Galway c.1200 to c.1900: from medieval borough to modern city
This pocket map from the Irish Historic Towns Atlas shows historic Galway plotted onto a detailed Ordnance Survey Ireland modern base. Over 200 sites and streets covering 700 years are depicted in colour and listed in an accompanying index. Town walls, bridges, churches, gallows, public buildings, schools, theatres and wells are among the sites shown, many of which no longer survive in the present-day cityscape. An ideal aid for a walking tour of the historic town, the map (940 x 705 mm) is folded to pocket size and accompanied by a booklet with a commentary on the urban development of Galway by authors Jacinta Prunty and Paul Walsh.
The map is based on work in progress for the Irish Historic Towns Atlas of Galway by the same authors, which is due for publication in 2016. Similar maps have been produced by the Irish Historic Towns Atlas project for Belfast, Dublin, 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. www.ihta.ie.
Authors: Jacinta Prunty, Paul Walsh; Cartography: Sarah Gearty; Series editors: Anngret Simms, H.B. Clarke, Raymond Gillespie, Jacinta Prunty; Consultant editor: J.H. Andrews; Cartographic editor: Sarah Gearty; Editorial assistants: Angela Murphy, Jennifer Moore, Frank Cullen.