NI Science Festival
From the Foyle: Places, Peoples and the Past | #NISF21
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NI Science Festival
From the Foyle: Places, Peoples and the Past | #NISF21
Feb 17, 2021
NI Science Festival

Take a stroll along Benone Beach, led by our free, downloadable podcast, map and guide, and find out about the histories and stories associated with the North Coast from the Foyle to Rathlin.   

This event brings together three heritage projects: the Northern Ireland Place-Name Project, Unlocking the Vikings and Spreading the Words. Together, we have produced a set of materials which explore names, legends and historical records to bring to life the medieval past of this fascinating area of coastline. Envisage Norse ships based in the Foyle, imagine the beautiful woman who supposedly drowned in the Bann while being taken to the sea-god Manannán mac Lir, and view spectacular places named in various languages, by various peoples.