Researchers at UCD


Arnold Horner



Arnold Horner graduated with first class honours in Natural Sciences (Geography and Geology) from Trinity College Dublin. He was subsequently awarded his Ph.D from Trinity College. In 1971, he transferred to UCD from the University of Liverpool where he had worked as a full-time Tutor in Geography. In UCD he has taught a wide range of course in Geography including economic geography, regional development, and cartography. His current modules relate to population geography, Europe, ideas in Geography, and cartographic ideas. Dr Horner has published widely in Irish and other journals. In recent years, some of his research has focussed on the maps of early nineteenth century Ireland with particular reference to the work of the Bogs Commissioners, road maps, and the county maps of William Larkin.


Honours and Awards

Year: 2008.
Title: UCD Seed Funding
Year: 2003.
Title: UCD Presidents Research Fellowship
Year: 1993.
Title: UCD Presidents Research Fellowship
Year: 1980.
Title: DAAD (German Academic Exchange) Travel Fellowship
Year: 2004.
Title: Heritage Council Publication Grant
Year: 2003.
Title: Heritage Council Publication Grant
Year: 2002.
Title: Heritage Council Publication Grant
Year: 2004.
Title: IRCHSS Small Projects Grant
Year: 1982.
Title: NBST Research Grant
Year: 1980.
Title: NBST Research Grant


Association: The Geographical Association, Function/Role: Member

Conference Contributions

Horner, A.; (2011) Pushing back boundaries in time and space - forty years of settlement study by Rolf (and Magda) Loeber. [Oral Presentation], UCD Print Culture Symposium 5: The new scientists in Ireland - a tribute to the Loebers, Humanities Institute of Ireland, UCD , 18-MAR-11 - 18-MAR-11.
Horner, A.; (2010) In the shadow of the FitzGeralds? The development of Maynooth 1700-1900. [Invited Oral Presentation], Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses & Estates Conference on Carton and the FitzGeralds, Carton house, Maynooth, Co. Kildare , 29-AUG-10 - 29-AUG-10.
Arnold Horner with Richard Webb; (2010) Expressions of Edge City? Using Google Earth to explore land use along the M50. [N/A], Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI, Maynooth , 30-APR-10 - 02-MAY-10.
Arnold Horner; (2010) Agricultural Improvement and its landscape implications for County Meath c.1700. [N/A], Agricultural History Society of Ireland Summer Conference, Termonfeckin, County Louth , 18-JUN-10 - 20-JUN-10.
Horner, A.; (2009) Section 17 - Transport. [Invited Oral Presentation], Maps and texts - working with Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 22-MAY-09 - 22-MAY-09.
Arnold Horner; (2008) Time-space implications of rail infrastructure investment in Europe - with particular reference to Iberia. [Oral Presentation], 2008 Annual Meeting Association of American Geographers, Boston, Massachusetts , 15-APR-08 - 19-APR-08.
Arnold Horner; (2008) William Larkin and his mapping of County Meath. [Invited Lecture], Library Week Ireland Co. Meath meeting, Navan, Co. Meath , 06-MAR-08 - 06-MAR-08.
Arnold Horner; (2008) Idir mhuir agus tir - sean mhapai Chosta Uibh Rathaigh - some old maps of the Iveragh coast. [Invited Lecture], Eigse na Brideoige 2008, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry , 01-FEB-08 - 03-FEB-08.
Arnold Horner; (2007) West Connacht in the eyes of the bogs engineers. [Invited Lecture], Economic and Social History Society of Ireland annual conference 2007, Dublin , 16-NOV-07 - 18-NOV-07.
Arnold Horner; (2007) Teaching third-level Europe in the era of the EU: an inventory and prospect. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers 2007, Dublin , 11-MAY-07 - 13-MAY-07.
Arnold Horner; (2007) Foreshadowing cultural divides in Ireland: nineteenth century mappings of religion and language variations. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers 2007, Dublin , 11-MAY-07 - 13-MAY-07.


