This pocket map from the Irish Historic Towns Atlas shows historic Galway plotted onto a detailed Ordnance Survey Ireland modern base. Over 200 sites and streets covering 700 years are depicted in colour and listed in an accompanying index. Town walls, bridges, churches, gallows, public buildings, schools, theatres and wells are among the sites shown, many of which no longer survive in the present-day cityscape. An ideal aid for a walking tour of the historic town, the map (940 x 705 mm) is folded to pocket size and accompanied by a booklet with a commentary on the urban development of Galway by authors Jacinta Prunty and Paul Walsh.
The map is based on work in progress for the Irish Historic Towns Atlas of Galway by the same authors, which is due for publication in 2016. Similar maps have been produced by the Irish Historic Towns Atlas project for Belfast, Dublin, Limerick and New Ross.
Authors: Jacinta Prunty, Paul Walsh; Cartography: Sarah Gearty; Series editors: Anngret Simms, H.B. Clarke, Raymond Gillespie, Jacinta Prunty; Consultant editor: J.H. Andrews; Cartographic editor: Sarah Gearty; Editorial assistants: Angela Murphy, Jennifer Moore, Frank Cullen.
About the authors
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.
Paul Walsh is a Senior Archaeologist with the National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and has a keen interest in the local history and archaeology of his native city, Galway. His other academic interests include Irish prehistory (especially megalithic monuments) and medieval architecture. He has published widely on all these topics in various books and journals. He is author of Discover Galway (2001) and joint author with Jacinta Prunty of Galway c. 1200 to c. 1900: from medieval borough to modern city (2015).
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