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IHTA Viking towns now available online

05 December 2016

Dublin, part I to 1610 by H.B. Clarke and Limerick by Eamon O'Flaherty are now freely available as part of IHTA Online from today. 

Howard Clarke MRIA and, editor and author of Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 11 Dublin, part I to 1610, launched Towns of Viking Origin as part of the IHTA Online series and join the Towns of Monastic Origins (Kildare, Kells, Downpatrick, Armagh and Tuam) launched in October. The Viking towns of Dublin (by H.B. Clarke) and Limerick (by Eamon O'Flaherty), atlases numbers 11 and 21 respectively, are packed with histories of significant topographical sites and maps of the development of each ship encampment. Along with the release of these atlases is the chapter on Viking towns from Reading the maps: a guide to the Irish Historic Towns Atlas (Dublin, 2011) where the town type is contextualised. 

Included with each atlas is:

  • The cover, general abbreviations, introduction and select bibliography
  • Word searchable essay, text maps and topographical gazetteer 
  • Map 1 (mid-19th cent., 1:50,000), Map 2 (mid-19th cent., 1:2500), Map 3 (modern 20th cent., 1:5000), growth maps, historical compilation maps and legend sheet.

Towns of Viking Origins can be viewed here

This project has been made possible by our collaboration with Eneclann who scanned our back catalogue of atlas for the online editions. 

Due to copyright reasons, not all historical maps and views can be reproduced online, but are available in the print editions

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