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IHTA Viking towns now available online

Monday, 5 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. 

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IHTA Galway/Gaillimh launch

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 28, Galway/Gaillimh by Jacinta Prunty and Paul Walsh was launched by President Higgins in Galway City Museum on 1 November 2016.

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Irish Historic Towns Atlases available online

Monday, 17 October 2016

Five Irish Historic Towns Atlases of monastic origin now available freely online to read and download.

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Another successful Culture Night here at Academy House!

Friday, 23 September 2016

This year we welcomed 1467 visitors through the doors and we had plenty for them to see and hear.

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Medieval Townscapes

Monday, 30 May 2016

IHTA Seminar 2016: Medieval Townscapes: comparative perspectives through the Irish and British historic towns atlases 

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Galway Pocket Map Published

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Galway c.1200 to c.1900: from medieval borough to modern city now available.

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Digital edition of the Irish Historic Town Atlas for Kilkenny now available for free

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

This digital edition of the Irish Historic Town Atlas for Kilkenny is available below for you to explore online, free of charge.

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Teaching and Learning Workshop

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

The aim of this one-day workshop was to promote the creative use of the IHTA in teaching, research and fieldwork at third level across the disciplines of geography, history, digital humanities, local studies,...

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IHTA No. 27 Youghal Launched

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 27 Youghal was launched in the Royal Irish Academy by William J. Smyth.

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IHTA Author, Rob Goodbody, Receives Industrial Heritage Association Of Ireland Award

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Dublin, part III author, Rob Goodbody, recognised by the Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland for his work on Dublin.

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