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Using the Wide Street Commission Maps as Primary Sources

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Dublin City Library & Archive

144 Pearse Street

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Workshop with Dublin City Council Historian In Residence, Maeve Casserly examine some of the beautiful conserved maps and exploring how these can be used to understand the impact the Wide Street Commission had on the fabric of Dublin City.

Conference Room, Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, D2

Admission free; Booking essential as places limited

Further information: 01 674 4997; cityarchives@dublincity.ie

Part of Dublin City Public Libraries and Archives Heritage Week 2017 programme.

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. As part of funding received by Dublin City Council under the Heritage Council Community Heritage Grant Scheme to conserve 31 maps in 2017, two events will be held during Heritage Week 2017 to allow public to explore the work of the Wide Street Commissioners hands-on.

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