Friday, 11 September 2015

Historic Town Atlas of Kilkenny now partly online

The Royal Irish Academy has presented a free to access version of its Historic Town Atlas No. 10, on Kilkenny town, as digitised by Eneclann - it can be viewed via Here's the blurb:

This digital edition of the Irish Historic Town Atlas for Kilkenny is available below for you to explore online, free of charge. It is from the original printed Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA), no. 10, Kilkenny, by John Bradley (Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, 2000). Users are encouraged to reference this digital edition in their work. Each pdf includes a guide to citation and usage on its introductory page. The digital edition includes the full text (essay, topographical information, bibliography, notes), as well as select maps (maps 1, 2, 3, 6 and legend sheet).

Due to copyright restrictions certain historical maps and images that are available in the printed atlases are not included in the digital edition. The full contents list of the published original is on page 2 of the cover so you can see what extra materials are available in the printed version. On page 3 of the cover you will also find a general introduction to the IHTA. The general abbreviations for the series is included as a separate pdf.

I'm a big fan of these resources (I have a print copy of one of the two Belfast editions), so do have a play!

(With thanks to @RachelMurphy via Twitter)


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