This new collection is accessible for free.
From RTÉ News
A new website, which brings a unique 17th-century map collection together for the first time in 300 years as a public online resource, is being launched in Trinity College Dublin this evening.
The Down Survey website maps out for the first time in great detail the dramatic transfer in landownership from Catholics to Protestants.
The resource will give a greater understanding of 17th-century Ireland.
By overlaying these maps onto Ordnance Survey maps and Google maps, and employing geographic information system technology, the website allows users to explore this turbulent period in Irish history to an extraordinary level of detail.
Key features of the website include:
- 2,000 county, barony and parish maps from the Down Survey
- National, provincial and county maps detailing massive landownership transfer
- Mapping out of murders and violent assaults reported during the 1641 rebellion
- Representation of 17th-century road network
- A searchable database of over 10,000 landowners
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Direct to The Down Survey of Ireland Website
Two Videos Are Available
1. Report From RTÉ News (Bottom of Page)
2. Introductory Video From Trinity College Dublin