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Symposium Lecture: First Irishwomen to Traverse Canadian North-West Passage

23rd September 2015
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#Women&TheSea - Almost a month ago Afloat reported on the forthcoming Women and the Sea Symposium which is a ticketed event held this week on the Friday 25th and Saturday 26th September.

In advance of the lecture (see more details below) registration for both days of the Symposium takes place at 3.30pm on the Friday in the National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Dun Laoghaire.

This fine venue in Dun Laoghaire will be host to the first ever Women and the Sea Symposium which aims to promote greater awareness and understanding of the important roles that, women have played, and continue to play, in marine and maritime culture, science, and industry.

As for the free public lecture, the topic is on the first two Irishwomen to traverse the Canadian Arctic's North-West Passage. The lecture chaired by Lorna Siggins of The Irish Times, is to take place on the Friday night at 7pm and be also held in the maritime museum.

Women and the Sea, is a joint venture between University College Dublin and the National Maritime Museum of Ireland. The symposium is to bring together researchers from the humanities, sciences, industry and heritage sectors, and welcomes participation from all interested individuals and groups.

For details to the event costing €15 and registration visit the symposium's website http://womenandthesea.com/registration/

Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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