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5 maps of Dublin that will give you a new perspective

You might never look at the capital the same way.

CARTOGRAPHER MUIRIS de Buitleír has assembled a series of alternative maps of Dublin, giving fresh insights into the geography of the capital.

They are published in his book A Portrait of Dublin in Maps. Here are five of the most striking:

1. Godlessness

This map shows the percentage of people in each area saying they are not religious – the darker, the greater.

For a full-size map, click here.

2. Human waste

This map shows where the major sewers and other drainage tunnels run under the streets of the capital.

For a full-size map, click here

3. Bedsit living

This map shows the percentage of the population living in single-room accommodation – the darker, the greater.

For a full-size map, click here

4. Middle classes

This map shows the middle classes as a percentage of the population – the darker the area, the greater the proportion of middle-class residents.

For a full-size map, click here

5. Crime

This map shows the number of crime events per square kilometre in different districts – the darker, the greater.

For a full-size map, click here

A Portrait of Dublin in Maps is published by Gill & MacMillan. To find out more or to buy the book, click here.

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