Angelique Day; Patrick McWilliams
- Publication Date
Institute of Irish Studies
- Page Count
250mm x 170mm
Co. Tyrone, Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland: County Tyrone
The Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland are a uniquely detailed source for the history of the northern half of Ireland immediately before the Great Famine. They were written in the 1830s to accompany the 6" Ordnance Survey maps, but with one exception were not published at the time. In this new edition they act as a nineteenth-century Domesday book and are essential to the understanding of the cultural heritage of our communities. The Memoirs document the landscape and situation, buildings and antiquities, land-holdings and population, employment and livelihood of the parishes.
Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Vol 5: County Tyrone I, 1821, 1823, 1832-6 covers 13 parishes in the north, west and south of Tyrone, an area including Castlederg, Clogher, Fintona, Fivemiletown, Newtownstewart and Omagh. The area of Strabane is detailed, but not the town itself. These accounts include information from a survey undertaken in the 1820s. Together this material provides a unique insight into life in this area over one hundred and fifty years ago.