Old Map of County Offaly (King&
Old Map of County Offaly (King&
Old Map of County Offaly (King&

Old Map of County Offaly (King's) by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Tullamore, Birr, Banagher, Clara, Edenderry

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This Old Map of Offaly (King's) by Samuel Lewis in 1844 is a captivating piece that offers a glimpse into the historical landscape of County Offaly, Ireland. With its intricate details and exquisite craftsmanship, this map is a true collector's item for history enthusiasts and cartography aficionados alike.

Featuring the main towns, cities, and other interesting features of County Offaly (King's), this map showcases the rich heritage and notable landmarks of the region. While some modern cities may not be depicted on this map, it provides an exciting opportunity to explore earlier names and discover how the landscape has evolved over time.

Notable settlements and colonies founded before 1840 within the historical boundaries of County Offaly (King's) include:

  • Tullamore (c. 1571): Known for its grand Tullamore Dew Distillery and the historic Charleville Castle, Tullamore is a town steeped in history and charm.
  • Birr (c. 1620): Home to the magnificent Birr Castle and its world-renowned Great Telescope, Birr is a town renowned for its scientific and architectural achievements.
  • Banagher (c. 1609): Situated on the banks of the River Shannon, Banagher boasts a rich maritime history and offers stunning views of the river.
  • Clara (c. 1620): Clara is a vibrant town that was once a hub of industry, particularly known for its thriving textile mills.
  • Edenderry (c. 1770): Nestled in the heart of Offaly, Edenderry is a town with a strong agricultural heritage and a rich tapestry of historical sites.

The list of notable settlements and colonies founded before 1840 continues with:

  • Shinrone (c. 1600): A picturesque village known for its charming thatched cottages and historic St. Mary's Church.
  • Rhode (c. 1609): Famous for its ancient monastic site and the impressive Rhode Castle, this village is a testament to Ireland's medieval past.
  • Ferbane (c. 1620): Once a bustling market town, Ferbane is home to the striking Clonmacnoise Monastic Site, a significant archaeological and religious site.
  • Ballycumber (c. 1620): Surrounded by rolling countryside, Ballycumber is a tranquil village with a rich agricultural heritage.
  • Shannonbridge (c. 1620): Located on the banks of the River Shannon, Shannonbridge offers a glimpse into Ireland's waterway history and features the iconic Clonmacnoise Bridge.
  • Kilcormac (c. 1620): Kilcormac is a charming village with a strong sense of community and a rich history dating back centuries.
  • Daingean (c. 1620): Formerly known as Philipstown, Daingean is a picturesque village with a fascinating history and a scenic location along the Grand Canal.
  • Kinnitty (c. 1620): Nestled at the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, Kinnitty is renowned for its stunning landscapes and the enchanting Kinnitty Castle.
  • Cloghan (c. 1620): Surrounded by beautiful countryside, Cloghan is a small village with a close-knit community and a rich agricultural heritage.
  • Shannon Harbour (c. 1620): Situated on the Grand Canal, Shannon Harbour is a picturesque village known for its tranquil waterways and scenic beauty.
  • Durrow (c. 1620): Durrow is a charming village with a rich history and is home to the impressive Durrow Abbey and High Cross.
  • Clonbullogue (c. 1620): Clonbullogue is a quaint village with a strong aviation history, known for its glider activity and the nearby Irish Parachute Club.
  • Clonony (c. 1620): This village is home to the remarkable Clonony Castle, a beautifully preserved Tudor mansion that offers a glimpse into Ireland's architectural heritage.
  • Rahan (c. 1620): Rahan is renowned for its ancient monastic site, which features the impressive Rahan Early Christian Church and Round Tower.
  • Kilbeggan (c. 1620): Kilbeggan is a historic town known for its world-famous Kilbeggan Distillery, one of the oldest licensed distilleries in the world.
  • Belmont (c. 1620): Surrounded by lush greenery, Belmont is a tranquil village with a rich agricultural history and a strong sense of community.
  • Mountbolus (c. 1620): Mountbolus is a picturesque village with a close-knit community and a scenic location in the heart of Offaly.
  • Clonmacnoise (c. 545): A renowned monastic site and an important center of religion and learning in medieval Ireland, Clonmacnoise is a must-visit historical attraction.
  • Ballyboy (c. 1620): Ballyboy is a charming village with a rich agricultural heritage and a tranquil atmosphere.
  • Tubber (c. 1620): Nestled in the Slieve Bloom Mountains, Tubber is a picturesque village known for its stunning natural surroundings and scenic beauty.
  • Ballinagar (c. 1620): Ballinagar is a quaint village with a strong sense of community and a rich agricultural history.
  • Geashill (c. 1620): Home to the striking Geashill Castle, this village offers a glimpse into Ireland's architectural heritage and historic past.
  • Pollagh (c. 1620): Surrounded by beautiful countryside, Pollagh is a small village with a rich agricultural history and a close-knit community.
  • Broughal (c. 1620): Broughal is a charming village with a tranquil atmosphere and a strong sense of community.
  • Killeigh (c. 1620): Killeigh is a picturesque village known for its scenic beauty and historic sites, including the impressive Killeigh Castle.
  • Bracknagh (c. 1620): Bracknagh is a quaint village with a rich agricultural heritage and a close-knit community.
  • Cadamstown (c. 1620): Nestled in the Slieve Bloom Mountains, Cadamstown is a picturesque village renowned for its stunning natural surroundings and outdoor activities.

Notable boundaries, rivers, canyons, national parks, and natural phenomena in County Offaly (King's), Ireland include the River Shannon, Slieve Bloom Mountains, and the Grand Canal.

Between 1800 and 1850, County Offaly (King's) witnessed several significant historical events, including the Irish Rebellion of 1803 led by Robert Emmet and the Great Famine that struck Ireland from 1845 to 1852, resulting in widespread devastation and mass emigration.

Own a piece of history with this Old Map of Offaly (King's) by Samuel Lewis in 1844. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and captivating beauty of County Offaly (King's), Ireland, as you explore the towns, cities, and historical landmarks that 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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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