One Inch maps of Ireland

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One Inch maps of Ireland

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There's a few Irish One Inch sheets on SABRE Maps.

OSI never really did much at the One Inch scale, preferring to keep it mostly for "District" maps, usually of the major towns and cities.

OSNI on the other hand did use the One Inch scale quite a bit, so we've just added two map sheets from 1971.

They are:
* Sheet 3 (Mid-Antrim)
* Sheet 6 (Belfast)

For a quick challenge, how many temporary motorway terminii can you find on the two sheets?

You'll find them (perhaps not surprisingly) on the One Inch 1971 layer.
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It's very interesting that they're both of the same year, yet the M2 is at a different construction state on each of them
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These are fantastic! First time I've ever seen a map of the M2 temporary terminus layout at Paradise Walk.

Other highlights: Sandyknowes, Sprucefield & Rathbeg junctions in their original layout. M22 ending at Dunsilly.
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It seems that only the Motorways are labelled with their numbers - but even so, the Ballymena by-pass isn't marked as part of M2.

As for temporary termini - there are many, although some became permanent in the long run.
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A42_Sparks wrote: Mon May 23, 2022 23:49 These are fantastic! First time I've ever seen a map of the M2 temporary terminus layout at Paradise Walk.

Other highlights: Sandyknowes, Sprucefield & Rathbeg junctions in their original layout. M22 ending at Dunsilly.
And the A1 meandering through towns, something I remember as a child.
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Finding more great stuff:

Ballymena during the brief period between 1969 and 1972 when the M2 bypass was built but the A36 (now A26) Larne Road Link wasn't so the A36 meanders through Harryville instead. I've never seen a map of this before.

The narrow and windy S2 A6 bypassing Castledawson to the east (rather than the south like today) and heading towards Maghera via Hillhead, now unclassified.

How small Antrim and Ballymena towns were compared to nowadays.

A26 running past Belfast International Airport, now abandoned.

B39 before the bizarre grade-separated junction with the B57 (now A57) was built. It seems the 'sliproads' were just the original route of the B57.
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