Irish Geography 2022-05-27T01:26:33+00:00 Dr. Gerald Mills Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Irish Geography</strong> is published by the Geographical Society of Ireland and welcomes contributions across the broad spectrum of the discipline.</p> <p><strong>Aims and scope</strong></p> <p>Irish Geography is the leading peer-reviewed international journal on the geography of Ireland and has been published since 1944. An early editorial decision was to concentrate on the geography of Ireland and this has been maintained ever since. More recently, to reflect the changing context and increased importance of globalization and migration to Ireland, an editorial decision was made to extend the scope of the journal to include contributions on the Irish diaspora and overseas networks. In addition to research articles, the journal publishes shorter commentaries, topical reviews, theoretical discussions and book reviews. We encourage contributions within the scope of the journal from those working in a range of disciplines, encourage work by early career researchers and consider comparative papers with a significant Irish component.</p> Transitional Justice and the Politics of Inscription. Memory, Space and Narrative in Northern Ireland 2022-05-27T01:10:26+00:00 Adriana Valderrama Lopez 2022-05-27T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Irish Geography The In-Between Spaces of Asylum and Migration: A Participatory Visual Approach. 2022-05-27T01:18:28+00:00 Malene H. Jacobsen 2022-05-27T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Irish Geography Mapping Community Perceptions in Ports through Public Participatory Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS): A Case Study in Cork Harbour, Ireland 2022-05-27T00:23:02+00:00 Karen Ray Soli Fani Levi Paul Holloway <p align="justify">Public Participatory Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS) is a tool that identifies and maps community perceptions through participatory mapping activities to help enrich community empowerment and engagement in public processes. Ports play a significant socioeconomic role at local, national, and international scales, but their inclusion in PPGIS has been relatively understudied compared to other planning sectors. The aims of this study were to explore community perceptions through a mixedmethods PPGIS approach, expose PPGIS as a tool to explore novel spatial patterns in these perceptions, and highlight the potential of PPGIS to enhance understandings of the relationship between communities and port-related changes. The research<br>uncovered four spatial patterns in community perceptions: 1) a link between effects on recreation, public health and the environment, 2) a harbour with a diversely connected west side and an isolated east side, 3) recreational value and a sense of place as the most common place values, and recreational, historic, and religious values as the most common meaningful place values and 4) widespread negative sentiments towards the Port of Cork and a disengaged planning process. These patterns had several theoretical implications and produced the following practical recommendations for port and planning authorities: creating tailored community engagement approaches for affected port communities; promoting links between communities; and adopting a PPGIS approach to community engagement at earlier stages in the planning process.</p> 2022-05-27T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Irish Geography The origins and development of an Ulster Plantation town: Belturbet, County Cavan, 1610–1714 2022-05-27T00:46:44+00:00 Brendan Scott <p align="justify">Since the twelfth century, Belturbet, County Cavan, has been the location of some form of settlement, largely due to its location at a fording point on the River Erne. But it was not until the early seventeenth century, when, under the aegis of the Ulster Plantation, Stephen Butler, an English undertaker, settled and developed the town as we know it today. This essay investigates the origins of the town, and also how it developed along the classic Ulster Plantation lines, up the disasters of the 1640s. Also examined here is the building work which took place during the period under consideration, along with the contributions made to this town development, both by the corporation and the people there.</p> 2022-05-27T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Professor Antony (Tony) R. Orme, 1936-2020 2022-05-27T01:26:33+00:00 Robin Alan Butlin 2022-05-27T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Irish Geography