Patterns of Distribution in towns. Key Ideas Towns and other nucleated settlements are distributed throughout the country in different patterns. There are many reasons for this. Can you think of some???
Today we are going to look at the historical and social factors of the distribution of towns.
Historic factors:Vikings towns: Great sea traders Settled along the east and south coasts of Ireland Many of these early settlements developed into towns They now form a linear pattern along or near the coast
Irelands chief Viking townsQuestions on Page 222
Historic factors:Norman towns: In the East and South On fertile land Near rivers Defensive sites
Social factorsThe primacy of Dublin: Dublin is Irelands primate city. (Does anyone know what this means?) Dominates political and economic life.Dublin has affected the distribution of settlement in 2 ways: Some towns have developed in a cluster (nucleated pattern) around Dublin Some towns developed on the roads to Dublin in a ____________ pattern. (Can someone fill in the type?)