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Old March 14th, 2013, 01:33 AM   #1
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Ireland in Images: Pictures, Photos and Diagrams which illustrate the island

Inspired by kreator's impressive photo work I thought I'd continue the visual theme and create a thread dedicated to pictorial and graphical depictions of Ireland and its cities. Here are a few I've found to get the ball rolling;

Population distribution in the Republic. I find it amazing how the Midlands and Donegal shrink in this image and how far Dublin bulges outward



Another way of seeing where people live and work; light seen from space. All the main cities are visible and you can trace the motorways from the pinpricks of light made by regional towns.



And this is a graphical representation of the number and location of planning applications in the Republic -
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Old March 14th, 2013, 03:23 AM   #2
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Cool maps.
I hope it will develop into proper photo thread. There are plenty of those on SSC. I'm surprise there isn't any active one for such popular tourist destination and photogenic country as Ireland.
I promise some shots after my holiday. But that's in April
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Old March 14th, 2013, 10:40 AM   #3
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Inspired by kreator's impressive photo work I thought I'd continue the visual theme and create a thread dedicated to pictorial and graphical depictions of Ireland and its cities. Here are a few I've found to get the ball rolling;

Population distribution in the Republic. I find it amazing how the Midlands and Donegal shrink in this image and how far Dublin bulges outward

Another way of seeing where people live and work; light seen from space. All the main cities are visible and you can trace the motorways from the pinpricks of light made by regional towns.

And this is a graphical representation of the number and location of planning applications in the Republic -
Great thread Dvblvnia. I will get a few photos together and put some up.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 11:40 AM   #4
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Inspired by a similar map i had seen of the UK in the skybar, here is Ireland as a word map.

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Old July 15th, 2013, 01:36 AM   #5
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I was doing some googling about the Greater Dublin Area and I thought I'd update this thread with two new images. This is the 27 counties of Ireland represented in terms of population weight;



And this is the level of development in the GDA during the boom years. Notice how much northern Kildare is peppered by housing estates and one-off developments, the massive expansion of Blanchardstown, the explosion of towns like Ratoath and the large-scale development along the M50.

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Old July 15th, 2013, 03:58 PM   #6
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Pretty stark when you see it like that!!
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Old July 15th, 2013, 06:40 PM   #7
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That's very interesting. Shares for sharing that Dvblvnia.

Its mad how big Meath is. You could have a huge city(population) if the city was built into Kildare and Meath to.
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Old July 16th, 2013, 11:15 PM   #8
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That's very interesting. Shares for sharing that Dvblvnia.

Its mad how big Meath is. You could have a huge city(population) if the city was built into Kildare and Meath to.
You're welcome - apologies for the size of the second image - I didn't realise that when posting and can't seem to fix it after the fact. You're right JD, Meath is massive and if Dublin spread out there from Blanch and Dunboyne into an unbroken expanse of suburbia then potentially millions could be housed there. Not that we want that sort of settlement pattern though .

There's also very little distance between Naas and the contiguous urban area of Dublin. While the new M7(which is classed as new development in this diagram) makes them seem a littler closer than they area, there is nonetheless only a few kms (15 as the crow flies) between Naas and Tallaght's western flanks. That makes it very much a satellite town of Dublin.

It's also amazing to see the growth of some towns, particularly in Meath. Ashbourne, Navan, Enfield and Ratoath have just exploded whereas development in Kildare seems slightly more dispersed around the northern half of the county.
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Old July 18th, 2013, 04:32 PM   #9
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Meath should be renamed "Dublin Northwest".
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Old July 19th, 2013, 12:48 AM   #10
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Meath should be renamed "Dublin Northwest".
That pleases me deeply, particularly after last week's exploits. It'd also be reality!
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Old July 19th, 2013, 01:10 AM   #11
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That pleases me deeply, particularly after last week's exploits. It'd also be reality!
This is a great idea

We defeated them on Sunday and slaughtered Kildare 2 weeks ago, now we take their land.


Built a modern high rise city in Kildare/Meath and call in New Dublin
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Old July 20th, 2013, 02:24 AM   #12
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This is a great idea

We defeated them on Sunday and slaughtered Kildare 2 weeks ago, now we take their land.
Yep, we've bitch-slapped them so many times in Leinster it must be in Brehon Law that we're entitled to their lands, loot and ladies.


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I second that motion and propose the further measure that Wicklow be renamed Dublin's Back Garden.
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I thought I'd bump this thread to mention that Muiris de Buitléar has published an excellent new book, A Portrait of Dublin in Maps. link. Normally I'd wait for these books to go on sale before buying them but I thought I'd take the plunge and buy it at the higher price just after release. I must say it's a purchase well worth making. There are some fantastic maps in it and it is a great visual biography of the city. A follow-up covering all of Ireland would be nice.
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View from Killiney Hill, (Co. Wicklow)



Powerscourt House and Gardens, (Co. Wicklow)



Powerscourt House and Gardens, (Co. Wicklow)



Powerscourt House and Gardens, (Co. Wicklow)



Trinity College Dublin



View from Killiney Hill towards Bray Head, (Co. Wicklow)



Powerscourt House and Gardens, (Co. Wicklow)



Powerscourt Waterfall, (Co. Wicklow)



Bray Swan Sanctuary, (Co. Wicklow)



Enniskerry, (Co. Wicklow)



Trinity College Dublin



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Old May 18th, 2015, 01:24 AM   #15
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Fabulous photos, bug! From these photos I suppose you've been to Dalkey, Powerscourt House, Trinity College, Dun Laoghaire and the Docklands?
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Fabulous photos, bug! From these photos I suppose you've been to Dalkey, Powerscourt House, Trinity College, Dun Laoghaire and the Docklands?
Thanks! I have yeah, I should really name them to make it easier for people.

I'll put some images up from NI as well, make it an all-Island photo thread.
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Fantastic pics, thanks for sharing.
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Some from the north

Stormont






Belfast Harbour









The Boat and Big Fish




Whiterock (Strangford Lough)




Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park





Waterworks Belfast



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I really like the Boat. It's far nicer than the Oble.
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Ireland GDP PER REGION AS % of EU Average 2013.

Even the border/west region could be @ the EU average by end 2015 as it was around 85% in 2011
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