Old Map of County Limerick by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Adare, Askeaton, Bruree, Croom, Kilmallock
Old Map of County Limerick by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Adare, Askeaton, Bruree, Croom, Kilmallock
Old Map of County Limerick by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Adare, Askeaton, Bruree, Croom, Kilmallock

Old Map of County Limerick by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Adare, Askeaton, Bruree, Croom, Kilmallock

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This Old Map of Limerick by Samuel Lewis, created in 1844, offers a captivating glimpse into the historical landscape of County Limerick, Ireland. With its intricate details and exquisite craftsmanship, this map is a true testament to the artistry of cartography.

Featuring the five main towns and cities of Adare, Askeaton, Bruree, Croom, and Kilmallock, this map showcases the rich history and cultural heritage of County Limerick. While some modern cities may not be depicted on this map, it provides an exciting opportunity to explore earlier names and settlements that once thrived within these historical boundaries.

Notable for its accuracy and attention to detail, this map allows you to immerse yourself in the past and discover the fascinating towns, cities, counties, settlements, and colonies that were founded before 1840 within County Limerick. Each settlement listed below carries its own historical significance, providing a captivating narrative of Ireland's past:

  • Limerick City (812): The largest city in County Limerick, renowned for its medieval architecture and rich cultural heritage.
  • Newcastle West (1197): A vibrant market town with a long history dating back to the 12th century.
  • Abbeyfeale (1300s): A picturesque town known for its abbey ruins and charming rural landscapes.
  • Rathkeale (1289): A historic market town with a strong Anglo-Norman influence.
  • Kilmallock (1187): An ancient walled town boasting well-preserved medieval ruins and a turbulent past.
  • Bruff (1200s): A quaint town steeped in history, featuring ancient castles and a strong agricultural heritage.
  • Askeaton (1200s): A charming riverside town known for its impressive castle ruins and medieval history.
  • Croom (1200s): A historic town with a rich medieval heritage, including a well-preserved castle.
  • Adare (1200s): A picturesque village renowned for its thatched cottages and medieval architecture.
  • Hospital (1200s): A small village with a long history, believed to have been named after a medieval hospice.
  • Pallasgreen (1200s): A rural village with a deep-rooted history and scenic surroundings.
  • Kilfinane (1200s): A tranquil town nestled in the Ballyhoura Mountains, known for its natural beauty and folklore.
  • Glin (1200s): A coastal village boasting a medieval castle and stunning views of the Shannon Estuary.
  • Murroe (1200s): A charming village surrounded by lush green landscapes and dotted with historical landmarks.
  • Knocklong (1200s): A village steeped in folklore and history, famous for the Siege of Knocklong in 1642.
  • Bruree (1200s): A small village with a rich archaeological heritage, including ancient ringforts and burial sites.
  • Cappamore (1200s): A peaceful village known for its scenic beauty and traditional Irish charm.
  • Foynes (1200s): A coastal village with a history intertwined with aviation, once a major seaplane base.
  • Ballylanders (1200s): A rural village nestled in the Galtee Mountains, offering breathtaking natural landscapes.
  • Kilmeedy (1200s): A tranquil village with a strong community spirit and a rich historical tapestry.
  • Kilcornan (1200s): A picturesque village situated on the banks of the River Shannon, known for its natural beauty.
  • Shanagolden (1200s): A historic village with a fascinating past, including connections to the Knights Templar.
  • Castleconnell (1200s): A charming village renowned for its picturesque riverside setting and castle ruins.
  • Pallaskenry (1200s): A village steeped in history, featuring a well-preserved medieval church.
  • Athea (1200s): A quaint village with a strong sense of community and a rich agricultural heritage.
  • Mountcollins (1200s): A rural village surrounded by rolling hills and scenic landscapes.
  • Clarina (1200s): A peaceful village known for its idyllic countryside and charming rural atmosphere.
  • Abbeyfeale (1200s): A historic town with a strong connection to the Franciscan order, featuring an abbey.
  • Ballyneety (1200s): A village with a rich equestrian history, known for its horse racing and equestrian facilities.
  • Kilfinny (1200s): A small village with a strong agricultural tradition and a close-knit community.
  • Adare (1200s): A picturesque village renowned for its thatched cottages and medieval architecture.

County Limerick is also blessed with natural wonders and historical landmarks that continue to captivate visitors to this day. Some notable attractions include the majestic River Shannon, the awe-inspiring Shannon Estuary, the enchanting Ballyhoura Mountains, and the scenic Galtee Mountains. These natural phenomena and historic boundaries provide a breathtaking backdrop to the rich tapestry of County Limerick's past.