Committee : Editorial committee Irish Historic Towns Atlas (since 1981)
Committee : NCCA Course Committees on Geography


Employer: University of Dublin, Trinity College
Position: Research Assistant, Department of Geography
Employer: University of Liverpool
Position: Tutor in Geography
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Assistant Lecturer, department of Geography
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: College Lecturer
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Statutory/ Senior Lecturer


Year 1968 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: BA Subject:
Year 1975 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:



Outreach Activities

Geography subject adviser, Teaching Council (formerly Registration Council), since 1999
Liaison, on behalf of the NUI/CHUIG, with the State Examinations Commission in relation to the annual Leaving Certificate examinations in Geography. 

Journals Edited

Imago Mundi: Reviewer.
Irish Geography: Reviewer.
Irish Historical Studies: Reviewer.

Other Activities

Former member UCD Faculty of Arts Schools Liaison Committeee (1982-1987), UCD Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Structures Committee (1987-1992)

Former committee member, Geographical Society of Ireland (President 1986-88); Irish Branch Regional Studies Association; Group for Study of Irish Historic Settlement, National Committee for Geography

Formerly Reviews editor, Irish Geography (1979-2006)

Book reviews (various years)  in Irish Geography, Irish Historical Sudies, Irish Times, Geography, Progress in Geography, Geographical Journal, Annals of Regional Science, Imago Mundi, Journal of the Royal Anthrpological Society, etc. 



Horner, Arnold; (2011) Mapping Sligo in the early nineteenth century with an atlas of William Larkin's map of County Sligo 1819. Bray: Wordwell. Available Online [Details]
Arnold Horner; (2007) Mapping Meath in the early nineteenth century: with an atlas of William Larkin's map of County Meath 1812. Bray: Wordwell Books. [Details]
Arnold Horner; (2006) Mapping Offaly in the early nineteenth century: with an atlas of William Larkin's map of King's County 1809. Bray: Wordwell. [Details]
Arnold Horner; (2004) Wicklow & Dublin Mountains in 1812: Richard Griffith's Map for the Bogs Commissioners. Dublin: Glen Maps. [Details]
Arnold Horner; (2003) Kenmare River in 1812: Alexander Nimmo's Map for the Bogs Commissioners. Dublin: Glen Maps. [Details]
Arnold Horner; (2002) Iveragh in 1811: Alexander Nimmos' Map for the Bogs Commissioners, Map in facsimile. Dublin: Glen Maps. [Details]
Horner, A., Walsh, J.A. & Harrington, V.P.; (1987) Population in Ireland: a census atlas. Dublin: Department of Geography, University College Dublin. [Details]
Horner, A., Walsh J.A. & Williams, J.A.; (1984) Agriculture in Ireland: a census atlas. Dublin: Department of Geography, University College Dublin. [Details]
F.H.A, Aalen, E.A. Colhoun, D.A. Gillmor, A.A. Horner; (1970) County Kildare: A Geographical Background to Planning. Dublin: Department of Geography, Trinity College Dublin. [Details]

