The map section below comes from the publication Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland by P.W. Joyce and A.M Sullivan and was published in 1900. The original map is for county Kilkenny, hence the lack of colour and place names to the right hand side, as this is county Carlow. The publication is described as “A Comprehensive Delineation of the Thirty-two Counties, with a Beautifully Colored Map of Each, arranged Alphabetically, showing over 11,000 Cities, Towns, Villages, and Places of Public Interest.”
The map names well known antiquities of the area such as Shankill Castle and Paulstown Castle. The proximity of the railway line to the village can be seen along with the nearby Monefelim river, a tributary of the Barrow.
 Joyce, P. W., and A. M. Sullivan. Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland. New York: Murphy & McCarthy, 1900. Print.