Category Ireland

New RTE Brainstorm article by Maynooth geographer

Head over to RTE’s Brainstorm pages and check out a new article written by our colleague Dr. Lisa Orme. In addition to teaching across the Geography curriculum, Lisa is part of the Irish Climate Research and Analysis Unit (ICARUS) and works on palaeoclimatology. Her research uses sedimentary archives to develop reconstructions of past storminess and […]

Active Witnessing: Learning from the Asylum Archive

This essay by Karen E. Till is the second in a series of posts written by allies of MASI, the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland. MASI will be hosting their first national conference, ‘Towards a More Human Asylum Process‘ in Liberty Hall 5 October 2019. This essay is reprinted, with permission of author, from: […]

On Asylum Archive

This post by Anne Mulhall is the first in a series written by allies of MASI, the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland, who will be hosting their first national conference, ‘Towards a More Human Asylum Process; (https://www.facebook.com/events/2207316606062087/) in Liberty Hall 5 October 2019. This essay is reprinted, with permission of author, from: Vukasin Nedelkovij, […]

Thinking geographically about Joyce’s ‘An Encounter’

Published in 1914, ‘An Encounter’ is a short story in Joyce’s Dubliners. An unnamed narrator remembers a day from his past when he and two young school friends long for freedom and escape; they “hunger for wild sensations,” driven by tales of the Wild West, cowboys and Indians. They make a plan to mitch from […]

Great Irish Times Op-Ed by new Maynooth geographer

An important article written by Dr. Patrick Bresnihan, newly appointed to the department, and Patrick Brodie, PhD candidate in Concordia University, Montreal, was published in last week’s Irish Times. The article describes how the environmental & infrastructural footprint of Ireland’s data centres is enabled by state planning and the investment and tax system. Tech companies […]

New post on understanding Cherrywood

Michael Murphy, a PhD candidate here in the Dept of Geography, has published an excellent blog post on our BFF blog, Ireland After Nama. The post discusses some of the developments emerging in Cherrywood, in the south of Dublin. Cherrywood is one of the largest urban development projects in Ireland; an ambitious project raising numerous questions […]

The Celtic Voyager, a reseearch vessel, at dock

Celtic Voyager, 5 days in the life…

A day in the life on the Celtic Voyager is not something you can describe. Changing weather requires highly adaptable plans. This is something that has been considered carefully by Dr. Kieran Craven of Maynooth University, chief scientist of the MARA 2 Project, currently underway on the Malin Shelf. The MARA 2 project uses existing […]