SNSBI 2010 Carmarthen meeting (Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, March 12–15)

This meeting was organized by Professor Hywel Wyn Owen and sponsored by the Welsh Language Board. There is a report in Nomina 33, 169–171.

Friday 12th March

  • Professor Prys Morgan: Carmarthen, capital of west Wales

Saturday 13th March

  • Gwyn Jones: Safoni enwau lleoedd Cymru: Standardizing Wales's Place-names

  • David Thorne: Field names in a Carmarthenshire parish

  • Chris Lewis: Personal names and cultural identity in Victorian Wales

  • Dónall Mac Giolla Easpaig: The element longphort ‘ship-encampment’ in Irish toponymy

  • Emma Nic Cárthaigh: Difficulties in determining early medieval Irish tribal boundaries: Dal, Dealbhna, Dartraighe

  • Paul Tempan: Patterns in street-naming in Belfast

  • Dewi Evans: Welsh place-names in Patagonia

  • Julia Stanbridge: The naming of New Zealand: how the British applied British names to the colony

  • Ann Cole: Lurking by Offa's Dyke

  • Ellen Bramwell: Homonymous brothers in the Hebrides: present-day parallels to an historical problem

  • Marteinn Sigurdsson: Norse names of three episcopal seats in medieval Scotland

  • Peder Gammeltoft: DigDag: a Danish place-name research infrastructure

  • Shaun Tyas: Gooch's Lincolnshire place-names and other delusions

Sunday 14th March

  • John Koch: Gens Hiernorum “the Irish” and other early names from the Ora Maritima in the light of recent work on Ross Island and Tartessian

  • Guto Rhys: Names and phonology of Pictish

  • David Parsons: Y Sais bach yng Nghymru: the place names of England and Wales contrasted

  • excursion to Tenby led by Professor Prys Morgan

  • Patrick Hanks: Some methodological considerations in approaching the study of family names

  • Peter McClure: Some problems and solutions in explaining English and Anglo-Celtic names

  • Kay Muhr: The Elizabethan Fiants for Ireland and Irish surnames today


The Ivy Bush Hotel Preparing the reception desk
The Ivy Bush HotelPreparing the reception desk
Breakfast The Lecture Room
BreakfastThe Lecture Room
The Lecture Room The Bar
The Lecture RoomThe Bar
Tenby town walls The five-entrance gate
Tenby town wallsThe five-entrance gate
The church The church
Daffodils outside the churchThe church from the main street
Tenby harbour looking out to sea
Tenby harbourLooking out to sea
the rock houses above the beach
Fort on the rock Houses above the beach
the harbour the harbour
harbour and sea front from the museum Harbour and jetty
The merchant's house the coach
The merchant's houseReturning to the coach
Rebecca rioters Rebecca rioters
Memorial to the "Rebecca Rioters" Viewing the memorial.