Old Map of County Carlow by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Tullow, Hacketstown, Leighlinbridge, Rathvilly, Myshall
Old Map of County Carlow by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Tullow, Hacketstown, Leighlinbridge, Rathvilly, Myshall
Old Map of County Carlow by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Tullow, Hacketstown, Leighlinbridge, Rathvilly, Myshall

Old Map of County Carlow by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Tullow, Hacketstown, Leighlinbridge, Rathvilly, Myshall

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The Old Map of Carlow by Samuel Lewis, dated 1844, is a captivating piece that offers a glimpse into the historical landscape of County Carlow, Ireland. This meticulously crafted map showcases the region's intricate details, presenting a fascinating perspective of the area during the mid-19th century. As an esteemed collector's item, this map holds immense historical value and serves as a remarkable decorative piece for enthusiasts of cartography and Irish heritage.

While exploring this map, one must bear in mind that some modern cities may not be present, or they may appear under earlier names, adding an element of excitement and discovery. The Old Map of Carlow provides a unique opportunity to witness the evolution of settlements and landmarks over time, offering an enriching experience for history enthusiasts and those with a deep connection to the region.

Notable Settlements and Founding Dates

  • Carlow (c. 600 CE): The county town of County Carlow, known for its rich history and architectural heritage.
  • Tullow (c. 400 CE): A vibrant market town with a long-standing history, surrounded by beautiful countryside.
  • Hacketstown (c. 1600 CE): A picturesque village nestled in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, renowned for its scenic charm.
  • Leighlinbridge (c. 1180 CE): Home to the historic Leighlinbridge Castle, this village offers a delightful blend of history and natural beauty.
  • Rathvilly (c. 1600 CE): A charming village known for its tranquil atmosphere and the impressive Rathvilly Castle.
  • Myshall (c. 1600 CE): A small village with a rich agricultural heritage, situated amidst the stunning landscapes of the Blackstairs Mountains.

The list continues with the following notable settlements founded before 1840:

  • Bagenalstown (c. 1660 CE): A picturesque town with a fascinating industrial past, located on the River Barrow.
  • Fenagh (c. 1600 CE): A quaint village renowned for its historical sites, including the ruins of Fenagh Abbey.
  • Clonegal (c. 1600 CE): A charming village with a strong sense of community, surrounded by lush greenery.
  • Rathoe (c. 1600 CE): A peaceful village steeped in history, boasting the impressive Rathoe Castle.
  • Ballon (c. 1600 CE): A picturesque village nestled amid rolling hills, offering a tranquil retreat.
  • Kildavin (c. 1600 CE): A small village known for its idyllic setting and the ancient Kildavin Cross.
  • Fennagh (c. 1600 CE): A serene village renowned for its beautiful landscapes and Fennagh House.
  • Rathanna (c. 1600 CE): A quaint village with a close-knit community, surrounded by scenic countryside.
  • Nurney (c. 1600 CE): A charming village with a rich agricultural heritage, located near the River Griese.
  • Ardattin (c. 1600 CE): A peaceful village known for its picturesque surroundings and Ardattin Church.
  • St. Mullins (c. 600 CE): A historic village situated on the banks of the River Barrow, home to St. Mullins Monastic Site.
  • Killeshin (c. 600 CE): A village steeped in history, boasting the impressive Killeshin Church and Round Tower.
  • Fenagh (c. 600 CE): A village with ancient roots, featuring the ruins of Fenagh Abbey and a rich Celtic heritage.
  • Kernanstown (c. 600 CE): A small village with a strong sense of community, surrounded by scenic landscapes.
  • Borris (c. 1600 CE): A picturesque village renowned for its stunning Borris House and beautiful countryside.
  • Rathvilly (c. 600 CE): A village with a long history, home to the impressive Rathvilly Castle and Rathvilly Church.
  • Aghade (c. 600 CE): A tranquil village known for its scenic beauty and the ancient Aghade Holed Stone.
  • Clonmore (c. 600 CE): A village steeped in history, featuring the ruins of Clonmore Castle and Clonmore Church.
  • Old Leighlin (c. 600 CE): A village with a rich ecclesiastical heritage, housing the historic Old Leighlin Cathedral.
  • Ballymurphy (c. 600 CE): A charming village nestled in the countryside, offering a peaceful retreat.
  • Rathanna (c. 600 CE): A quaint village known for its close-knit community and scenic surroundings.
  • Fennagh (c. 600 CE): A serene village renowned for its beautiful landscapes and Fennagh House.
  • Nurney (c. 600 CE): A charming village with a rich agricultural heritage, located near the River Griese.
  • Ardattin (c. 600 CE): A peaceful village known for its picturesque surroundings and Ardattin Church.

Notable Natural Features and Historical Events

Notable natural features, boundaries, and historical events in County Carlow between 1800 and 1850 include:

  • River Barrow: A majestic river that flows through the county, offering scenic beauty and recreational activities.
  • Blackstairs Mountains: A stunning mountain range located in the southeastern part of the county, providing breathtaking views and outdoor exploration opportunities.
  • Carlow Castle: A historic landmark in Carlow town, serving as a reminder of the region's medieval past.
  • 1798 Rebellion: A significant event in Irish history, with County Carlow playing a role in the rebellion against British rule.
  • Carlow Cathedral: A magnificent cathedral in Carlow town, showcasing impressive architecture and religious significance.

Immerse yourself in the rich history and captivating beauty of County Carlow with the Old Map of Carlow by Samuel Lewis, 1844. This extraordinary map allows you to trace the footsteps of the past, exploring the settlements, landmarks, and natural wonders that have shaped this remarkable region.

Please double check the images to make sure that a specific town or place is shown on this map. You can also get in touch and ask us to check the map for you.

This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16in (30.5x41cm), 16x20in (40.5x51cm), 18x24in (45.5x61cm), 24x30in (61x76cm), 32x40in (81.5x102cm) and 40x50in (102x127cm), but it looks even better when printed large.

I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 50in (127cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.

The model in the listing images is holding the 16x20in (40.5x51cm) version of this map.

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This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, Father's Day, work leaving, anniversary or housewarming gift for someone from the areas covered by this map.

This map is available as a giclée print on acid free archival matte paper, or you can buy it framed. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that suits most aesthetics. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame colour or material. My frames are glazed with super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite), which is significantly less reflective than glass, safer, and will always arrive in perfect condition.

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My maps are extremely high quality reproductions of original maps.

I source original, extremely rare maps from libraries, auction houses and private collections around the world, restore them at my London workshop, and then use specialist giclée inks and printers to create beautiful maps that look even better than the original.

My maps are printed on acid-free archival matte (not glossy) paper that feels very high quality and almost like card. In technical terms the paper weight/thickness is 10mil/200gsm. It's perfect for framing.

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I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.

Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.

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