Unique map shows Limerick in Cromwellian times.

first_imgWhatsApp TAGSCentury Down Survey of IrelandCromwellfeaturedfull-imageMusic Limerick #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet Twitter #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Linkedin NewsUnique map shows Limerick in Cromwellian times.By Guest Writer – May 16, 2013 719 What Limerick looked like in Cromwellian times.A WEBSITE has been launched that shows what Limerick looked like in Cromwellian times.The 17th Century Down Survey of Ireland, which has been uploaded by the history department in Trinity College, shows the gradual transfer of landownership from Catholics to Protestants 300 years ago.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Drawn by members of Oliver Cromwell’s conquering army between 1656 and 1658, the survey introduced modern mapping techniques to Ireland, creating the first recognisable maps of the country.It was also the first ever detailed land survey on a national scale anywhere in the world and measured all the estates to be ceded by Catholic landowners.The maps not only show land boundaries, but also reveal natural features such as bogs, forests and rivers as well as churches, roads  and settlements.The original maps were destroyed by fire in the Four Courts in 1922 but a group of historians from Trinity College Dublin managed to track over 2,000 contemporaneous copies of the original survey maps in dozens of libraries and archives throughout Ireland, Britain and France. They have brought them together as a free online resource.For more information see the Down Survey websitecenter_img Previous article€1milllion Yeats painting goes on displayNext article33 Limerick schools go Green Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Print Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick last_img