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Drogheda c. 1180 to c. 1900: from fortified boroughs to industrial port town

by  Ned McHugh
€ 10.00

Book Details

Published by Royal Irish Academy

November 2020

Sheet map, folded

Number of pages: 20

ISBN: 9781911479383


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This map offers a new perspective on the historic town of Drogheda. Over 200 sites and streets covering 700 years have been plotted in colour onto a modern Ordnance Survey map. The large-scale of the map allows for each individual plot to be shown and an accompanying index lists the names and dates of the historic sites represented. Town walls, churches, gallows, hotels, public buildings, schools, ball courts and wells are among the many features illustrated, many of which no longer survive in the present-day townscape.

It is an ideal aid for a walking tour of historic Drogheda. A booklet is attached that contains a commentary by the author on the urban development of the town and gives a chronological list of sites included on the map.

Drogheda c. 1180 to c. 1900: fortified boroughs to industrial port town is an ancillary publication to the Irish Historic Towns Atlas​ no. 29 Drogheda/Droichead Átha by Ned Mc Hugh and similar pocket maps have been produced for Belfast, Dublin, Galway, Limerick and New Ross.

The Irish Historic Towns Atlas is a research project of the Royal Irish Academy and is part of a wider European scheme.

About the authors

Ned McHugh

Ned is a retired secondary school teacher with a long association with Drogheda. He completed a Masters in Local History and published Drogheda before the Famine: urban poverty in the shadow of privilege 1826–45 (Dublin, 1998) as part of the Maynooth Local History Series. He has also written articles on various aspects of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Drogheda.