Wednesday 22 November 2017

Keep a sense of place in new codes

I note with alarm that we are shortly to have a system of postcodes inflicted upon us.

Before we allow some technical wizards to visit this cultural vandalism upon us, could I suggest that townland names be incorporated into the proposed postal code system so that they are preserved for posterity?

According to the Placenames Commission, Ireland is blessed with having at least 61,201 townlands.

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