Heritage Council Pocast Series

Heritage Council Pocast Series

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These podcasts will also put into context how this sense of heritage is all part of our collective experience, and why so much of what went before, still resonates in the present.


Episode 3- ‘A Penny Goes A Long Way: The Changing Face of Irish Coinage’

On today’s podcast, Michael E. Kenny, chairman of the Numismatic Society of Ireland, and Michael Kenny, a retired museum curator, whose working life included twenty years at the National Museum, chart the long and varied story of money and coinage in Ireland.

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Episode 2- "Busy as a Bee - The Battle To Protect Our Pollinators"

Whether you own a flower box, or run a farm, you can play your part in protecting our bees. Currently one-third of our 98 wild bee species are threatened with extinction. In today’s podcast, project-manager Úna FitzPatrick, a Senior Ecologist in the National Biodiversity Data Centre, explains the background to what is a landmark development. We also chat to Lorcan Scott, Wildlife Officer with The Heritage Council and John Fogarty, a dairy farmer, from Tipperary.

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Episode 1- International day of women and girls in science

In this episode – to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science – we’re speaking with Huge Tinney, whose mother Sheila was the first Irish woman to earn a PhD in mathematical science.

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Episode 1: International day of women and girls in science

Episode 1: International day of women and girls in science

Welcome to the Heritage Council’s first podcast of the new year. In this episode – to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science – we’re speaking with Huge Tinney, whose mother Sheila was the first Irish woman to earn a PhD in mathematical science. She was also among the first four women admitted to the Royal Irish Academy. We also talk to Dr Eucharia Meehan, chief executive and registrar of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS). Dr Meehan charts the history and heritage of science in Ireland and its legacy for contemporary living. The travel back in time as reflected in this podcast highlights some remarkable change when considering times past with the present. The story of Sheila Tinney – a pioneer in her chosen field – brings us back to segments of our heritage which have evolved unimaginably over the decades

Dr Sheila Tinney, the first-ever Irish woman to earn a PhD in Mathematical Science

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