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Special Collections, UCD Library

Special Collections holds historical maps of Ireland and Dublin city and county. The collections can be consulted by the students and staff of UCD, and by external users, in the Special Collections Reading Room.

Highlights include:

  • Maps of Ireland by Ortelius dating from the 16th century
  • Campbell’s Dublin map of 1811
  • Ordnance survey 6-inch maps from 1846 (featuring every county in Ireland except Carlow)
  • John Rocque maps of Dublin and Ireland, 18th century

List of Maps and Atlases in Special Collections

UCD Digital Library

M. H. Gill & Son's Large Scale Map of the City of Dublin and its Environs, 1907

The UCD Digital Library allows you to search, browse and explore a growing collection of historical materials, including maps, that have been digitised and made freely available.

The Historic Maps Collection represents the 18th and 19th century historic maps acquired by UCD Library from various sources over time, including some maps originally owned by the Museum of Irish Industry Library.

School of Geography Map Collections


The School of Geography has a valuable collection containing over 15,000 maps. This has been growing since 1970 and consists of many of the principal map series relating to Ireland, most notably a complete set of the 1:10,560 maps, 1900 sheets covering the entire island. Other core components are an extensive range of thematic maps, e.g., soils and administrative boundaries and an extensive collection of historical maps. Some of these maps are now stored in cabinets in the Newman Building and others are held in the Barbara Miller Map Room in the School of Geography.

The list and brief details of the principal map series are available here Catalogue Listing of Map Collections