22 – 28 October


Unfolding Maps: Expressing Landscape - Mapping Dublin with Sarah Gearty

Saturday, 24 Oct

Tim Robinson’s lovingly detailed maps of Connemara lay at the heart of his artistic practice, and have inspired a generation of cartographers in expressing the Irish landscape.

Sarah Gearty is managing editor of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas project at the RIA, and in this presentation, she takes us from the West of Ireland to Dublin, exploring the evolution of the city’s cartography from John Speed (1610) to the present day. Along the way, she'll touch on Robinson’s fascination with history and Irish place names and how ultimately the beauty of maps, makes cartography a form of art or literature. 

Sarah joins poet and playwright Vincent Woods in conversation.

Presented by the International Literature Festival Dublin, a Dublin City Council initiative, with kind support by Galway 2020 and IPB.

The Gutter Bookshop is sad they can’t be at the festival in person this year but you can browse (and purchase!) books by the featured authors at the special ILFDublin festival shop - CLICK HERE. And remember that there’s no postage to pay in Ireland if you spend over €30 or if you choose to collect your books from either of our bookshops. Just choose the ‘Free Shipping’ or ‘Click & Collect’ options at checkout!