Tuesday 18 July 2023

LandedEstates.ie database expands into ROI's three Ulster counties

  LandedEstates.ie;s Map of Baronies & House – Click image to access

Some wonderful news just in from the Irish Landed Estates project. Although long-known as a database of landed estates and historic houses in Connacht and Munster (c1700–1914), the free to access landedestates.ie has extended its geographical reach into the Republic of Ireland's three Ulster counties: Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan.

To facilitate this development, the University of Galway's Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies received €11,000 grant aid from the Heritage Council's 2022 Heritage Stewardship fund specifically to enable the creation and addition of data entries for landed estates in the three counties.

While there is still some tweaking and entry correction work to be carried out by the team, and the revised description of the database without mention of Connacht and Munster is not yet uniform across the site, researchers can now explore the additional data via the map.

Enjoy yourselves (but please don't break it!)