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Was County Clare once part of Connaught and if so should it join Connaught again?

For

Baptista Boazio was commissioned to produce a map of Ireland at the end of the sixteenth century and he placed County Clare in Connaught.

Here are some maps from the
late 16th / Early 17th Centuries

 

In these examples the top is pointing West not North. 

 

irlandia - ancient map of ireland
Ortelius c1573

 

irlandia - ancient map of ireland

here is an enlargement of the Connaught region of the above map

connaught only in map of ireland

 

irlandia - ancient map of ireland
Boazio c1610

If you are interested in these maps you could check out Cartographica Neerlandica.

Against

Some of these maps were copied by artists and perhaps they got it wrong!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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