Book Chapters

Horner, Arnold and Loeber, Rolf (2015) 'The built environment of late seventeenth century County Meath - as seen through the eyes of the Trustees' surveyors of 1700' In: Crampsie, A, and Ludlow, F (eds). Meath: History and Society. Dublin: Geography Publications. , pp.245-282 [Details]
Horner, Arnold (2014) 'Creating a landscape: Carton and its setting' In: Patrick Cosgrove, Terence Dooley and Karol Mullaney-Dignam (eds). Aspects of Irish Aristocratic Life: Essays on the FitzGeralds and Carton House. Dublin: UCD Press. , pp.79-91 [Details]
Horner, Arnold (2014) 'Road-making and mapping in early nineteenth-century Cavan: the role of William Larkin' In: Cherry, Jomathan, and Scott, Brendan (eds). Cavan: History and Society. Dublin: Geography Publications. , pp.343-362 [Details]
Horner, Arnold (2014) 'Representing the physical and settlement topography of County Mayo in the early nineteenth century: the mapping and modelling of William Bald' In: Moran, Gerard, and O Muraile, Nollaig (eds). Mayo: History and Society. Dubllin: Geography Publications. , pp.361-391 [Details]
Horner, Arnold (2014) 'In the Shadow of the FitzGeralds: Maynooth c.1700 to c.1900' In: Patrick Cosgrove, Terence Dooley and Karol Mullaney-Dignam (eds). Aspects of Irish Aristocratic Life: Essays on the FitzGeralds and Carton House. Dublin: UCD Press. , pp.158-168 [Details]
Horner, Arnold (2013) 'Transport' In: H.B. Clarke and Sarah Gearty (eds). Maps & Texts: exploring the Irish Historic Towns Atlas. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. , pp.197-209 [Details]
Horner, Arnold (2012) 'Through the fractured lens of the Civil Survey - an appraisal of buildings across the mid-seventeenth century Dublin region' In: Patrick J. Duffy and William Nolan (eds). At the anvil: essays in honour of William J. Smyth. Dublin: Geography Publications. , pp.215-240 [Details]
Horner, Arnold; (2011) 'Wicklow Uplands, County Wicklow' In: F.H.A. Aalen, Kevin Whelan and Matthew Stout (eds). Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape Second Edition. Cork: Cork University Press. , pp.320-337 Available Online [Details]
Horner, A.; (2010) 'The contribution of Richard Lovell Edgeworth to the reports and maps of the Bogs Commissioners of 1809-14' In: Morris, M. and O'Ferrall, F (eds). Longford: History & Society. Dublin: Geography Publications. , pp.347-378 [Details]
Arnold Horner; (2010) 'What if - Alexander Nimmo had gone to China in 1816?' In: Mary Davies, Una McConville and Gabriel Cooney (eds). A Grand Gallimaufry collected in honour of Nick Maxwell. Dublin: Wordwell. , pp.275-278 [Details]
Arnold Horner; (2009) 'Iveragh and its coast in early maps' In: Sean Mac an tSithigh (eds). Sruth agus Saile: Aibhinte, Locha agus Farraige in Uibh Rathach. Baile Atha Cliath: Coisceim. , pp.55-78 [Details]
A. Horner; (2009) 'Alexander Nimmo and the mapping of Iveragh 1811-12 ' In: John Crowley and John Sheehan (eds). The Iveragh Peninsula - A cultural atlas of the Ring of Kerry. Cork: Cork University Press. , pp.184-199 [Details]
Horner, A.; (2006) 'Developing the Bogs of County Kildare: Reports to the Bogs Commissioners 1809-1814' In: W. Nolan & T. McGrath (eds) (eds). Kildare: History & Society. Dublin: Geography Publications. , pp.461-492 [Details]
Horner, A.; (2006) 'The fate of Feltrim Hill' In: Clíodhna Ní Anluain (eds). Sunday miscellany: a selection from 2004-2006. Dublin: New Ireland. , pp.108-109 [Details]
Horner, A.; (2004) 'Reinventing the city: the changing fortunes of places of worship in inner-city Dublin' In: H.B. Clarke, J. Prunty and M. Hennessy (eds). Surveying Ireland¿s Past: multidisciplinary essays in honour of Anngret Simms. Dublin: Geography Publications. , pp.665-688 [Details]
Horner, A.; (2004) 'Woodlands' In: James S. Donnelly (jnr) (eds). Encyclopaedia of Irish history and culture. Detroit, USA: Thomson Gale. , pp.766-769 [Details]
Arnold Horner; (2002) 'Anticipating the Shape of the Future Dublin city-regionWhat Development Land Sales Signal About the Urban Footprint in Coming Decades' In: F. Convery & J. Feehan (eds.) (eds). Achievement and challenge: Rio + 10 and Ireland. Dublin: UCD Environmental Institute. , pp.242-250 [Details]
