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Published by Royal Irish Academy in Dublin .
Written in English


  • Kells (Meath) -- History.,
  • Kells (Meath) -- History -- Maps.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Anngret Simms with Katharine Simms.
SeriesIrish historic towns atlas -- No.4
ContributionsSimms, Katharine., Andrews, J. H. 1927-, Davies, K. M. 1933-, Ordnance Survey of Ireland., Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland., Royal Irish Academy.
The Physical Object
Pagination12 p. and 10 loose sheets in folder :
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22429036M
ISBN 100901714844

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