• Book Launch: Land Surveying In Ireland, 1690–1830

  • 22/06/2022

  • 18:00

  • 20:00

  • 38 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, D02 EV61

  • Join us on Wednesday 22nd June for the launch of Finnian Ó Cionnaith’s book, Land Surveying In Ireland, 1690–1830.

    This book explores the profession of surveying and those who practised it between the era of repressive land forfeitures (ending 1703) and the formation of the Ordnance Survey of Ireland (1825). It uses the careers of three prominent surveyors – Gabriel Stokes (b. 1682, d.1768), Robert Gibson (d. 1761) and John Longfield (b.c.1775, d. 1833) – as guides to the complex, competitive and vibrant world of independent commercial land measurement. In doing so it exposes the efforts taken by generations of land surveyors to capture the island’s landscape, and meet customer demand, which, by consequence, left us with a detailed historic record of the ever-changing relationship between people and place.

    Finnian Ó Cionnaith is a qualified land surveyor who has worked in a variety of spatial information roles on three continents over the past twenty years. He received a PhD in history from Maynooth University in 2011.

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