FACT BOX – During the surveying of Ireland, Marquis Wellesley was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He wrote to his brother, the Duke of Wellington who was Prime Minister, asking that no Irish surveyors be employed on the project. He agreed.
FACT BOX – Cess was a form of local tax. There was a lot of unhappiness with the taxing of lands. This was one of the reasons why the new map was made.
‘Bad cess to you’ an old Irish curse. It was even used by Tomás MacCurtain in a letter