TOWN is the result of a 2 year research project, carried out with the support of the Arts Council and OPW Kevin Kieran Award 2009-2011. Four case study towns were studied – New Ross, Longford, Bandon and Westport during the course of the research, which included a morphological study and contemporary analysis. A manifesto for towns is proposed along with 4 specific themes for action entitled Connect, Overlap, Exchange and Accommodate. The research was published with the support of the Heritage Council as Town: Origins, Morphology and Future in 2012. The work was also disseminated through a lecture series in rural towns.