Corrib Connect



The First Ordnance Map of the Corrib

The first Ordnance Map of the Corrib was produced in 1839. A section of this map is published in Maurice Semple's book - Where the River Corrib Flows (1988).

Ordnance Survey Ireland  (OSI) Discovery Series 38 and 45

These two maps cover the Corrib. These have been produced by ordinance survey Ireland. See ’relevant links’. Expanded versions can be viewed in Google maps - link is given on the OSI site.

Historical Mapping

Between 1829 and 1842 Ordnance Survey Ireland completed the first ever large-scale survey of an entire country. Acclaimed for their accuracy, these maps are regarded by cartographers as amongst the finest ever produced. As the national mapping archive service for Ireland, OSi has captured this and later mapping data in a digitised format. These maps are particularly relevant for genealogy or those with an interest in social history.

A range of different historic layers are available for the 25 inch maps to enable users to view various aspects of our history and heritage. These include Breweries, Factories, Gas Works, Malt Houses, Railways/Trams, Collierys, Mines, Forges, Industrial sites, Mills, Distilleries, Foundrys, Power Stations. One can even identify the sites of lime kilns around the Corrib.

Click here to get started using it online.

Corrib Country – A rambler’s Guide & Map

This has a wealth of information about the Corrib, flora, fauna, geology etc etc.). For more information, see ‘relevant links’.


While the AnglingCharts digital charts are primarily intended as an aid to navigation on the Corrib, they contain a wealth of additional information. In recent years, the Lough Corrib Navigation Trustees (LCNT)  have replaced the original non-standard navigational marks with an IALA buoyage system which will be readily understood by all those skilled in the art of navigation. AnglingCharts.com has updated its charts to include the locations of all the new markers and as such the new charts are recommended to all who wish to navigate the lake safely.

AnglingCharts.com provide up to date digital charts of Lough Corrib for a variety of devices (Windows, iPhone and windows and Android tablets). The charts show slipways and piers and recommended courses.

The site also provides information on the history of the Corrib, Corrib Logboats, wrecks and a range of bottom images derived from sonar scans. It also contains a photo gallery of the Corrib from the air.

The charts have also been produced in hard copy form in 2014 by the Author of AnglingCharts, Trevor Northage “The Lough Corrib Chart Book” (2014)

Google Maps

Google maps can be used to research Lough Corrib and is well worth a visit. It has a wide range of associated images and these are linked to the maps showing exactly what the photographs represent. Google Maps can also be used to view satellite imagery of the lake and its shores.

Galway County Council - Mapzone

Galway County Council provides through its website, a public mapping system which allows the user to locate depots, swimming pools and office locations using aerial photography.

Also featured is the Galway County Mapzone section on the website. This is a very useful resource allowing the user to see the designated sites of County Galway, Census Population data, bring bank sites, graveyards of Galway, landscape sensitivity ratings, municipal districts of Co. Galway, national inventory of architectural heritage, flooding events in County Galway (source: www.floods.ie), national monuments of Galway (source: NPWS.ie) and a link to planning maps.

AIRO Census Mapping 2011

This provides census and population statistics for the whole of Ireland. A toolkit is available to assist in analysing these data..