The Map of Connections 3.1: Unofficial and previously unmapped Irish border crossings

Garrett Carr (Designer)

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

    Abstract

    I charted unofficial border-crossings along Ireland's border, those not found on any other map.

    During many surveys of Ireland's border I discovered that it is often perforated. Gates are set in hedgerows for the convenience of farmers, stepping stones and community-built bridges span rivers, walkers’ routes and muddy by-ways go wherever they please. These kinds of connections have always been there, although I think it is fair to say that their numbers have increased during the Peace Process. Roads blocked or cratered during the Troubles are being re-connected at a rate too fast for the Ordnance Survey to keep up with. On the local level cross-border movement is quietly happening, unchecked and often unmapped, until now.

    This map attempts to throw the borderline in perpendicular, showing it as a place of connection rather than division.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBelfast
    Edition3.1
    Size75 cm x 105 cm
    Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2014

    Bibliographical note

    An earlier version of this map, along with The Map of Watchful Architecture 1.0, were purchased for the collection of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

    Keywords

    • The Map of Connections
    • Border
    • MAP-65

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