Ireland as a National Monument

Here’s the Republic of Ireland mapped in National Monuments. The term “national monument” as defined in Section 2 of the National Monuments Act (1930) means a monument “the preservation of which is a matter of national importance by reason of the historical, architectural, traditional, artistic or archaeological interest attaching thereto” (link).

On the suggestion by Stan, here’s a (rough) overlay showing the outline of Ireland in the  context of the National Monuments:

6 Responses to “Ireland as a National Monument”

  1. Stan says:

    It’s virtually the whole country! The overlapping markers obscure the relative density of the monuments.

  2. declan says:

    We did accentuate the points but it is notable that there are still significant gaps in certain areas and gaping voids in West Galway/Mayo as well as West Kerry, West Donegal and West Cork, the remotest fringes.

  3. Stan says:

    That’s true. I didn’t mean to seem critical. It might help to overlay the country’s perimeter, especially for people who aren’t very familiar with its geography.

  4. declan says:

    Didn’t seem critical at all..

  5. Great idea, how did you do it? When I try this on the Monuments map viewer the detail is lost as I move out.

  6. declan says:

    Hi Charles

    Done in GIS. When I did this I was actually thinking of doing a layline debunking by joining the office to a random location and seeing how many significant site we’d pass through, but it proved to be a little like hard work. Might get around to doing that when I have a Saturday afternoon free – if that ever happens again….

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