Arnold Horner; (2001) 'Visualising Irish Regions: Changing Approaches 1950-2000' In: A Buttimer (ed.) (eds). Sustainable Landscapes and Lifeways: Scale and Appropriateness. Cork: Cork University Press. , pp.348-365 [Details]
Arnold Horner; (1999) 'Population dispersion and development in a changing city-region' In: J. Killen and A. MacLaran (eds.) (eds). Dublin: Contemporary trends and issues for the twenty-first century. Dublin: Geographical Society of Ireland. , pp.55-68 [Details]
Arnold Horner; (1998) 'Newspapers, Directories and Gazetteers as sources for urban study' In: W Nolan and A Simms (eds.) (eds). Irish Towns: A Guide to Sources. Dublin: Geography Publications. , pp.147-161 [Details]
Horner, A.; (1995) 'Maynooth' In: A. Simms, H.B.Clarke and R.Gillespie (eds). Irish Historic Towns Atlas. *: Dublin Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
Horner, A. ; (1995) 'Monasterevan' In: A.Simms and J.H.Andrews (eds). More Irish country towns. Cork: Mercier. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1994) 'Golf course development: dilemmas of activity tourism' In: P. Breathnach (eds). Irish tourism development. Dublin: Geographical Society of Ireland Special Publications No.9. , pp.87-101 [Details]
Horner, A.; (1994) 'Maynooth' In: A.Simms and J.H.Andrews (eds). Irish country towns. Cork: Mercier. , pp.59-70 [Details]
Horner, A. ; (1993) 'Dublin: change and response in the city-region' In: Horner, A. ; (eds). The European city and its region: how can the co-ordination of physical planning be achieved?. Dublin: Department of the Environment. , pp.61-74 [Details]
Horner, A.; (1992) 'From city to city-region - Dublin from the 1930s to the 1990s' In: F.H.A. Aalen and K. Whelan (eds). Dublin - City and County: from prehistory to present. Dublin: Geography Publications. , pp.327-358 [Details]
Horner, A. ; (1989) 'Maps in Geography' In: R.W. Alexander & D.A. Gillmor (eds). Geography in Education in the Republic of Ireland. Dublin: Geographical Society of Ireland Special Publication No. 4. , pp.52-62 [Details]
Horner, A.; (1988) 'The published writings of Professor T. Jones Hughes' In: W.J. Smyth & K. Whelan (eds). Common ground: essays on the historical geography of Ireland. Cork: Cork University Press. , pp.324-327 [Details]
Horner, A. ; (1987) 'Population and land use change: the Dublin region' In: Horner, J. & Parker, A.J (eds). Geographical perspectives on the Dublin region. Dublin: Geographical Society of Ireland Special Publication No. 2. , pp.70-81 [Details]
H.M. Wallis and A.H.Robinson (eds); (1987) '(Contributor)' In: H.M. Wallis and A.H.Robinson (eds). Cartographical innovations: an international handbook of mapping terms to 1900. Tring: Map Collector Publications. [Details]
Horner, A. ; (1986) 'Rural population change in Ireland' In: P. Breathnach & M.E. Cawley (eds). Change and development in rural Ireland. Dublin: Geographical Society of Ireland Special Publication No. 1. , pp.34-47 [Details]
Horner, A. ; (1985) 'The Dublin region, 1880-1982: an overview on its development and planning' In: M.J. Bannon (eds). The emergence of Irish Planning. Dublin: Turoe Press. , pp.21-75 [Details]
Horner, A.; (1984) 'Modern area studies' In: Horner, A.; (eds). Irish Geography. Dublin: Geographical Society of Ireland. , pp.264-279 [Details]
Horner, A.; (1976) 'Spot heights' In: H. Wallis (eds). Map making to 1800. London: International Cartographic Association. , pp.38-39 [Details]
F.H.A. Aalen, E.A. Colhoun, D.A. Gillmor, and A.A. Horner; (1970) 'The towns and villages of Co. Kildare Vol. 1, Section 4' In: F.H.A. Aalen, E.A. Colhoun, D.A. Gillmor, and A.A. Horner; (eds). County Kildare : A Geographical Background to Planning. Dublin: *. , pp.1-70 [Details]
by F.H.A. Aalen, E.A. Colhoun, D.A. Gillmor, and A.A. Horner.; (1970) 'Individual town surveys Vol. 2' In: by F.H.A. Aalen, E.A. Colhoun, D.A. Gillmor, and A.A. Horner.; (eds). County Kildare : A Geographical Background to Planning. Dublin: *. [Details]

