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Digital Atlas of Fethard launched

27 August 2018

As part of Heritage Week, the Digital Atlas of Fethard was launched after a conference and walking tour

Sarah Gearty, IHTA, officially launched the Digital Atlas of Fethard on Friday 24 August 2018 in The Abymill, Fethard. It plots over 80 topographic sites via ArcGIS from the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 13 Fethard by Tadhg O'Keeffe originally published in 2003, and also includes a layer of drawings by the students of transition year from the Patrician Seconday School, Fethard and is free to search online at  

The launch was celebrated at the culmination of a conference and walking tour of the town. Marie Taylor, Barry Reilly, David Butler, Sarah Gearty and Rachel Murphy spoke during the conference and Mary Hanrahan guided a walking tour of historic Fethard. The event and project was funded by the Heritage Council and organised by Rachel Murphy and the Fethard Historical Society. 

Phase one of the project was completed with a transcribeathon in June 2018. You can read about that phase here. It is intended to add more sites to the digital atlas over subsequent phases. You can follow updates here

To see more photos from the day please scroll down on the below presentation.

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