Heritage Day: The Big Bang
Drogheda Museum Millmount
Drogheda Museum Millmount, Millmount Complex, Drogheda, Co. Louth
27 August, 2pm - 5pm
Exploring human responses to marine resources through literary, historical, archaeological & visual sources, using specific examples from Bantry Bay. Presentation by Breda Moriarty (Deep Maps Project)
The aim of the Irish Research Council funded Deep Maps Project is to investigate the biological, cultural & historical context of the SW coast of Ireland, 1700-1920. The focus is on the rich maritime environment from Clonakilty to the tip of Beara, as it is shaped by sea & land and as it is imagined within 18th & 19th century cultural artifacts (including folklore, historical writing, literature & visual arts). Breda Moriarty is a full-time research assistant on the Deep Maps Project in UCC.