Edited Books

Horner, A.A. & Parker, A.J (Ed.). (1987) Geographical Perspectives on the Dublin Region. Dublin: Geographical Society of Ireland Special Publication No. 2. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Horner, Arnold (2016) 'Obituary: Stu Daultrey 1947-2015'. Irish Geography, 49 (2):131-135. [DOI] [Details]
Horner, Arnold (2015) 'Obituary: Fred Aalen 1934-2015'. Irish Geography, 48 (2):103-113. [DOI] [Details]
Horner, Arnold (2014) 'Geographers and planning: some reflections'. Irish Geography, 47 (2):13-21. [Details]
Horner, A.; (2011) 'Representing cultural divides in Ireland: some nineteenth and early twentieth century mappings of variation in religion and language'. Irish Geography, 43 (3):233-247. [Details]
Arnold Horner; (2010) 'Re-knotting Ireland in late Celtic Tiger times - the enhanced terrestrial nodality of Dublin airport'. Irish Geography, 43 (1):23-34. [Details]
Horner, A; (2008) 'Well... what is Geography?'. Geographical Viewpoint, 36 :14-18. [Details]
Arnold Horner; (2007) 'Teaching Third-Level Europe in the Era of the EU: an inventory and prospect'. Geographical Viewpoint, 35 :22-28. [Details]
Arnold Horner; (2000) 'Changing Rail Travel Times and Time-Space Adjustments in Europe'. Geography, 85 :56-68. [Details]
Arnold Horner; (2000) 'Geographical Regions in Ireland - Reflections at the Millennium'. Irish Geography, 33 :134-165. [Details]
Arnold Horner; (1999) 'The Tiger Stirring: Aspects of Commuting in the Republic of Ireland 1981-1996'. Irish Geography, 32 (No. 2):99-111. [Details]
Arnold Horner; (1999) 'Missing Links: High Speed Trains and Shrinking Continents: Studying the Impact of Transport Infrastructure in Present-day Europe'. Geographical Viewpoint, 27 :9-16. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1994) 'Physical change and administrative response within the Dublin city-region during the twentieth century'. Acta University Carolinea, 29 :127-143. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1994) 'Sir Robert Kane's land classification maps - a mid-nineteenth century cartographic initiative'. Irish Geography, 27 :107-121. [Details]
Horner, A. ; (1993) 'Dublin's expanding golfscape'. Irish Geography, 26 :151-157. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1993) 'Dividing Ireland into geographical regions'. Geographical Viewpoint, 21 :5-24. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1991) 'New medium scale mapping of Ireland'. Geographical Viewpoint, 19 :5-17. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1991) 'Geographical aspects of airport and air route developments in Ireland'. Irish Geography, 24 :35-47. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1991) 'Geographical aspects of recent local government reform in the Dublin area'. Irish Geography, 24 :126-135. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1990) 'The transformation of eastern Europe'. Geographical Viewpoint, 18 :33-42. [Details]
Horner, A. ; (1990) 'Changes in population and in the extent of the built-up area in the Dublin City-Region 1936-1988'. Irish Geography, 23 :50-55. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1988) 'Developments in early morning public transport as an indicator of change in the Dublin city-region'. Irish Geography, 21 :45-47. [Details]
Horner, A. & Walsh, J.A.; (1984) 'Regional aspects of agricultural production in Ireland 1970-1980'. Irish Geography, 17 :95-101. [Details]
Horner, A., Walsh, J.A. & Williams, J.A.; (1983) 'New ways of mapping the census of agriculture'. Farm and Food, 14 :71-73. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1982) 'Potential population hinterlands and their regional variation in Ireland in 1971'. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 82C (2):33-58. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1980) 'Population distribution and the location of airports in Ireland'. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 80C :159-185. [Details]
Horner, A. & Daultrey, S.G.; (1980) 'Recent population changes in the Republic of Ireland'. Area, 12 :129-135. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1979) 'Change in the urban hinterland - a long-term perspective for Dublin'. Irish Geography, 12 :82-91. [Details]
Horner, A. & Taylor, A.; (1979) 'Grasping the nettle - locational strategies for Irish hospitals'. Administration, 27 :348-370. [Details]
Horner, A. & McDermott, D.; (1978) 'Aspects of rural renewal in western Connemara'. Irish Geography, 11 :176-179. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1978) 'Two eighteenth-century maps of Carlow town'. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 78C :115-126. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1977) 'Planning the Irish transport network: parallels in nineteenth and twentieth century proposals'. Irish Geography, 10 :44-58. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1974) 'Future population change in the Dublin region'. Irish Geography, 7 :120-126. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1974) 'Some examples of the representation of height data on Irish maps before 1750, including an early use of the spot-height method'. Irish Geography, 7 :68-80. [Details]

