New Cross Border Research Project

04 August 2021

New Cross Border research project to combine and digitise Ordnance Survey heritage material for the island of Ireland

The Department of History is pleased to congratulate Dr Cat Porter who has secured funding for the 3-year project ‘OS200: Digitally Re-Mapping Ireland’s Ordnance Survey Heritage’. The project is jointly funded by the Irish Research Council and the Arts of Humanities Research Council under the UK-Ireland Digital Humanities Research Grant. OS200 is co-led by Queen’s University Belfast and project partners include the Royal Irish Academy, the Digital Repository of Ireland and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Drs Niamh NicGhabhann (History) and Aengus Finnegan (School of English, Irish and Communication) will act as the UL Co-Is. You can follow project developments on Twitter @IrelandMapped or read a short outline here:

Sketch of the measurement of the Lough Foyle baseline, 1826-28, from Ordnance Survey. “An account of the measurement of the Lough Foyle base in Ireland” ... By Captain W. Yolland (1847)