From the unpublished household returns of the 1901 census, accessed online via the website of the National Archive, we learn that the residents of houses 4-10 Emerald Street, came from a range of counties including Dublin, Meath, Tipperary, Wicklow, Waterford, Mayo and Antrim , with one house, number 6, having inhabitants drawn from England. The […]

“The Area: A Dublin Dance Map” is a 25 minute film (Ireland 2013) in which the Macushla Dance Club for the over 50s work with professional dance artist Ríonach Ní Neill and filmmaker Joe Lee to reclaim a section of Dublin city though dance and the sharing of their life stories. I was privileged to […]

  At the T-junction on Barrow Street, or as the locals call it “Google Street”; looking down the road to the right, we see the old and the new emerging Dublin. Google’s 67-metre tall building of steel and shiny glass, (I have to admit here the magpie in me loves the shiny steel and glass […]

“The reality that I had known no longer existed. The places that we have known now belong only to the little world of space on which we map them for our own convenience. None of them was every more than a thin slice, held between the contigious impressions that composed our life at that time; […]

Congratulations to Mark Boyle: the Markfest, 9 October 2017, 2-5pm, Rocque Laboratory, Rhetoric House, Maynooth University In August 2007, Mark Boyle came to the Department of Geography at Maynooth University and now after a glorious decade he leaves us this coming January for a new post as Director of the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy […]

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 […]

Anne Buttimer made a major contribution to academic Geography. An obituary in the Irish Times correctly remarks upon her internationalism, her work across several languages, her interdisciplinary ambition, and her work for many geographical institutions. I knew her only slightly but was one of many to have been gifted her hospitality and I also enjoyed […]