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IHTA Website Survey

Monday, 27 June 2022

We are looking for feedback on the Irish Historic Towns Atlas Website.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Launch of IHTA Dungarvan, Rathmines and Drogheda

Thursday, 26 May 2022

A combined launch of recent Irish Historic Towns Atlas publications took place in Academy House on 19 May 2022 at the and of a day of workshops. 

Publications, Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Using the Atlas: IHTA Workshops 2022

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

For the first time since 2019, the annual Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA) meeting was held in Academy House, as well as a first hybrid event. Ten years on from Reading the maps publication, speakers were selected from...

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Educational Resources

Call for Papers 'Using the Atlas: Irish Historic Towns Atlas workshops'

Monday, 7 February 2022

The board of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA) is inviting expressions of interest from researchers, teachers and practitioners who have used the Atlas in their work and would like to take part in a day of workshops...

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Rathmines now published

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Dublin suburbs series, no. 2 Rathmines by Séamas Ó Maitiú is now available.   

Publications, Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Irish Historic Towns Atlas Ballyshannon: Historic Deeds and Newspapers

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Maynooth University student Ben Callan and Irish Historic Towns Atlas Editorial Assistant and author Dr Angela Byrne share details of recent research on Ballyshannon that was carried out with the support of Creative...

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

From outlying villages to townships: suburbs in nineteenth-century Dublin

Friday, 13 August 2021

For Culture Night 2021, the Irish Historic Towns Atlas presents an exhibition on the Dublin suburbs series. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Summer research with the IHTA

Thursday, 29 July 2021

Maynooth University student, Ben Callan, gives an account of his experience with the Irish Historic Towns Atlas as part of the Summer Programme for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) scheme where he worked on a number of...

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

IHTA Town and Country seminar series draws to a close

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Town and Country: perspectives from the Irish Historic Towns Atlas had record numbers in attendance

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Educational Resources

New IHTA editors appointed

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Ruth McManus and Jonathan Wright have been appointed to the Board of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas as honorary editors. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas


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