Saturday, 24 July 2010

Irish Ordnance Survey - historic maps

From the Genealogy in Time newsletter:

Ordnance Survey Ireland has updated and expanded their online map collection. The maps range from 1830 to the present and the new site is designed to assist people in finding their Irish ancestor. The website was rebuilt following the recent online launch of the 1901 Irish census. The interactive maps on this website help genealogists focus on specific regions of the country. There is a cost to purchase maps of local areas. This site, however, has the most extensive collection of online Irish maps.

NB: Although this is the site of the Irish Republic's OS service, the website covers Northern Ireland also, including the historic maps collection. There is also a PDF format downloadable 1411 page version of Lewis Topographical Dictionary for Ireland (17.2MB in size), and extremely useful gazetteer for the island. The site is at

(With thanks to Genealogy in Time)

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