Between 1800 and 1850, County Limerick witnessed several significant historical events. These included the Irish Rebellion of 1803 led by Robert Emmet, the Great Famine of 1845-1852, and the rise of the Young Ireland movement advocating for Irish independence. These events shaped the region's history and left an indelible mark on the people and landscape of County Limerick.

Owning this Old Map of Limerick by Samuel Lewis, created in 1844, allows you to delve into the past and appreciate the historical significance of County Limerick, Ireland. With its meticulous detail and rich historical context, this map is a treasured piece for any history enthusiast or lover of fine cartography.

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.

The fifth listing image shows an example of my map personalisation service.

Please note the unframed 24x30in (61x76cm) map has white edges around the map. These edges can help you with framing, or if you don’t need them they are very easy to snip off with scissors. All other maps, including the framed maps, look exactly like the listing images.

If you’re looking for something slightly different, check out my main collection of UK and Ireland maps.

Please contact me to check if a certain location, landmark or feature is shown on this map.

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.

My standard frame is a gallery style black ash hardwood frame. It is simple and quite modern looking. My standard frame is around 20mm (0.8in) wide.

I use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) for the frame glass. It's lighter and safer than glass - and it looks better, as the reflectivity is lower.

Six standard frame colours are available for free (black, dark brown, dark grey, oak, white and antique gold). Custom framing and mounting/matting is available if you're looking for something else.

Most maps are also available as a framed canvas. The map is printed on matte (not shiny) canvas, stretched over a box frame, and then 'floated' within a simple wood frame. The end result is quite beautiful, and there's no glazing in front of your map.

All frames are provided "ready to hang", with either a string or brackets on the back. Very large frames will have heavy duty hanging plates and/or a mounting baton. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

See some examples of my framed maps and framed canvas maps.

Alternatively, I can also supply old maps on canvas, foam board, cotton rag and other materials.

If you want to frame your map yourself, please read my map size guide first.

For most orders, delivery time is about 3 working days. Personalised and custom made maps take longer, as I have to do the personalisation and send it to you for approval, which usually takes a day or two.

Please note that for larger framed orders (over 40in/100cm), and some other framed sizes, the delivery time will be closer to 7-10 days.

If you need your order to arrive by a certain date, please contact me before you order so that we can find the best way of making sure you get your order in time.

I print and frame maps in 22 countries around the world. This means your map will be made locally, which cuts down on delivery time and reduces the chance of your map being damaged during delivery. There won't be any extra taxes or duties to pay, and we'll put less CO2 into the air.

All of my maps are well packaged and sent in a rugged tube if unframed, or surrounded by foam if framed.

I try to send out all maps within 1 or 2 days of receiving your order, though some products (like face masks or mugs) can take longer to make.

If you select Express Delivery at checkout your order we will prioritise your order and send it out by 1-day courier (Fedex, DHL, UPS, Parcelforce).

We can sometimes do next-day delivery if you order before 10am. But usually it's best to contact me first before you order.

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My maps are extremely high quality reproductions of original maps.

I source original, 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.

I print with Epson ultrachrome giclée UV fade resistant pigment inks - some of the best inks you can find.

I can also make maps on canvas, cotton rag and other exotic materials.

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Map personalisation

If you're looking for the perfect anniversary or housewarming gift, I can personalise your map to make it truly unique. For example, I can add a short message, or highlight an important location, or add your family's coat of arms.

The options are almost infinite. Please see my map personalisation page for some wonderful examples of what's possible.

To order a personalised map, select "personalise your map" before adding it to your basket.

Get in touch if you're looking for more complex customisations and personalisations.

Map ageing

I have been asked hundreds of times over the years by customers if they could buy a map that looks even older.

Well, now you can, by selecting Aged before you add a map to your basket.

All the product photos you see on this page show the map in its Original form. This is what the map looks like today.

If you select Aged, I will age your map by hand, using a special and unique process developed through years of studying old maps, talking to researchers to understand the chemistry of aging paper, and of course... lots of practice!

If you're unsure, stick to the Original colour of the map. If you want something a bit darker and older looking, go for Aged.

See some amazing examples of Aged maps.

If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.

I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984. I'm a 5-star Etsy seller. I have sold tens of thousands of maps and have over 4,000 real 5-star reviews.

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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