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Raymond Gillespie MRIA

Friday, 9 February 2024

We are deeply saddened by the death of our editor and colleague, Raymond Gillespie MRIA, on 8 February 2024.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

New online Digital Atlas of Cork/Corcaigh launches today

Tuesday, 5 December 2023

Today marks the launch of the Digital Atlas of Cork/Corcaigh, a free online interactive map that invites you to discover the built heritage of Cork City in a new way where 6,245 features of the city's history from AD...

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Town & Country launch and 'Mapping places, mapping people' lecture

Thursday, 23 November 2023

Town & Country: perspectives from the Irish Historic Towns Atlas was launched by Vanessa Harding, chair, Historic Towns Trust last night following a lecture by Howard Clarke 'Mapping places, mapping people: Dublin...

Publications, Irish Historic Towns Atlas

SPUR student, Aoife Murphy in the IHTA

Monday, 11 September 2023

Maynooth University history student, Aoife Murphy, gives an account of her six weeks as a SPUR student in the Irish Historic Towns Atlas programme.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Placing Our Heritage: Irish Historic Towns Atlas Cork video

Wednesday, 23 August 2023

During Heritage Week the premiere of the Cork atlas preview video took place.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Heritage Week Dublin Suburbs Walking Tours

Monday, 21 August 2023

The walking tours held in the South-East City, Drumcondra, Kilmainham, Rathmines and Clontarf sold out early for Heritage Week 2023. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Culture Night 2023

Tuesday, 15 August 2023

We are delighted to announce that the Royal Irish Academy will once again be participating in Culture Night on Friday 22 September 2023 and will be open to the public from 17:00 to 21:00.

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources, Digital Repository of Ireland, Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Heritage Stewardship Fund 2023

Wednesday, 15 March 2023

The Irish Historic Towns Atlas have been awarded a grant from the Heritage Council’s Heritage Stewardship Fund 2023.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Forthcoming Cork Atlas

Tuesday, 28 February 2023

Irish Historic Towns Atlas no. 31 Cork/Corcaigh by Howard B. Clarke and Máire Ní Laoí and will be launched in May 2024. 

Publications, Irish Historic Towns Atlas


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