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  • 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 […]

  • Irish Scary Sites Volume 3: Haunted Houses and Spooky Ruins

    Irish history could comfortably be described as “eventful”. In fact, “tragic,” “dramatic” and “gothic” would also frequently apply Combine our eventful past with our powerful weather, inspiring landscapes and then our love of storytelling, and it’s no surprise that we have a disproportionate number of ghost stories and spooky sites. Halloween is a perfect time […]