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SPUR student, Aoife Murphy in the IHTA

Monday, 11 September 2023

Maynooth University history student, Aoife Murphy, gives an account of her six weeks as a SPUR student in the Irish Historic Towns Atlas programme.

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Placing Our Heritage: Irish Historic Towns Atlas Cork video

Wednesday, 23 August 2023

During Heritage Week the premiere of the Cork atlas preview video took place.

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Heritage Week Dublin Suburbs Walking Tours

Monday, 21 August 2023

The walking tours held in the South-East City, Drumcondra, Kilmainham, Rathmines and Clontarf sold out early for Heritage Week 2023. 

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Culture Night 2023

Tuesday, 15 August 2023

We are delighted to announce that the Royal Irish Academy will once again be participating in Culture Night on Friday 22 September 2023 and will be open to the public from 17:00 to 21:00.

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Heritage Stewardship Fund 2023

Wednesday, 15 March 2023

The Irish Historic Towns Atlas have been awarded a grant from the Heritage Council’s Heritage Stewardship Fund 2023.

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Forthcoming Cork Atlas

Tuesday, 28 February 2023

Irish Historic Towns Atlas no. 31 Cork/Corcaigh by Howard B. Clarke and Máire Ní Laoí is in full production in the IHTA office, and expected to go to print in late 2023. 

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Culture Night returns to Academy House

Wednesday, 12 October 2022

A wonderful evening was had at Academy House celebrating Culture Night 2022, our first in-person Culture Night since 2019! We welcomed 550 visitors through the doors and there was plenty to see and hear.

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International Commission for the History of Towns meeting 2022

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

The ICHT met in Maynooth and Dublin before travelling to Derry City via Kells, Cavan and Enniskillen from 13 to 16 September 2022.

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International Commission for the History of Towns conference 2022

Thursday, 8 September 2022

This year's theme of the ICHT conference is 'Crisis in Urban Order' and it takes place in Maynooth, Dublin and Derry, 13–16 September 2022.

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