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New atlas publication: Clontarf by Colm Lennon

06 December 2017

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Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Dublin suburbs, no. 1 Clontarf by Colm Lennon is availble to buy now.

['The Royal Charter School, Clontarf, County Dublin' by William Ashford, 1794. National Gallery of Ireland, 577]

This new historical atlas of Clontarf, the first of the IHTA Dublin suburbs series, promises to reveal the unexpected. For those familiar with the well-loved suburb and its seafront, and for all enthusiasts of Dublin’s history, Clontarf traces the development of a small port village to a modern city suburb in a specially designed format. A dedicated section displays historic maps (from 1673) that allow readers to discover changes over time in unusual detail. Text is interspersed with early views and reconstructions, and a gazetteer of streets and buildings gives potted histories of over 900 local sites that, while known to many, still retain an element of surprise.

Clontarf is the first in a series of atlases devoted to Dublin suburbs under the auspices of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas project. 

Clontarf will be available in all good bookshops; Nolan’s and Spar shops in Clontarf and online here

For the press release please click here

Photos from the lecture and launch

 

Watch an interview with author Colm Lennon

 

 

Series editors: Colm Lennon, Jacinta Prunty; Cartographic editor: Sarah Gearty; Editorial assistant: Angela Byrne; Design: Fidelma Slattery

Softback, 260 x 355 mm, colour, illustrated

€30/£28/$40

Maps prepared in association with Ordnance Survey Ireland

Published by the Royal Irish Academy in association with Dublin City Council

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