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    Default Ordnance Survey of Ireland: Historic Maps of Ireland

    The Ordnance Survey of Ireland now has this set of browseable historic maps on line:

    http://shop.osi.ie/Shop/MapViewer.aspx

    Between 1829 and 1842 Ordnance Survey Ireland completed the first ever large-scale survey of an entire country. Acclaimed for their accuracy, these maps are regarded by cartographers as amongst the finest ever produced.
    As the national mapping archive service for Ireland, OSi has captured this and later mapping data in a digitised format. Through this website you can view and download this data or place an order for delivery by post.
    The new archive currently comprises the following series of maps:
    6 inch mapping series (1:10,560) colour 1837-1842
    6 inch mapping series (1:10,560) greyscale 1837-1842
    25 inch mapping series (1:2,500) greyscale 1888-1913
    The above historic maps, originally surveyed on a county basis, now make up Ordnance Survey Ireland's digital image archive.

    http://shop.osi.ie/Shop/Products/Default.aspx#historic


    Samuel Lewis highly unreliable Topographical Dictionary is there too.

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    Default Re: Ordnance Survey of Ireland: Historic Maps of Ireland

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    The Ordnance Survey of Ireland now has this set of browseable historic maps on line:

    http://shop.osi.ie/Shop/MapViewer.aspx




    http://shop.osi.ie/Shop/Products/Default.aspx#historic


    Samuel Lewis highly unreliable Topographical Dictionary is there too.
    Aha - I've been using those for a few months now. A most wonderful resource for local/general researching.- even more so as it's now free to use whereas previously you had to pay for it.

    For those with an interest in Map reading you can look at the Grand Jury Maps to go back even further (well there are some for Cork anyway, not sure about other counties) - were published circa 1811 but the surveying of Cork took place in rhe 1790s, which is very basic but still gives an idea of localities, eg the Grand Jury Map showed up a Chapel locally of which there is no sign whatsoever or mention on the later 19th Century OS Maps

    http://www.corkpastandpresent.ie/map...ountycork1811/

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