Other Journals

Horner, Arnold (2014) 'Agricultural transition in seventeenth-century County Meath' Aitreabh - Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement 18 :1-5. [Details]
Horner, Arnold (2018) 'Mary Latchford Kingsmill Jones 1877-1968' History Ireland 26 (2) :18-20. [Details]
Horner, Arnold (2018) 'Alexander Nimmo and the making of Knightstown on Valentia Island - a new village in the 1830s' The Kerry Magazine 28 :31-33. [Details]
Horner, Arnold (2017) 'Mapping Sliabh Luachra in the early 19th century' The Kerry Magazine 27 :23-25. [Details]
Horner, Arnold (2017) 'Retrieving the landscapes of eighteenth-century County Kildare: the 1755-60 estate maps of John Rocque' Archaeology Ireland 31 (2) :19-23. [Details]
Horner, Arnold (2016) 'A map of the Lord Lansdowne's Luggacurren estate in the eviction year of 1889' Laois Heritage Society Journal 8 :167-171. [Details]
Horner, Arnold (2016) 'Charting the cycle routes of County Kerry over 100 years ago - the Kerry road maps of R.J. Mecredy' The Kerry Magazine 26 :19-21. [Details]
Horner, Arnold (2015) 'Geographers and the study of rundale' Ulster Folklife 58 :13-21. [Details]
Horner, A. (2015) 'A map of Ballyfin demesne 200 years ago' History Ireland 23 (1) :22-25. [Details]
Horner, Arnold (2015) 'The Sunny Side of early 20th century Kerry' The Kerry Magazine 25 :20-25. [Details]
Horner, Arnold (2014) 'Records of the 'Victorian Internet' - cable charts showing South Kerry and the near Atlantic around 1900' The Kerry Magazine 24 :22-24. [Details]
Arnold HORNER (2014) 'Through the eyes of the Bogs engineers: insights to Connacht two hundred years ago' Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society 66 :70-87. [Details]
Horner, Arnold (2014) 'A map of the town of Mountrath two hundred years ago' Laois Heritage Society Journal 7 :1-20. [Details]
Horner, Arnold (2013) 'Dun Laoghaire's great harbour' History Ireland 21 (5) :24-27. [Details]
Horner, Arnold (2013) 'Three maps of Cahersiveen in the early 1840s' The Kerry Magazine 23 :18-20. [Details]
Horner, Arnold (2013) 'Sex, drink and scandal: the excesses of a parish clerk in 1750s Maynooth' Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society 20 (3) :344-350. [Details]
Horner, Arnold (2012) 'Reconstructing the seventeenth-century landscape of the Pale' History Ireland 20 (6) :18-22. [Details]
Horner, Arnold; (2012) 'William Larkin and the mapping of Kerry roads 200 years ago' The Kerry Magazine (22) :21-23. [Details]
Horner, A and Loeber, R.; (2011) 'Landscape in transition: descriptions of forfeited properties in Counties, Meath, Louth and Cavan in 1700' Analecta Hibernica 42 :59-179. [Details]
Horner,A.; (2011) 'Alexander Nimmo and his mapping in Kerry 200 years ago' The Kerry Magazine 21 :14-16. [Details]
Horner, A.; (2011) 'review of John Rocque's Dublin: A Guide to the Georgian City, (review no. 1022)' Reviews in History . Available Online [Details]
Arnold Horner; (2009) 'New light on the fate of Neville Bath's 1790s of southern Irish counties' Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society 114 :1-10. [Details]
