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Street Maps & Town Plans

Street Maps & Town Plans

Modern street plans of most major Irish cities are available in hard copy in the 1st drawer of Map Cabinet C in the Map area.

Town Plans

The Ordnance Survey produced large scale detailed maps of towns from the later 19th century onwards. The Library holds a hardcopy series for Galway City, printed in 1872 at a scale of 10 ft: 1 mile. UCD’s Digital Library service has digitized an extensive series of these town maps for most counties in Ireland, including the 1872 and also series from the early 20th century. Details of the towns covered in each counties and links to the map images can be seen at The Ordnance Survey continued to update these town plans and the library also holds a series covering Galway city from the 1980s. These are stored in the upright map cabinets beside the stairs to the first floor. You can request assistance from the staff at the library desk with accessing these.