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Surveying Ireland’s Past

Surveying Ireland's Past: Multidisciplinary

Howard Clarke, Jacinta Prunty and Mark Hennessy, editors

isbn: 0906602424
format/extent: 160 x 240 mm, 802 pages, hardback
illustrations: 101 maps, figures and drawings; 36 colour and b/w photographs
publication: July 2004
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Professor Anngret Simms retired recently from the Department of Geography at UCD after some thirty seven years. This enormous and wide ranging collection honours her extraordinary achievements in Irish, Scottish and European academia, and in public life in Ireland. The book shall be essential for all those interested in Irish archaeology, medieval Irish history, geography and the history of settlement, cartography, placenames, archives and many other aspects of Ireland.


  • The end of prehistory, Barry Raftery (UCD);
  • The big picture: mapping Hiberno-Norse Dublin, Patrick F. Wallace (NMI)
  • Angliores ipsis Anglis: the place of medieval Dubliners in English history, Howard B. Clarke (UCD)
  • Space, place, habitus: geographies of practice in an Anglo-Norman landscape, Tadhg O'Keeffe (UCD)
  • Manorial agriculture and settlement in early fourteenth-century Co. Tipperary, Mark Hennessy (TCD)
  • Tower houses and terror: the archaeology of late medieval Munster, Terry Barry (TCD)
  • Late medieval nunneries of the Irish Pale, Margaret Mac Curtain
  • References to landscape and economy in Irish bardic poetry, Katharine Simms (TCD)
  • The mythical isles and North Atlantic discovery, F. H. A. Aalen (TCD)
  • Small worlds: settlement and society in the royal manors of sixteenth-century Dublin, Raymond Gillespie (NUIM)
  • Classifying early Irish town plans, J.H. Andrews
  • Excavating, mapping and interrogating ancestral terrains: towards a cultural geography of first names and second names in Ireland, William J. Smyth (NUIC)
  • Germanic place-names in East Ulster, Phillip S. Robinson
  • Reading the ruins: the presence of absence in the Irish landscape, Kevin Whelan (Notre Dame)
  • The documentation of architecture and sites in Irish gazetteers and road-books, 1647-1875, Rolf Loeber and Magda Stouthamer-Loeber (Pittsburg)
  • The Irish community at Cádiz during the late eighteenth century, Patrick O’Flanagan (NUIC) and Julian Walton
  • Church of Ireland sources for the historical geographer: a case-study of the Meath diocesan archive, Susan Hood (RCBL)
  • ‘A public benefit’: Sir Vere Hunt, Bart. and the town of New Birmingham, Co. Tipperary, 1800-18, William Nolan (UCD)
  • Londonderry c. 1856: a city mapped in unusual detail, Avril Thomas
  • Military barracks and mapping in the nineteenth century: sources and issues for Irish urban history, Jacinta Prunty (NUIM)
  • Small towns in Ireland, 1841-1951, Stephen A. Royle (QUB)
  • Dublin the restored capital: civic identity in an independent Ireland, Mary E. Daly (UCD)
  • Written in space and stone: aspects of the iconography of Dublin after independence , Yvonne Whelan (UU)
  • The role of public utility societies in Ireland, 1919-40, Ruth McManus (St. Patrick’s Drum.)
  • Reconstructing Dublin city centre in the late 1920s, Joseph Brady (UCD)
  • Reinventing the city: the changing fortunes of places of worship in inner-city Dublin, Arnold Horner (UCD)
  • Unwritten landscapes: reflections on minor place-names and sense of place in the Irish countryside, Patrick J. Duffy (NUIM)
  • Illuminating Irish towns: the Irish Historic Towns Atlas comes of age, K. Mary Davies
  • The Irish Historic Towns Atlas as a source for urban history, John Bradley (NUIM)
  • Design and change: reflections on expectations and experience, Loughlin Kealy (UCD); On geographical knowledges: retrospect and prospect, Anne Buttimer (UCD)
  • Bibliography of the works of Anngret Simms, Edel Sheridan-Quantz

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