Author Archives: Shane

Duplicate Place names, Detached Parishes and Half Baronies

(published March 2015, updated December 2022) There are a number of complications to finding exactly where a particular place of interest is located, even when the name is known. The first is often the spelling which can vary greatly depending … Continue reading

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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. Note : several of these districts extend … Continue reading

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Historic Maps of Ireland available Online (Update November 2022)

  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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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