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February Online Coffee Morning: North Bull Island

February 3, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join our cross-coastal coffee mornings for informal conversation about heritage and creative themes across the port towns. The February coffee morning will take place on Thursday February 3 at 11am.

We’ll have Tomas Buitendijk of the Ecostructure project to speak about the Dublin North Bull Wall and the island that formed as a result of its construction.

Tomas will use the example of the accidental creation of North Bull Island in the early 1800s to discuss what “working with nature” really means: giving up control in the pursuit of human and environmental benefit. In this particular case wind, water, and sediment deposits together created a space of significant cultural and ecological value, with only limited human involvement. He will also address how this example can be used as an evidence base for the use of Nature Based Solutions in other contexts, such as the work done in the Ecostructure project.

Tomas is a postdoctoral researcher in UCD’s School of Biology and Environmental Science. Joining details below for Thursday February 3 at 11am. We’d love to have you there.

Please email aoife.dowling@ucc.ie for a Zoom link.



February 3, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Ports, Past and Present is a project led by University College Cork in partnership with Aberystwyth University, the University of Wales Trinity St David and Wexford County Council examining the cultural heritage of the ports in the Irish sea basin. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation programme.

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