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Jacinta Prunty

Jacinta Prunty is an editorial board member of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, a research project of the Royal Irish Academy. She is Head of the History Department at Maynooth University. Her research interests span urban, social and cartographic history with a particular focus on the mapping of towns and on the town itself in nineteenth and twentieth century Ireland. She is joint author with Howard B. Clarke of Reading the maps: a guide to the Irish Historic Towns Atlas (2011) and Galway c. 1200 to c. 1900: from medieval borough to modern city (2015) with Paul Walsh.

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