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Book Details

Published by Royal Irish Academy

May 2010

Mixed media product A product consisting of two or more items in different media or different product forms, eg book and CD-ROM, book and toy, hardback book and e-book, etc

Number of pages: 20

ISBN: 9781904890676

Number 22 in the ‘Irish Historic Towns Atlas’ series, Longford presents an essay introducing this midlands town and over 700 site references. Historical maps and old views are presented in colour on eighteen large-format sheets. Together the maps and text trace Longford’s growth from its origins as a Gaelic market centre to its development as a plantation, landlord and ultimately modern county town. The morphological essay explains the shaping of the town and is supported with the gazetteer of topographical information detailing population figures, street names, religious houses, manufacturing, transport, entertainment and residences. A number of loose sheets of maps and illustrations are included in the atlas allowing detailed studies of various aspects of the urban development of Longford. A CD-ROM is included in this bound fascicle.

Authors: Sarah Gearty, Martin Morris, Fergus O'Ferrall; Series editors: Anngret Simms, H.B. Clarke, Raymond Gillespie, Jacinta Prunty; 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.

About the authors

Sarah Gearty

Sarah Gearty is cartographic and managing editor of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas project. She has overseen the production of over 15 town atlases and several ancillary publications/projects. She was co-author on the atlas of Longford (2010, with Fergus O'Ferrall and Martin Morris) and co-editor of Maps and texts: exploring the Irish Historic Towns Atlas (with H.B. Clarke, 2013).

Martin Morris

Fergus O'Ferrall