Arnold Horner; (2008) 'Patrick Leahy's Maps of the Barony of Slieveardagh 1818 and of the Killenaule Coal District 1824' Tipperary Historical Journal :51-75. [Details]
Arnold Horner; (2007) 'Ireland's time-space revolution: improvents to pre-famine travel' History Ireland 15 (5) :22-27. [Details]
Horner, A.; (2006) 'John Rennies' documents relating to the planning of Dun Laoghaire harbour 1815-1816' Dublin Historical Record 59 (2) :182-200. [Details]
Horner, A.; (2005) 'A Note on the Fate of the 'factory' at Maynooth' County Kildare Archaeological Society 19 (3) :562-565. Available Online [Details]
Horner, A.; (2005) 'Future Tense' Baile . [Details]
Horner, A.; (2005) 'Maynooth' History Ireland 13 (5) . [Details]
Horner, A.; (2005) 'Napoleon's Irish legacy ' the Bogs Commissioners' History Ireland 13 (5) :24-28. Available Online [Details]
Horner, A.; (2005) 'Richard Griffith's Records of his Bog of Allen Surveys for the Bogs Commissioners' County Kildare Archaeological Society 19 (3) :474-490. Available Online [Details]
Horner, A.; (2005) 'John Murray and the building of the Dun Laoghaire Martello towers' The Irish Sword 24 :426-434. [Details]
Horner, A.; (2002) 'Tunnel visions for a future Europe' Baile :17-22. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1997) 'Thomas Emerson's Kildare Estate Surveys 1674-1697' County Kildare Archaeological Society 18 :397-427. [Details]
Arnold Horner; (1997) 'Ireland in 2027: A Musement' Baile :14-19. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1991) 'Lord Walter Fitzgerald's Ordnance Survey Maps of Kilkea and District' County Kildare Archaeological Society 17 :8-12. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1984) 'Geographical diffusion in Ireland: the example of credit unions 1958-1982' Mannheimer Geographische Arbeiten 17 :191-221. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1984) 'A mid-eighteenth century scheme for a Co. Kildare linen industry' County Kildare Archaeological Society 16 :317-327. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1976) 'Stability and change in the towns and villages west of Dublin' Irish Economic and Social History 3 :78-80. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1976) 'Mapping Ireland' An Cosantoir 36 :322-326. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1975) 'New maps of Co. Kildare interest in the National Library of Ireland' County Kildare Archaeological Society 15 :473-489. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1975) 'Carton, Co. Kildare, A case study of the making of an Irish demesne' Quarterly Bulletin of the Irish Georgian Society 18 :45-104. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1974) 'Land transactions and the making of Carton demesne' County Kildare Archaeological Society 15 :387-396. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1974) 'The mapping of Ireland' An Cosantoir 34 :363-366. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1971) 'Cartouches and vignettes on the Kildare estate maps of John Rocque' Quarterly Bulletin of the Irish Georgian Society 14 :57-76. [Details]
Horner, A.; (1969) 'The pre-famine population of some Kildare towns' County Kildare Archaeological Society 14 :444-451. [Details]

