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'If maps could speak' with Richard Kirwan (Castlebar Library)

Date(s): Wednesday March 2nd 8:00 pm

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Richard Kirwan is a former director of Ordnance Survey Ireland. He was born in Waterford and qualified as a civil engineer at University College Cork and was director of the OS from 1996 until his retirement in 2006. Richard presents ‘If maps could speak’ an engaging combination of memoir, history and stories about people and places. His presentation will take his audience behind the scenes into the minds and works of early map-makers with accounts of their struggles in pre-Famine Ireland. He outlines the efforts of OS staff to bring the mapping of Ireland up to date in the final decades of the twentieth century and his own personal contribution to this effort.

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