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For Saturday 13th January 2001

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Map Catalogue Published

On Tuesday evening, in Christ Church Cathedral, the Archbishop of Dublin will preside at the launch of A Catalogue of Maps of the Estates of the Archbishops of Dublin, 1654-1850. The volume will be launched by Dr John Andrews, formerly Associate Professor of Geography in Trinity College, Dublin, who is the foremost authority on the history and development of map making in Ireland.

The catalogue has been written by Dr Raymond Refaussť, Librarian and Archivist of the Church of Ireland, and Ms Mary Clark, Dublin City Archivist, and is prefaced by an introduction by Dr Raymond Gillespie, Senior Lecturer in Modern History, NUI-Maynooth, which places the maps in their historical context. An appendix, by Mr Ronnie Wallace, editor of the forthcoming biographical succession list of the clergy of Dublin and Glendalough, provides biographical information on the archbishops of the period, and there is also an appendix of biographical details of the surveyors who drew the maps. The text is illustrated with examples of the maps and details from them in both black and white and colour.

The estates of the archbishops of Dublin were largely in Co. Dublin. In the north of the county there were lands around Lusk, Portrane, Clonmethan and Finglas, while in the south there were estates associated with the episcopal palaces of St Sepulchure and Tallaght and around Rathcoole and Clondalkin. As well the archbishops had lands in Cos Wicklow, Westmeath and Cork, and properties in the city of Dublin.

It is hoped that the catalogue, which has been published by Four Courts Press, will be of interest to historical geographers and to ecclesiastical and local historians.

Tonight, in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, there will be an organ recital presented jointly by the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Cathedral Arts. The recitalist will be Naji Hakim, from the Church of the Holy Trinity, Paris.

Tomorrow (Sunday) the Bishop of Cork will visit Frankfield and Marmullane while the Bishop of Cashel and Ossory will be in Myshall. At the first Choral Eucharist of Hilary term in the Chapel of Trinity College, Dublin, the address on the "On Music" will be given by the Director of Music in Christ Church Cathedral, Mr Mark Duley. In St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin there will be an Epiphany Carol Service at 3.15 pm.

On Tuesday evening at 8.00 pm Christ Church Cathedral Music Foundation will present "A Victorian Parlour Evening" in aid of the the purchase of the recently acquired Bechstein piano. The performers will include Virginia Kerr, Michael Finlay, Andrew Johnstone, Mark Duley and members of the Cathedrals Choirs. Details may be had from the Music Secretary at Christ Church Cathedral.

The second in the series of lectures entitled "East Meets West: Civilizations in Dialogue" will be held in the Ussher Theatre of Trinity College, Dublin, on Thursday at 8.00 pm. The speaker will be Dr Christine Morris of Trinity College, who will speak on "From Pyramids to Palaces: Cultural Interaction between Crete and Egypt in the 2nd Millennium BC".

Thursday is the beginning of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity when the Dean of Christ Church, the Very Revd John Paterson, will join the Jesuit Community at Milltown Park for the Evening Office. On Friday night in Christ Church Cathedral, Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise (Irish Guild of the Church) and Pobal an Aifrinn will host an interdenominational service of prayer and music . The service, which is entitled "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life" will be conducted in Irish and the preacher will be the Revd W.D. Boyd, a Presbyterian minister from Belfast.

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