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Ireland as a National Monument

June 2, 2010

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:

4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 2, 2010 11:37 am

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

    • June 2, 2010 11:47 am

      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.

      • June 2, 2010 11:49 am

        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.

      • June 2, 2010 12:45 pm

        Didn’t seem critical at all..

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