Category MA in Geography

RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF A DUBLIN NEIGHBOURHOOD. LOWER SHERIFF STREET, 2. Demography and Economy 1911

Introduction This is the second of a series of three blogs about doing research with Masters students on the social geography of the Lower Sheriff Street area within Dublin. The first of the blogs was on the use of maps to study urban topography. This blog is about the use of historical sources to reconstruct […]

Researching the History of a Dublin Neighbourhood. Lower Sheriff Street, 1. Topography

Introduction This is the first of a series of blogs about researching a Dublin neighbourhood, Lower Sheriff Street. This area is one in which several of the classes of the Maynooth MA in Geography are currently working. Field work and participatory research (see this blog by Louise Sarsfield Collins, one of our graduate students) are central […]

A Playful City

As part of the MA in Geography last year, we studied the historical development of the Sheriff Street area. This area has been the subject of many documentaries and there has been a focus upon children in some of these, as in this RTÉ programme from 1970 In this 1976 documentary from RTÉ about the […]

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 […]

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT RESEARCH – A STUDENT’S PERSPECTIVE

Signing up for a participatory methods class can be a little daunting, but is also a wonderful learning experience. In this post, Louise Sarsfield Collins – an Irish Research Council funded PhD Candidate in the Department of Geography at Maynooth University – reflects on her experiences working on a public engagement research project with other […]

Using the Dail Debates resource

This is a short post. Just to say this: all researchers interested in Ireland, whether students or lecturers, can gain a lot by exploring the ‘Dáil Debates’ resource available here. It’s one of the ‘electronic’ resources, available quickly and for free, that we are all becoming more accustomed to using over the last few years. […]

Reflecting on ‘Casting Territory’ by Martina O’Brien and the Dodder Anglers – The art in and of everyday life and place

Note: In February 2015, our MA Geography students attended a special workshop: a walk along the River Dodder with the Dodder Anglers, artist Martina O’Brien, and CREATE. The following blog post by Aoife Kavanagh follows up on an earlier post by Karen Till, which introduced readers to the exhibition Casting Territory created by the artist […]