Category Health Geography

Emotional Mapping at the Iveragh Learning Landscapes Workshop, October 2017

Introduction In the spring of 2017, I  was fortunate enough to be invited to attend and give a workshop, at the Second Iveragh Learning Landscapes Workshop, organised and run by Lucy Hunt from the Sea Synergy Centre in Waterville, County Kerry. The event took place from October 6th to 8th and involved a wide range […]

Landscape of Angers and the River Loire

Maynooth Health Geographers on the Global Stage, Angers July 2017

From the 5th to the 9th of July 2017 the XVIIIth version of the International Symposium in Medical/Health Geography was held at the University of Angers in France, along the banks of the River Loire (Figure 1). This bi-annual conference brings together around 200 of the world’s leading medical/health geographers and in keeping with the […]

Maynooth at the Conference of Irish Geographers

If you are based in Maynooth, you may notice that many of us are absent on Thursday and Friday this week. We are at the annual Conference of Irish Geographers, hosted by our colleagues at University College Cork. And, so that we can all organise our time and support colleagues and friends, I have made […]

A Pin on the Map: Identifying Healthy Places at Maynooth University

  Walking down a path lined with greens and browns of trees and leaves; sitting in a comfy seat, snug and cozy in our space; or sitting in a crowded room feeling uncomfortable, distracted, or alone. These experiences and others revolve around the feelings of places–how we come to love some places, feel an attachment […]

Maser’s ‘Repeal the 8th’ mural: Street art, abortion access and the battle over public space in Ireland

After the removal of Irish street artist Maser’s ‘Repeal the 8th’ mural from Temple bar this week, Lorna O’Hara – an IRC-funded PhD student in the Department of Geography at Maynooth University – reflects on the battle over public space that has characterised the debate over abortion access in Ireland in recent years. While the […]

Homophobia and HIV vulnerability

This topic was discussed by Gerry Kearns and Andrew Tucker on Newstalk.ie, starting at 18:00 in this podcast. Also an opinion piece by Gerry Kearns, here. Research in Cape Town, South Africa, by Andrew Tucker and colleagues shows that HIV prevention is imperiled by homophobia.[i] Men who have sex with men were asked if they […]

Drains of Paris … and tales from underground

Paris – a city of civilisation, food and wine,  the Folies Bergère, Arc de Triomphe, Musée du Louvre and Mona Lisa, the Avenue des Champs–Élysées, not to mention the bridges of Paris down by the Seine – a wealth of cultural experiences in an urban landscape. A lot of interesting urban geography is subterranean however. […]