TRAMORE HISTORIC MAPS
NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD
These informative and creative maps were the collective effort of Paul Jackman and Tom Dack ( Cartographer and Calligrapher), with the kind assistance of Mr Andy Taylor ( Local Historian). They are now available for download online from Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens for which we would like to thank Paul for his support for the gardens in this manner.
(Download available per €10 donation for each map).
BUY A SINGLE MAP OR ALL THREE – CLICK ON EACH MAP ABOVE TO PURCHASE /ADD TO YOUR BASKET AND GO TO CHECKOUT WHEN FINISHED SHOPPING.
PLEASE NOTE: these are High Resolution Files, (approx 30mb) so please allow time to download fully.
Text is handwritten and very fine it will be readable on your computer and on printouts from approx A2 upwards.
If only printing out in A3 size or smaller, Map will be give you a very nice visual image but fine handwritten text will not be legible.
If you would like to order an A1 full size printed map please contact us.
ORIGINATION OF MAPS
Due to the restriction of defined lines of Latitude and Longitude, most of the Olde local Maps of Tramore had one edge of the map going through Brownstown head with Tramore on the other edge of said map. The town was not central. So when in the mid 90’s the maps of Ireland were digitised it became possible to create a Map of any scale with Tramore as the central feature. So a trip was made in 1995, to the Ordnance Survey offices in Phoenix Park where 3 Maps of different scales were agreed and printed thereby laying the foundation for a set of 3 maps of different themes and scales showing Tramore Town at its historic best.
With Tom Dack from Thomastown agreeing to do the artistic element, he being both a skilled calligrapher and cartographer and our own local historian Mr Andy Taylor graciously allowing us use his publications as a reference for information, we set about creating these 3 historical layers of Tramore, each with a different flavour both visually and historically, with much information within of times past.
MAP 1. Focuses on the Town itself and its buildings of significance along with some historical data specific to the town.
MAP 2. The Bay of Tramore and its maritime history being referenced as a ” Graveyard of Ships” is the focus here, which ultimately led to Lloyds of London putting up the Pillars at Brownstown and Newtown head in 1823.
MAP 3. With another change of scale we are now looking at our fabulous coast from Dunmore to Boatstrand as well as having many sites of historical significance within the environs of Tramore highlighted with information on each displayed.
So while originally available in 1997, now through the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens, a fresh print run of these uplifting maps can again be purchased. We hope they contribute to your enjoyment of our extraordinary town, be you a resident, visitor or one of our many expatriates.
Map of waterford 1953
(canon patrick power map)
FRANK HEYLIN (Canon Patrick Power Map of Waterford 1953). The copyright to produce these beautifully illustrated maps of Waterford showing places and people of interest was kindly donated to the gardens recently (all proceeds going towards the development of the gardens). The map is approx 38inchs x 25inchs (but can be printed smaller). Please email the gardens to order a copy @€30 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ABOUT FRANK HEYLINThis map was compiled and drawn by Frank Heylin in 1953 (The Canon Patrick Power Map of Waterford). Frank Heylin (1907-1998) was born in Waterford and educated at Mount Sion. He taught in Ferrybank Boys National School and retired as Principal. He loved History, Art, Nature and Classical Music, and was infectiously enthusiastic speaker on these subjects. He was a founder member of the Old Waterford Society and of the Waterford Branch of An Taisce. He was a gifted water-colourist and enjoyed swimming, sketchng and hill walking with his wife, Rina, he also had a great love of the Irish Language. (with thanks to Pauline Beglin (nee Heylin).