Number 23 in the Irish Historic Towns Atlas series, Carlingford traces the topographical development of this Anglo-Norman town from its earliest times to c. 1900. Carlingford details the growth of this port and fishing town at the gateway to south Ulster and north Leinster on Carlingford Lough. From its Anglo-Norman foundation, the picturesque town attracted many artists and travellers. Here over 20 historical and old views are presented in colour on A3 sheets with additional thematic maps, illustrations and contemporary vignettes in the accompanying text. The extensive topographical gazetteer documents over 450 sites in Carlingford and is accompanied by an essay explaining the urban morphological development of the town. Also included is a CD-ROM of the publication where the text is word searchable and the maps and images are in high resolution, allowing for detailed examination.
Author: Harold O'Sullivan, Raymond Gillespie; Series editors: Anngret Simms, H.B. Clarke, Raymond Gillespie, Jacinta Prunty; Consultant editor: J.H. Andrews; Cartographic editor: Sarah Gearty; Editorial assistants: Angela Murphy, Angela Byrne, Jennifer Moore.
The Irish Historic Towns Atlas is a research project of the Royal Irish Academy and is part of a wider European scheme. www.ihta.ie.