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Mapping South Kerry - Dr Arnold Horner

19 August, 8pm - 9:15pm

  • Tech Amergin
  • Waterville
  • V23 A243
  • Co. Kerry

Dr Arnold Horner's new book, Mapping South Kerry, is the outcome of work he has undertaken since retiring in 2011 as a lecturer in UCD. Dr Horner will speak about the long history of map-making in South Kerry over a 450-year period from the early 1570s to the present day. The many different types of maps included in his study range from the vast array of maps produced by the Ordnance Survey of Ireland to various less familiar types such as marine charts, maps for new roads and for telecommunications and the hundreds of maps commissioned for the landlords that once owned most of south Kerry. Some of these maps were never printed and exist only as one or two copies, with some held in Dublin, Belfast and England. The areas around Killarney, Kenmare and Cahersiveen are covered in some detail. Dr Horner will discuss how maps record the changing landscape of south Kerry over more than four centuries and how the development of the man-made environment shown on maps offers some sense of how placenames, boundaries, fields and buildings have evolved over time. In large part, this talk and Dr Horner's book 'Mapping South Kerry' concern a hidden history of south Kerry that has received only limited attention.
Dr Horner has written extensively on the history of mapping in Ireland and on the history of mapping in Kerry. Mapping South Kerry is available from most bookshops in Kerry. [More information from Fiona@wordwell.ie]

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