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  • Phoenix Park History and Trivia

    As part of our Irish Icons series, we’re taking a look at Phoenix Park, an oasis of calm and nature in Dublin and one of the biggest city parks in Europe. Across its 1,752 acres, visitors go to Phoenix park for Dublin Zoo, horse riding, polo, cricket, organised model airplane flying, running and rock concerts […]

  • Ireland’s Best Road Trips

    Who’s up for a drive? Hitting the road is a fabulous way to enjoy Ireland, with so many scenic journeys and countless places worth visiting that are just a short drive apart. Indeed, for such a small Island, we have more than our share of motorways, main roads, byroads and through-roads. We could include many […]

  • Measuring Distance to Everyday Services

    Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) and the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have launched a GeoHive StoryMap and an interactive dashboard which provide an overview of the recently published CSO report on “Measuring Distance to Everyday Services in Ireland” OSi and the CSO have launched visualisation tools aimed at getting geographical and statistical information into the hands […]

  • Ireland’s Best Paved Walks

    Irish weather might not always be perfect, but our climate is great. In other words, while it can get damp or chilly, it rarely gets too hot or too cold to venture outdoors. This changeable, relatively mild weather also means that we have a rich, wild and beautiful landscape. Unfortunately, it also brings muddy, slippery […]

  • History of Irish Place Names Part Three

    We love our Irish place names here at OSI. These names, in both English and Irish, tell a story of how the country came about, from the people that shaped it to the landscapes they lived on. Our first Irish Place Names article lists Dublin, Cork and Limerick, among other counties and towns. While our […]

  • Making authoritative geospatial information more accessible and easy to use

    How Ordnance Survey Ireland is delivering new services, developing its data platforms and strengthening its underlying systems to make it easier for everyone to benefit from authoritative geospatial information. Geospatial information is an incredibly powerful tool. It plays a critical role in enabling policy makers to understand local, national and global issues, develop effective policies […]