WORKSHOP: Using the Wide Street Commission Maps as Primary Sources

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  • Ireland

  • 18 November 2017

  • 15:30
  • FREE

Workshop with Dublin City Council Historian In Residence, Maeve Casserly to examine some of the beautiful conserved Wide Street Commission maps and exploring how these can be used to understand the impact the Wide Street Commission had on the fabric of Dublin City. The Wide Street Commission was established in 1757, and was Ireland’s first planning authority. Over its 94-year existence, it had a major impact on the development of Georgian Dublin. The records of Wide Street Commission are preserved by Dublin City Archives, and include over 900 manuscript maps of Dublin dating from 17-19th century which are subject to an ongoing conservation project. Dublin City Library and Archive received part-funding from the Heritage Council of Ireland under the Heritage Council Community Heritage Grant Scheme to conserve 31 maps in 2017 as part of its ongoing map conservation project. Wide Street Commission Workshop URL to book tickets

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