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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. 

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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

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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...

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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

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New atlas of Drogheda presented to President Michael D. Higgins

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

A delegation from the Royal Irish Academy, Highlanes Gallery and Louth County Council were invited for a courtesy call to Áras an Uachtaráin on 15 April 2019 where author Ned Mc Hugh presented President...

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Irish Historic Towns Atlas collaborate with the Heritage Council and Dublin Festival of History

Friday, 5 October 2018

The collaboration between the Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA) and the Heritage Council was celebrated this week with the launch of the IHTA Layer on and the Digital Atlas of Fethard as well as...

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Jacinta Prunty on the 'town in the nineteenth century'

Friday, 28 September 2018

To complement the Irish Historic Towns Atlas Online series we are producing short essays by experts on particular town types. The sixth in the series is on the town in the nineteenth...

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Digital Atlas of Fethard launched

Monday, 27 August 2018

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

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Digital Atlas of Fethard Transcribeathon

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Phase one of the Heritage Council-funded Digital Atlas of Fethard was successfully completed in Tipperary

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Public lecture, IHTA seminar and book launch

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

More maps and texts: sources and the Irish Historic Towns Atlas was launched by Keith Lilley at the culmination of the IHTA seminar 'Modernising Townscapes: urban evolution in Ireland and Great Britain from the...

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