the world around them, but also preserves the rich language spoken by inhabitants of our native places over time. 
Bogland and Blackberries will be hosted by the Northern Ireland Place-Name project at the Seamus Heaney Home Place Centre. With guest panellists from Queen’s University and local experts, this interactive event will explore and discuss the names of the places that inspired works like Heaney’s Bogland, and how treasures of the landscape and its people remain fossilised in the names around us today, much like they do in the written word.
Host for the evening: Joe Mahon, UTV

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Seamus Heaney HomePlace
45 Main St
Magherafelt BT45 8HT