Category Archives: History

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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Production of town Gas, from c1920s/1930s Encyclopedia

[click on any of the images to show a larger version] The manufacture of gas is to-day a great industry, and on these pages We show, from drawings made at the South Metropolitan Gas Company’s works in London, how gas is … Continue reading

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Description of Churches, Hospitals and Bridges – Dublin 1827

Description of the Churches, Hospitals & Bridges in Dublin City from Leigh’s New Pocket Road-Book of Ireland 1827 for Dublin City Protestant Churches. Dublin is the see of an Archbishop, and is remarkable for possessing two Cathedrals. It has also nineteen … Continue reading

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Portlaw – Cotton Factory.

I had read about the cotton factory at Portlaw, but the size of this operation only properly registered this morning – see image of Portlaw in the tweet from the National Library below… David Malcolmson had been involved in milling … Continue reading

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