Revised notes on ITM coordinates to view old Churches etc

Updated the instructions for locating old churches and chapels on Historic maps using ITM coordinates on OSI/GeoHive

See : Using Coordinates on GeoHive/OSI

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Dublin City & County Civil Registration Districts (& Poor Law Unions)

Map showing approximate boundaries of Poor Law Unions & Civil Registration Districts (Superintendents Registrar’s Districts) for Dublin city and County overlaid on 1902 map from Thom’s directory, details derived from townland index data.

Dublin City and County Poor Law Unions & Civil Registration Districts (Click to view or download a large version)

Note : several of these districts extend into adjacent counties – Rathdown into North County Wicklow, Naas into County Kildare, Dunshaughlin into County Meath, and Celbridge into County Kildare plus a small  of part County Meath.

Original map shows Baronies and is available at this link.

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Historic Maps of Ireland available Online (Update October 2021)

 

OSI – National Townland and Historic Map Viewer

GeoHive Alternate site

(Updated)

Historical maps of Ireland, with a set of historical and current basemaps, also overlays of
historic maps over more modern maps, with transparency and swipe options.
Taylor’s map of the environs of Dublin – 1816 Taylor’s map of the environs of Dublin: extending 10 to 14 miles from the castle, by actual survey, on a scale of 2 inches to one mile, from McMaster University Library Digital Archive, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
GeoHive maps Ordnance Survey Ireland of Ireland, with historic maps from 1830s/40s, c1900s and c1930s, plus a number of modern Aerial map layers  (retired ? – Oct 2021)
Northern Ireland Historic maps PRONI
Survey of the city and suburbs of Dublin 1757 With the division of the parishes reduc’d from the large plan in four sheets by John Rocque, from Bibliothèque Nationale de France
An Exact Survey of the City and Suburbs of Dublin 1756 In Which is Express’d the Ground Plot of all Publick Buildings Dwelling Houses, Ware Houses, Stables, Court Yards, &c, by John Rocque from Bibliothèque Nationale de France

1797 map of Dublin city, by John Neale (large jpeg image)
 Wikipedia Media
A Survey of the City, Harbour, Bay and Environs of Dublin 1757 On the same Scale as those of London, Paris & Rome, by John Rocque from Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Modern Plan Of The City And Environs Of Dublin 1798 Inscribed by Wm Wilson, engraved by B. Baker, Islington, from MAPCO
Map of Ireland 1838 Compiled from the Surveys of the Board of Ordnance and other approved Documents By J. & C. Walker, from MAPCO
Dublin Historic Maps 1609-1797 Section of Dublin Maps, mostly city area, which are overlayed over a modern Open Street Map. Use the slider control on the bottom right to set the
visibility of the modern map.
David Rumsey Map Collection Large Collection of maps
South Dublin County Libraries Large collection of Maps, focusing on South County Dublin and south city.
Old Maps Online Map Portal with links to various external websites
Placename Database gives location on a modern map for townlands, parishes etc, plus additional details including spelling variations. (map coordinates for places in N.I. are given, but may not be as accurate)

(www.logainm.ie)

Also includes a selection of downloadable historic maps of Ireland, also an Ireland Gazetter, notes on Dublin Street names, Dublin History, a version of Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary of Ireland etc

see : Toponymy resources

Various Historic maps of Ireland, Co. Dublin, Dublin City, Taylor & Skinner Road Maps 1777, Lewis 1837 County maps, etc (www.swilson.info)

 

 

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New Map – Dublin City and Environs 1880

New map added to website,  Dublin City and Environs Map 1880 from Thom’s Directory.

Original is a large map – size : 72cm  x 82cm (~ 28″ x 32″)


The maps covers Dublin city and parts of south and north county Dublin , from Glasnevin in the north, Islandbridge and Crumlin in the west, to Terenure and Milltown to the south. In some rural areas townland names and borders are shown.

This is a new high resolution scan, made up from 8 separate A3 images merged, and implemented in Zoomify to allow very detailed zoom, see example below – in some city areas the zoom goes slightly beyond the map print resolution.

The map data is very large, so can take a few seconds to catch up when zooming and panning

Original Map view of Ringsend bridge area

Updated zoomed in view of the same area – approx. 30cm wide on laptop screen

1880 map scans and merges

Hardware & Software used :

A3 flatbed Scanner A3 2400S Scanner with Twain Driver V3.05
Image Editors  – IrfanView 4.44 64 bit , PaintShop Pro 5
Photo Editor (with Panorama processing) – Affinity Photo 1.10.1
Zoomify Converter – 2.3.2

Note : a  lower resolution version of this map, split into two parts, North & South, has been available on the website for some time.

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New King’s County Map c1840

New addition to website large King’s County (County Offaly) Map 96cm x 65 cm (~38 inches x 25 inches) with fabric backing.

Civil parish boundaries shown in red.

See Ireland Maps section – King’s County Index Map c1840

 

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