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Map Collections at UCD and on the Web: Books and Gazetteers

Find, access and purchase maps at UCD Library. Lists of map resources and suppliers on the web. Examples of map symbols and scales. Copyright and booking forms.


Andrews, J. H. (1967) ‘The French school of Irish land surveyors’. Irish Geography, 5 (4):275-293 provides a list and discusses the maps made by John Rocque in the 18th century. These include plans of Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork, Thurles and Newry.

Directories and Gazetteers

  • The post-chaise companion: or, travellers directory, through Ireland. Containing a new and accurate description of the direct and principal cross roads with particulars of the noblemen and gentlemen's seats, cities, towns, parks, natural curiosities, antiquities, castles, ruins, manugacturer, loughs, glens, harbours, &c. &c. Forming an historical and descriptive account of the kingdom. To which is added, a dictionary, or alphabetical tables. Shewing the distance of all the principal cities, boroughs, market and sea port towns, in Ireland from each other. Published by W. Wilson, 1788


  • A directory to the market towns, villages, gentlemen's seats, and other noted places in Ireland with reference to the counties, in which they are situated, the post-town to which each is attached, their description, or if a seat, the name of the resident; to which is added a general index of persons names, refferring to the page where their addresss is to be found, together with lists of the post towns and present rates of postage throughout the empire. By Ambrose Leet, 1814




  • Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis, 1837 Comprising the Several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, Corporate, Market, and Post Towns, Parishes, and Principal Villages







Irish Historic Directories - this website created by John Grenham gives a description and overview of the range of directories available with links to many of these

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