Conference Publications

Horner, A. & Andrews, J.H.; (1983) Programme and handbook Tenth International Conference on the History of Cartography [Details]
Horner, A, & Andrews, J.H. (eds.); (1983) Abstracts of papers Tenth International Conference on the History of Cartography [Details]
Horner, A.; (1981) The scope and limitations of the landlord contribution to changing the Irish landscape 1700-1850: a review of recent research Proceedings of the Ninth Permanent European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape, Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark, , pp.71-78 [Details]

Newspaper Articles

Horner, A.; (1982) Recent population change in Ireland. Newspaper Articles [Details]
Horner, A.; (1975) Repercussions of cancelling 1976 census of state. Newspaper Articles [Details]


Horner, A. & Walsh, J.A.; (1981) Agricultural machinery in the Republic of Ireland - a geographical survey. Reports [Details]

Electronic Publication

Horner, A.; (2006) The physical landscape. Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]

Book Reviews

Horner, A (2010) The Queen's Last Map-Maker: Richard Bartlett in Ireland, 1600-3. Book Reviews [Details]
Horner, A (2007) Civilizing Ireland: Ordnance survey 1824-1842, ethnography, cartography, translation. Book Reviews [Details]
Horner, A (2005) Maps and map-making in local history. Book Reviews [Details]


Research Interests

Summary: Geography of Ireland; cartography; history of cartographic ideas; history of cartography in Ireland; geography of Europe.

Preamble: Research is taken here as the generation of original material leading to publication. In my perception, it includes the interpretation, as well as the generation, of such material.

My research interests lie primarily within the general field of human geography and focus especially on the geography of Ireland and Europe. My current interests have centred particularly on the study of certain key series of maps depicting early nineteenth century Ireland (most notably maps of Irish counties, the maps drawn for the 'Bogs Commissioners' of 1809-1814 and the 250+ maps comp[iled about the same time for roads development). A particular focus has been the work of the county map maker, William Larkin. My study of his 1809 map of Offaly was published in 2006, while those on his 1812 map of Meath and on his 1819 map of Sligo appeared in 2007 and in 2011.  Other recent interests have included several ongoing projects on the Irish landscape and on the regional geography of Ireland. In 2005-6 I produced the web-site material for the feature on 'The physical landscape' that is part of the Library Council 'AskaboutIreland' web-site.  

Past work has included the production (with J.A. Walsh and others) of census atlases of (a) population and (b) agriculture in Ireland, studies of the application of location-allocation models to issues about the location of hospitals and airports in Ireland, reviews of the changing nature of Irish regions, two studies on the rapid expansion in the number of golf courses in Ireland, a series of studies on the changing nature of the Dublin city-region, and a resource study of Co. Kildare. My work in historical geography has included an exploration of the dynamics of demesne development (as evidenced at Carton, County Kildare), an in-depth study of Maynooth, County Kildare (published in the Royal Irish Academy Historic Towns Atlas), and several articles on the Irish records of John Rennie, the engineer who built Dun Laoghaire harbour. Other studies have focussed on woodlands, the development of the towns of Carlow and Monasterevan, the 'lost' maps of Sir Robert Kane, the surveyor Thomas Emerson, and the imagery of the cartographer John Rocque.

In relation to the geography of Europe, my main interest has been to produce articles for teachers interpreting some of the far-reaching changes of recent decades. These have included articles on the transformation of eastern Europe (a long-standing  interest), and on the implications of major infrastructural developments such as the Alpine tunnels.

Much of my research is as dependent on the availability of time as on the provision of funding. At various times, however, my research has been aided by welcome grants from the National Board of Science and Technology, the Heritage Council, the Irish Council for Historical and Social Sciences Research, and by various UCD funds.