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Financial Support

Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures project was made possible by the Irish Research Council‘s New Horizons grant.  We gratefully acknowledge their support of our research.



Advisory Board

The Deep Maps research team would also like to thank our Advisory Board for their support and feedback throughout our project:

Dr Richard Butler (University of Leicester)
Prof. David Dickson (Trinity College Dublin)
Theo Dorgan (Writer and Broadcaster)
Prof. Penny Fielding (Writing the North &  Edinburgh University)
Mr Jeremy Gault (University College Cork)
Dr Kieran Hickey (University College Cork)
Ms Terri Kearney (Skibbereen Heritage Centre)
Mr Peter Murray (Crawford Art Gallery, Cork)
Mr Declan O’ Donnell (National Parks and Wildlife Service)
Dr Finola O Kane (University College Dublin)
Prof. Padraig Ó Macháin (University College Cork)
Dr Ruth Ramsay (University College Cork)
Mr Tom Somerville (Drishane House, Castletownshend)

Particular thanks go to:

Dr Richard Butler, University of Leicester, for conducting a field trip to Bantry for the team.
Dr Kieran Hickey, School of Geography, UCC, for his contribution on climate change.
Ms Terri Kearney for conducting field trips to Lough Hyne.
Mr Tom Somerville for arranging a trip to Castletownshend.

University Support

We are also grateful for the support of the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, UCC; the School of English, UCC; the School of Geography, UCC; the Lewis Glucksman Gallery; and the Office of the Vice-President for Teaching and Learning, UCC.

Particular thanks to Fiona Kearney, Director of the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, and her team for their support in organising the Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures art exhibition, curated by Dr Michael Waldron.

Local Community

We would like to thank the students and teachers at Coomhola National School, Bantry; Rath National School, Baltimore; and the Educate Together National School, Cork City for participating in artwork, storytelling and surveys.

We would also like to thank all those who participated in workshops, interviews and surveys that were conducted throughout West Cork.


Thank you to everyone who contributed their photographs to the project, in particular: Sam Bayley, Martha Gosch, Damien Haberlin, and Dr Enrico Pirotta.

We would like to thank Sir Patrick Coghill for very kindly allowing us to include digital copies of images from the Sir Joscelyn Coghill collection, National Photographic Archive, Dublin, in the digital map and website.

We would like to thank the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences for giving permissions to reproduce historical images from their Lough Hyne Photographic Archive. This archive was meticulously organised by Terri Kearney for the publication of her 2011, book. ‘Lough Hyne: the Marine Researchers – in Pictures .’

Institutional Support

We would like to thank the following institutions for their kind permission to use images from their collections:

British Library
Cork City Libraries
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
The Higgins Art Gallery and Museum, Bedford
National Library of Ireland
National Photographic Archive
Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Penzance
Royal Irish Academy
University College Cork Special Collections
Widener Library, Harvard University (in particular Fred Burchsted, Research Librarian, for his help in scanning images for us)


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