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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.


  • Mitchell, B. 2002. A new genealogical atlas of Ireland. Baltimore,Md. : Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc. - Each county is depicted with maps which show: the civil/Church of Ireland parishes; the baronies and Church of Ireland dioceses;  the poor law unions and the parishes included within the probate districts serving that county; the Roman Catholic parishes and dioceses; the Presbyterian congregations for the nine counties of Northern Ireland.








  • Swift, M. (1999) Historical maps of Ireland. Edison, N. J. : Chartwell provides reproduced historical maps of towns and other locations around Ireland.


  • Ireland from Maps. (1980) Dublin: National Library of Ireland. A range of historical maps dating from A.D. 150 to 1906.


  • 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.


  • Simms, A. et al (Ed.) [n.d.]  Irish Historic Towns Atlas. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. Each volume includes a variety of :
  • Historical maps
  • Topographical information
  • Prints
  • Aerial photographs.





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, 1786


  • 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



  • The Parliamentary gazetteer of Ireland : adapted to the new poor-law, franchise, municipal and ecclesiastical arrangements, and compiled with a special reference to the lines of railroad and canal communication, as existing in 1814-45. Published by A. Fullarton and Co, 1846




  • Slater's late Pigot & Co's, Royal national commercial directory of Ireland, including ... alphabetical directories of Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Limerick : classified directories of ... Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield and Bristol ... with a ... map of Ireland. By Isaac Slater, Published in Manchester, 1856



  •  A range of Irish Directories including Thom's Irish Almanac and Official Directory 1845-1900 are available to search online at Find My Past.There is a fee payable for this service.



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