Saturday, 19 August 2017

Irish Ordnance Survey Memoirs book sale

The Ulster Historical Foundation ( is currently having a 50% sale on various editions of its Ordnance Survey Memoirs collection, which are essentially statistical accounts of the various parishes of the north of Ireland from the 19th century, compiled alongside the mapping survey work of the time. From the society's site:

The Memoirs are a uniquely detailed source for the history of the northern half of Ireland immediately before the Great Famine. They were written in the 1830s to accompany the 6" Ordnance Survey maps, but with one exception were not published at the time. In this new edition they act as a nineteenth-century Domesday book and are essential to the understanding of the cultural heritage of our communities. The Memoirs document the landscape and situation, buildings and antiquities, land-holdings and population, employment and livelihood of the parishes.

To access the sale, visit the society's bookshop page at


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