Site-centred Town Maps
These prints are A3 (approx. 16" x 11") in size and are centred on one of over 9,000 towns, villages or townlands throughout Ireland. The sample below is
of Carrickmacross in County Monaghan:
The image above left shows the full extent of each site-centred map print. As you can see, the townland boundaries (in red) can be clearly seen,
as can their names (as shown in the bottom-right detail view).
Various colourwashing has been applied to this particular town to highlight individual properties and areas. Street names
and all places of interest have been marked and can be clearly read.
To help you appreciate the quality even further, you can download an excerpt of this image in PDF by clicking here.
Personalize your map for a unique gift
By default, each print is given a title that accurately describes it, such as:
But you can now personalize this text - to describe it how you wish, to dedicate it, or to commemorate a special event. Here are some suggestions:
Sample of framed map
Although we can't offer a framing service, here's an idea as to how your map may look if framed:
Full Colour First Edition Full Sheets
When your research starts to narrow down into specific areas of Ireland, these maps are the perfect tool.
Each map is a complete, full colour copy of the First Edition Ordnance Survey Six-inch scale maps as surveyed
between 1829 and 1843 for use with the Griffith's Valuation.
Each covers an area 6 miles east-west by 4 miles north-south and clearly shows buildings, roads and fields,
together with the townland, parish and barony boundaries. The maps were produced at a scale of Six inches to One mile
which means that the original sheets each needed to be over 3 feet across by over 2 feet high!
To show the whole map as clearly as possible, together with the "marginalia" (the information that appears in the margins), we've
reproduced these maps as a staggering A1 (approx. 33" x 23") sized print. The sample below only
begins to show the detail and information on each print:
Please click on the map above to see an enlarged excerpt of the South-West corner of this map sheet.
The sample above is of Sheet 97 for County Cork. All 1907 sheets covering the whole of Ireland are available for purchase from
our collection. All you need to order is the name of the county and the sheet number - as noted in the Griffith's Valuation.
For more information, please see the About Our Maps section.
Please note that these maps DO NOT show any annotations indicating the individual lot numbers within the townlands.
Maps on CD-ROM
Full Colour First Edition Full Sheets on CD-ROM
By popular demand, we're now able to offer you the chance to purchase digital copies of our full sheet prints (as described above) on CD-ROM. The prints are provided in PDF - allowing you to pan and zoom and copy images directly into your research portfolio - making them the ultimate research tool!
1" Scale County Collection on CD-ROM
More detailed than our County Index maps, but not as detailed as our Full Sheets, these maps provide the perfect tool for
researching larger areas such as parishes or baronies.
Originally produced between 1860 and 1863, all 205 first edition one inch to the mile (1:63,360 scale) sheets are available covering the
whole of Ireland.
Each map sheet covers a ground area of 18 x 12 miles and clearly shows baronies, parishes, towns, villages, prominent buildings, roads,
railways, rivers and contours.
The "marginalia" is also included on each sheet. This shows such things as the sheet name and an index indicating which of the six-inch
scale full sheets overlap the sheet and by how much (see example below).
Each CD-ROM contains all the map sheets that make up a county of your choice. The maps are supplied in PDF format.
Please Note: These sheets DO NOT show townlands.
|Complete County Coverage for only US$49.00
Full Colour County Index Maps on CD-ROM
The County Index Maps were produced at the same time as the Six-Inch Scale Townland Maps and were designed to highlight
the location of each of the First Edition Full Sheets - hence the term "Index Map". Each Index Map has a grid of
rectangles on top of it - each rectangle representing the extents of the corresponding Six-Inch Full Sheet. A unique number in the centre of each
rectangle indicates the sheet number - which is referred to in the Griffith's Valuation.
Each County Index Map shows the whole of the county, together with a legend and a "Table of Areas" (a
list of parishes in the county together with their areas - in Acres, Rods and Perches). Some prints have additional detail on them
such as Municipal Boundary maps or Paliamentary Borough maps.
Here is an example showing County Waterford:
Here's a magnified views from County Leitrim:
The scale of mapping on each County Index Map depends on the size of the county - please see the details of each individual
sheet for the map and print scales used.
Please note: The County Index maps show the Baronies and Parishes within each county - not the townlands.
The townlands are clearly visible on our Site-centred maps, Full sheet maps and the maps available for download via our on-line map browser.