Monthly archives: November 2015


Firstly congratulations to Stephen_Co_Antrim on achieving 10,006 townland’s!!  Given that there are approximately 64,000 townland’s in Ireland, he has completed about 1/6th of the Island all by himself!     Meanwhile townland coverage stands at 45,424 (74.3%) with County Monaghan now 100%, with just County Cavan remaining to complete Ulster.

A few targets hit this week – 28th November 2015


I’ve been meaning to write about OpenStreetMap Ireland‘s townland mapping project for some time. It’s a wonderful example of how historical maps are of significant value in creating really useful data on OpenStreetMap which is just as relevant as it today as was in the past. The immediate reason for […]

Irish Vice Counties


  “Good puzzle would be cross Dublin without passing a pub,” muses Leopold Bloom in James Joyce’s classic novel Ulysses. Back in 2011, our own Rory McCann answered this question as reported in the Guardian and showed how it could be done using OpenStreetMap as the source data. However, the data was […]

The Dublin Pub walk question….answered….again



Townlands.ie is a project maintained by Rory McCann, which shows Ireland’s historic and current administrative divisions using data from OpenStreetMap.org and Logainm.ie. He has called for people to help translate the site into different languages.  Some of you using the site may have already noticed that multiple language icons have […]

Help translate townlands.ie