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‘Mapped’ Launch


Mapped is a book about Irish Planned Villages, it presents the work of a small research group of fourth year students from Dublin School of Architecture, DIT. The book collates three years research into Utopian, Industrial and Estate planned villages from the 17th to the 20th century, and presents the work in a series of eighteen essays with accompanying drawings, maps and photographs. Four guest essays by Gillian Darley, Dr. Colin Rynne, Mike Haslam and Robert O’Byrne preface and frame the students’ work.

The book is accompanied by a large scale map, locating over two hundred planned villages, and setting them out in chronological order. It also includes one hundred and twenty five scaled drawings of planned villages from each county in Ireland spanning four centuries. The essays and maps focus on the urban morphology of these planned villages, the reasons for their establishment and their rich architectural heritage.

Mapped was designed and produced by:

Cian Burke, Dimitri Cusnir, Jason Ladrigan,David McCarthy, Cillian McGrath, Michael Weir

and Miriam Delaney.