The Placenames Committee (An Coiste Logainmneacha) intends to advise the Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh, T.D., to declare by order the Irish language version of the placenames of County Laois.

Before giving its advice, the Committee wishes to receive recommendations from the public regarding the draft order, including the Irish versions. The Committee is publishing a draft of the proposed order so that the public has an opportunity to study it.

The draft order can be accessed at:

The Placenames (County Laois) Order 2018

The Irish versions in the draft order are based on the work of the Placenames Branch in the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. The recommendations will be considered in advance of advice being provided to the Minister of State with regard to the placenames order.

Recommendations should be sent in written submission form to the Placenames Branch, Joyce House, 8–11 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2, or by e-mail to logainmneacha@chg.gov.ie to arrive no later than 30th June 2018.

The public consultation period on the draft placenames orders for counties Galway, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Carlow and Wexford is now over. All recommendations received from the public have been examined by the Placenames Committee and the Placenames Orders for these counties will be signed by the Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh, T.D., in due course.


The Placenames (County Galway) Order 2012 (Draft) (604 kb)

The Placenames (County Leitrim) Order 2012 (Draft) (267 kb)

The Placenames (County Longford) Order 2012 (Draft) (146 kb)

The Placenames (County Mayo) Order 2015 (Draft) (2,227 kb)

The Placenames (County Carlow) Order 2015 (Draft) (928 kb)

The Placenames (County Wexford) Order 2016 (Draft) (2,640 kb)

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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