Tag Archives: Patrick Duffy

Monaghan: History and Society

On Monday 19 June, 2017 at 7pm in St. Macartan’s College, Monaghan, our former colleague Patrick J. Duffy will launch his latest edited book, titled ‘Monaghan History and Society‘ (Series Editor: William Nolan. Assistant Editor: Éamonn Ó Ciardha). The book is published by Geography Publications and will be available at the launch for a special sale […]

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. […]

A Parable of the Passenger Pigeon

Recently (4th Oct) in referring to a WWF report on the dramatic collapse in the numbers of our fellow creatures on earth, an Irish Times editorial talked about biodiversity loss and our consumerist culture: ‘the human family appears intent on spending down its natural resources to the last fish and the last tree’. Plus ça […]

What’s in a name? What’s in the landscape?

The Irish landscape is full of unrecorded placenames, part of a hidden local placelore which is being slowly recovered in many parts of the country.  The Field Names of County Meath, published last year, is an example of such a voluntary community project. The work of Tim Robinson is an outstanding example of one man’s […]