Beenoskee

Beenoskee is the highest hill in the central section of the Dingle peninsula and overlooks the Magharees. The name is generally understood now in Irish to be Binn os Gaoith,…

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Contour Labelling

All text on a topographic map potentially obscures useful detail underneath, whilst adding usefulness. Placename text is positioned first, then Grid Labels, followed by Spot Heights and finally Contour Labels…

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Spot Heights

Inserting spot heights is a stage in map production, these are measured from a digital surface model with an accuracy of +/- 0.5 metre on open terrain. Spot heights are…

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Kerry Placenames

Logainmneacha ó Chontae Chiarraí I’ve been working through the mapped and written placename material for Corca Dhuibhne, roughly the Dingle peninsula. There are multiple sources including OS fieldwork records, the…

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Bullaun Stones

Bullaun Stones, often pronounced bull-yawn, are common enough field monuments found particularly along the east coast and hinterlands. Often of granite rock with a pronounced unnatural hole or depression in…

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