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Online Talk: Dublin Bay Biosphere: Past and Present, Biodiversity and Heritage

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dublin Bay consists of seals and stories, culture and cuisine, birdlife and building projects, and mudflats and migration. In this talk, Dr James Louis Smith of the Ports, Past and Present project will explore some of the unexpected interconnected stories that bring the past to life while tying city to Bay, history to biosphere and past to present. As the ferry enters or exits the Irish Sea on its journey to or from Holyhead in Wales, it passes through a designated 300km² UNESCO biosphere containing a population of 300,000 adjacent to a busy port and national capitol city. In its story-gathering work in the region, Ports, Past and Present has captured a cluster of these centuries-old intertwinings.

N.B. This event takes place online – do not travel to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum for this event. A link will be emailed out to you on Friday 12th August 2022. If you have not received this link by Saturday 13th August, please contact us.

This is just one of the events being held throughout Heritage Week in Dublin, including an exhibition in the Liffey Corner Room and an exhibition launch on Tuesday 16 August.

See information and sign-up details for all events here: https://epicchq.com/event/dublin-ports-festival/.

With thanks to EPIC Museum for their kind support.

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Funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Co-operation Programme


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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