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  • GIS Day 2018 Ireland

    Uncover the Story of your Local Area

    UNCOVER THE STORY OF YOUR LOCAL AREA WITH ORDNANCE SURVEY IRELAND Could your hometown have Ireland’s Favourite Placename To mark GIS Day 2018 (which is today 14th November), Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi), Ireland’s National Mapping Agency, is today launching a nationwide competition to find the most interesting and unusual origin stories behind Ireland’s placenames. The […]

  • Three Spooky Sites Across Ireland

    The Irish have a special place in their (dark) hearts for Halloween. The country’s history and folklore are filled with legendary ghosts, banshees and worse. Irish writers and filmmakers have also contributed to the art of spooky storytelling, from Neil Jordan’s Company of Wolves to Bram Stoker’s Dracula and everything in between. And ghost stories […]

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    How to Survive Outdoors Overnight

    If disaster strikes and you somehow find yourself stranded outdoors overnight or lost for a few days, there are a couple of basic survival skills which will improve your chances of staying safe. And while it can be tempting to draw inspiration from Bear Grylls, we’ve put together some tips and tricks that require no […]

  • Galway V Limerick: Best Walking Trails in Each County

    With the All Ireland Hurling Final upon us, the eyes of the nation are pointed westward. Fans, pundits and journalists, east and west of Shannon, are currently theorising who’ll bring home Liam MacCarthy. We’ve decided to take a closer look at the two counties and showcase the best walking trails, hikes and family-friendly walks in […]

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    The Evolution of Dublin City

    From a Christian monastic settlement to a sprawling city of more than one million people. We explore Dublin’s history, expansion, and future. Read on to discover how Dublin became a Viking stronghold and a jewel in the Georgian crown, before becoming the sprawling metropolis it is today. First Settlement Present day Dublin can trace its origins […]

  • Dublin Housing Observatory

    All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO) launches Dublin’s most comprehensive housing mapping tool The Dublin Housing Observatory Mapping Viewer offers new insights into the breakdown of housing in the capital and will inform new Dublin City Council housing policy The All-Island Research Observatory, based at Maynooth University, in partnership with Dublin City Council and Ordnance Survey Ireland […]