Dublin c. 840 to c. 1540: the medieval town in the modern city
By H.B. Clarke
This map offers a visual insight into medieval Dublin. The results of historical research and archaeological exploration are revealed in the form of bright colours and symbols representing features from the city's Gaelic, Viking, Hiberno-Norse, Anglo-Norman and Anglo-Irish past. The information is superimposed on a more modern base map so the hidden medieval urban landscape can be put in context. The map is complemented by a detailed index and introductory booklet.
The map was first published in 1978 by the Friends of Medieval Dublin and the Ordnance Survey of Ireland. This welcome revision has been produced by the Royal Irish Academy's prestigious Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA) project, which will eventually cover some forty towns/cities for the whole country.
The author, Howard Clarke, Department of Medieval History, University College Dublin, is both an authority on the history of early Dublin and an editor of the IHTA series. IHTA, no. 11, Dublin, part I, to 1610, also by H.B. Clarke was published earlier this year.
The IHTA series editors are: Anngret Simms, H.B. Clarke and Raymond Gillespie; consultant editor: J.H. Andrews; cartographic editor: Sarah Gearty; editorial assistant: Angela Murphy. The project has been supported by the Heritage Council.
Dublin c. 840 to c. 1540: the Medieval Town in the Modern City: Coloured map 700 mm x 1000 mm (folded) and 16 pages of text 117 mm x 192 mm; in a cover 127 mm x 200 mm. ISBN 1 874045-99-2. Price €10. Buy online