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05 Nov 2022

The people of Armagh were delighted to welcome Professor Mícheál Ó Mainnín for a special event in Aonach Mhacha last week.

Ó Mainnín delivered a very interesting  lecture entitled ‘The Linguistic Landscape of Armagh City , Past and Present’.

Mícheál is originally from Sligo and he attended NUI Galway. When he first arrived in Belfast in 1987 to undertake work on place names in the north for the new project by Queens University, he had the opportunity to add to his knowledge on the 6 counties and the history related to them. Mícheál is very interested in the historical significance of Armagh City and  he was able to broaden his knowledge on the ecclesiastical Capital of Ireland from his extensive research over the years.