Bailte Fearainn Cathair Dhoire
Is Ailtire óg as Doire é Tom Cosgrove a chruthaíonn sé íomhánna d’áiteanna samhlaithe atá tumtha sa Ghaeilge. Is é fath an chuid is mó de na líníochtaí seo ná an chuma a bheadh ar an teanga a léiriú in áiteanna atá ann cheana féin nach bhfuil an teanga forleithne. Rinne Tom an léarscáil lena chairde do bun us ainmneacha bhailte fearainn ár gCathair a léiriú do achan duine sa chathair. Taispeánann ainmneacha na mbailte fearainn raon éagsúil bunús, Gaeilge, Béarla agus Albainis.
Tom Cosgrove is a young Architect from Derry who produces imagery of imagined places immersed in the Irish language. The focus of the most of these drawings is to depict what the language could look like in existing places where the language is not prevalent. Tom made this map with his friends to portray the origins of townlands names of our city. The townland names show a diverse range of origins, Irish, English and Ulster Scots.
Tom worked in partnership with the Droichead Project in Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin to bring the map to a public space to help galvanise interest in what these ancient place names can tell us about the topography, heritage, cultures and people of our local lands.
For more information about Tom’s work, follow the links to his socials:
If you'd like to read more about the work of Droichead, click the link here.