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Online Lecture on Irish Maps

Wednesday 23 February 2022, 7.30pm-8.30pm Armagh Robinson Library

This online talk on Irish maps (delivered via Zoom) will be delivered by Professor Keith Lilley (Queen's University Belfast) and Dr Catherine Porter (University of Limerick)




Keith D Lilley (Queen's University Belfast) & Catherine Porter (University of Limerick)


Who mapped Ireland, and how?

Entitled 'A Journey Through Maps: Exploring Ireland's Cartographic Heritage', this talk will explore the importance of field-survey in the map-making process in Ireland.

From the early-seventeenth century maps of Josias Bodley and the Escheated Counties of Ulster, through to the early Ordnance Survey six-inch maps under Thomas Colby, we shall journey through Ireland's rich cartographic heritage and revisit those landscapes and localities where surveyors had traversed and plotted the ground. Looking 'behind' the map, to the field, opens up new and interesting perspectives on how Ireland was mapped in the past.


Cost: Free (Donations welcome)

Contact: Places can be booked at: Telephone Number: 02837523142