Book ‘Exercise of Authority’ – Finnian O’Cionnaith


Conor Doyle is talkin to FINNIAN O’CIONNAITH, who is launching his new book “Exercise of Authority”. Finnian O’Cionnaith is author of two books and multiple papers specialising in eighteenth-century surveying, cartography and the use of spatial data in urban management.

This book tells the story of the formative years of the Georgian Paving Board who were responsible for paving, cleansing and lighting of 18th century Dublin, from the viewpoint of one of its most important officers, surveyor Thomas Owen. ‘Exercise of Authority’ is the second in a new series of books issued by Dublin City Council which explores the engineering history and heritage of Dublin city. This richly-illustrated book is essential for a complete understanding of Georgian Dublin. The legacy of the Paving Board can still be seen today in the antique sets and granite kerbstones which can be found in Dublin’s historic core.

Duration: 9'01'' DATE: February 11, 2016
Interviewer:Conor Doyle
Producer:Conor Doyle
Interviewee:Finnian O’Cionnaith
Themes:Irish Life & Culture, Local Arts & Culture
Keywords:Book 'Exercise of Authority', eighteenth-century surveying, cartography, Dublin
LocationIreland Time Period:2016
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
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