Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Role of Edenderry, Co. Offaly in the Informational Economy of Ireland

[This is a guest post from one of our Third Year Single Hons students. The post is about the student’s final year thesis topic.] Third year: Thesis Time. A daunting prospect to say the least. However, this is the one element of the Degree structure that allows a student to experience independent research and the […]

Meet the department: Neasa Hogan

[In a new series of blog posts, staff members answer a range of questions, just with a view to letting you know who they are. First up, one of our administrators, Neasa Hogan] What do you most enjoy doing in the dept? Getting to know the students as they progress through the Department. What book […]

Jim Walsh on the achievements of Geography at Maynooth

Anniversary Essays – Forty Years of Geography at Maynooth, 2 volumes Remarks by Professor Jim Walsh, Vice President for Strategy and Quality and former Head of Geography Department (1995-2005) at launch of Anniversary Essays and closure of anniversary celebrations, Friday 7 December 2012. Several months ago Alistair invited me to nominate some papers that might […]

A geography Christmas no. 1 by Ultan Sherry?

Ultan Sherry, a Geography and Media Studies student here in Maynooth, has shocked the music world with his wonderful Christmas song, Let the snowflakes fall, which you can listen to and watch below: In addition to this fantastic song and video, which has led to massive online sales (with proceeds going to Autism Ireland) and […]

Recently completed PhD: Elaine Burroughs

We are delighted to note that Elaine Burroughs has just completed her PhD here in Geography. He dissertation was titled ‘Irish institutional disocurses of illegal immigration: a Critical Discourse Analysis approach’ . Below is a summary of her work: The dissertation examines illegal immigration in the Irish context. The principal aim is to investigate how […]