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

Garrett Carr (Designer)

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products


    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
    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.


    • The Map of Connections
    • Border
    • MAP-65


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