Public lecture on how the west was mapped

The story of how the west of Ireland came to be mapped is the subject of the next public lecture of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society.

Dr Nessa Cronin will deliver a talk entitled Mapping the West of Ireland: Perspectives from Regional and European Cartographic History in the Harbour Hotel, Dock Road, this coming Monday at 8pm.

The lecture will look at the developments in Irish, British and European cartographic techniques over four centuries to a discussion of present day concerns regarding the implications mapping projects have for community groups, heritage projects, and placename surveys across Ireland today.

Dr Cronin is lecturer in Irish Studies and director of the MA in Irish Studies, Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway.

Admission is free and all are welcome. See


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