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IHTA Town Type Series: Monastic Towns

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

As part of IHTA Online, Anngret Simms, MRIA and founding editor of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, discusses the native Gaelic town type – the Monastic Town.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Oireachtas Library Treasures series: Maps!

Monday, 20 April 2020

Sarah Gearty selects and discusses her favourite maps from the Oireachtas Library Treasures series

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

IHTA Youghal now available online

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Irish Historic Towns Atlas no. 27 Youghal by David Kelly and Tadhg O'Keeffe, published by the Royal Irish Academy in 2015, is now available to browse for free as part of IHTA Online. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

John Andrews MRIA

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

We remember John Andrews, MRIA, who died on Friday (15 November 2019) in Chepstow, Wales. Founding father of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, historical geographer and renowned historian of Irish cartography, he was a...

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

The DIB and 'Renaissance Galway'

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

To celebrate the publication of Renaissance Galway: delineating the seventeenth-century city by Paul Walsh, we publish the DIB entry on Walter Lynch, by Terry Clavin, below. A vicar of St Nicholas's collegiate church,...

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Renaissance Galway celebrated with Seminar and Launch in Galway

Monday, 14 October 2019

The pictorical map, subject of Renaissance Galway: delineating the seventeenth-century city by Paul Walsh was the subject of a seminar dedicated to the map and celebrated at the launch by Cllr Denis Lyons, Deputy Mayor...

Publications, Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Renaissance Galway launched at the Milwaukee Irish Fest

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

The Irish Historic Towns Atlas attended the 2019 Milwaukee Irish Fest to showcase the new publication, Renaissance Galway. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Dublin 1847 is back in stock

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Frank Cullen's sold out publication focusing on The Ordnance Survey’s large-scale town plans for Dublin (1847) has been reprinted

Publications, Irish Historic Towns Atlas

IHTA Seminar 2019 and Drogheda Launches

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

In a busy week for the Irish Historic Towns Atlas Project, IHTA no. 29, Drogheda/Droichead Átha by Ned Mc Hugh was launched in the Highlanes Gallery and Academy House, there were two public lectures on Dublin port and...

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

New atlas of Drogheda launched

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

'Drogheda' officially launched in the Highlanes Gallery by Peter Kennedy, President of the Royal Irish Academy

Irish Historic Towns Atlas


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