#PublicLectures – The Irish Sea: History, Culture & Environment is the title for a two-day (19-20 Sept) symposium as previously reported is to be hosted by the Maritime Institute in their premises of the National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Dun Laoghaire.
At this stage we can update by adding a website for the symposium (click HERE), giving further details, list of guest speakers and topics covering the sciences, humanities and maritime heritage. They ask the question "What does the Irish Sea contribute to the lives of the people who inhabit its shores?"
In addition to the NMMI hosting the event, organisers include the Earth Institute and Humanities Institute both from University College Dublin and the Atlantic Archipelagos Research Consortium.
A free public lecture in the Maritime Museum on 'The Nature of the Irish Sea Coast' will be held on Friday (19 Sept) at 7 pm by environmental consultant Richard Nairn.
In advance of that lecture the museum will also be open to the public free of charge from 5 pm until 6:30 pm as part of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council's Cultural Night celebrations.
Entry on Saturday (20 Sept) will cost €10 for the day, payable on registration at the museum. There will also be an optional €30 dinner for participants in the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire on Saturday night payable at registration.
To register attendence of the symposium,click again for their website HERE
For further information including that about the NMMI visit: www.mariner.ie