Townland analysis across the estates of the Lucht Tighe and the Fews

  • Laura Patrick (Creator)



To understand the late medieval Gaelic landscape, it is essential to conduct a landscape archaeology study at a townland level. This dataset covers the townlands that make up the late medieval estates within the Lucht Tighe, County Tyrone, and the Fews, County Armagh. The townlands can be identified on the 1609 Bodley maps and can be matched to those still in existence. The townland etymology was investigated, along with cartographic evidence from the Bodley maps, the 1st and 2nd Ordnance Survey Maps along with modern ordnance maps, aerial imagery and identified Sites and Monuments. This allows to researcher to identify possible habitation patterns. Each townland has been mapped and possible new sites have also been identified.

Please note that this dataset appears as volume 2 of the PhD thesis entitled "Cultural landscapes of late medieval Gaelic Ulster" (2022).

Dataset is embargoed until 31 July 2023
Date made availableJun 2022
PublisherQueen's University Belfast
Date of data productionNov 2021

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