Irish Historic Towns Atlas
The Irish Historic Towns Atlas project was established in 1981. The aim of the project is to record the topographical development of a selection of Irish towns both large and small. Each town is published separately as a fascicle or folder and includes a series of maps complemented by a detailed text section.
The Irish Historic Towns Atlas is part of a wider European scheme, with towns atlases containing broadly similar information available for a number of countries. Thus Irish towns can be studied in their European context. Map of European towns atlases
The GIS-based Digital Atlas of Derry~Londonderry was officially launched on Wednesday 11 September 2013 in the Tower Museum, Union Hall Place, Derry by Derry City Mayor, Councillor Martin Reilly.
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The project is a joint collaboration between Derry City Council's Heritage and Museum Service, the Royal Irish Academy and Queen's University Belfast that used the content from Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 15, Derry~Londonderry by Avril Thomas. The Digital Atlas of Derry~Londonderry is a UK City of Culture project and is available to view at www.ria.ie/digitalatlasderry.
Sample from the Digital Atlas of Derry~Londonderry
'Dublin 1610 to 1847 – Cartographic Comparisons'
This exhibition is based on the Irish Historic Towns Atlas of Dublin and traces how the city has evolved through the seminal maps by John Speed (1610), John Rocque (1756) and the Ordnance Survey (1847).
Dates & times: 10am to 5pm from Monday 19 August 2013.
Venue: Meeting Room, Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson St, Dublin 2.
** PLEASE NOTE: Due to various conferences being held in the Meeting Room, the exhibition will be unavailable for public viewing on the following dates:
8, 15, 21, 22, 25, 27 (morning), 28 November 2013.
2, 3, 4, 5 (morning), 6 (afternoon), 10, 17 (afternoon) December 2013.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Maps and Texts: exploring the Irish Historic TOwns Atlas
Maps and Texts comprises of twenty individual essays that offer readers three different perspectives on urban life in Ireland. It is based on a series of annual seminars that examined the contents of the twenty-five published Irish Historic Towns Atlases. For more and to purchase Maps and texts please click here.
Full colour. 336 pages. 93 illustrations. Softback 21 x 26cm portrait with flaps. ISBN 978-1-908996-14-5.
Cork Gazetteer Online
A draft gazetteer of topographical information on Cork city with a full list of abbreviations is now online and available to download (pdf documents). The draft was compiled as part of work in progress on the Irish Historic Towns Atlas of Cork by Máire Ní Laoi. The work was part-funded by the Built Heritage element of the Environmental Fund, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Irish Historic Towns Atlas Volume III (Derry~Londonderry, Dundalk, Armagh, Tuam, Limerick)
Volume III presents five towns and cities in the IHTA series in bound format and follows on from Volume I (1996) and Volume II (2005)...More details