Now that you know some of the history of maps, why not find out more ?
Your local library is an excellent source for all the information you may need: it may have some maps you can look at. Now that you know about old maps, ask to see them next time you are there. Find out more about what your area looked like in the past. Perhaps you could do a project about your area in olden days. You can even log on and find out in advance if they have the map you want. Click on the image to find your nearest library.
There might be some more photographs or images related to maps if you search the website.
Maybe you need some tips on how to be a researcher? Click on one of the icons below.
Ask Your Librarian or Teacher
Ask your librarian or teacher if they can help you find out about maps.
Ask your parents or grandparents if they have any old maps or photos of your area. It can be very interesting to see what the area looked like before large roads or housing estates were built. You may find it hard to imagine that what are now busy modern suburbs of Dublin, such as Rathfarnham, were considered to be the countryside when your grandparents were young. They may even have been brought to visit farms there when they were children!
Information you can look out for includes photos and media publications, such as old newspapers, which may provide you with interesting insights.
Not sure exactly what you can ask the librarian for? Click on the icon for some suggestions.
Ordnance Survey Ireland www.osi.ie
Trinty College Dublin www.tcd.ie/Library/libraries/pdf/SixInchMaps.pdf
The Royal Irish Academy http://www.ria.ie/library%2Bcatalogue/osurvey.html
Google Maps www.maps.google.com