Thursday 25 February 2021

Galway's Irish Historic Towns Atlas (digital ed.) online

A digital edition of the Irish Historical Towns Atlas (IHTA) no 28 Galway/Gaillimh by Jacinta Prunty and Paul Walsh is now available to download from the Royal Irish Academy.

The IHTA is a research project of the Academy and is part of a wider European scheme.

Like the hardback edition, the digital version traces the growth and development of the city of Galway from its origins as an Anglo-Norman borough and seaport. It includes an explanatory essay and a historical gazetteer with more than 2,500 entries on features of the townscape such as streets, schools, town walls, mills etc.

The major difference between the two editions is in the number of maps each offers. The printed version comes with more than 30 loose, large-format pages reproducing old maps, plans and views, alongside reconstructions and thematic maps to help tell the story of Galway in a visual way. For copyright reasons, only seven maps (they span more than a century of development) are included in the digital edition, which is free.

To find out more and to download the publication, click here.