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Thursday, 30 January 2014

Map of Mourne Mountains in 1901 published

A 1901 map of the Mourne Mountains area of Co Down has been published by Alan Godfrey Maps. At a ratio of one inch to the mile, the map shows railways, canals and roads, and gives a broad view of an area of approximately 18 x 12 miles, from Newry eastward to Castlewellan, taking in Bryansford, Hilltown and Rathfriland.

On the reverse is a detailed map of Castlewellan.

The Mourne Mountains map joins a growing line-up of maps dating from the 1899-1902 period. Each costs £2.50, so it won't break the bank to get a historical view of your ancestors' local area.

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