Heritage Week is upon us again and the Deep Maps team will be participating in a range of events over the coming days, that will cater to all ages!
Ellen Hutchins Festival
As part of the Ellen Hutchins Festival which runs in tandem with National Heritage Week events, our Deep Maps research assistant, Breda Moriarty will be talking about Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures on Monday 21st August. In this talk Breda will explore human responses to marine resources, using literary, archaeological and visual sources from Bantry Bay. This talk will take place at 8pm in the Park Hotel, Glengarriff. Be sure to check out the full programme of events which includes tours, botanical art demonstrations and seaweed specimen identification on Whiddy Island!
Deep Maps Exhibition Guided Tour
If you have not had a chance to visit our Deep Maps exhibition currently on display in the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, be sure to attend our guided tour on Wednesday, 23rd August! This exhibition focuses on the deep mapping of the West Cork coastline from Timoleague to Bantry Bay. Taking visitors on a journey from traditional cartography through objects of cultural value and scientific inquiry, it seeks to enrich our knowledge of the diverse ways in which culture connects us with our marine environment.
Touch Tanks at Lough Hyne
Deep Maps will be attending the annual ‘Touch Tanks at Lough Hyne’ event held in conjunction with Skibbereen Heritage Centre and U.C.C. School of Biological, Environmental and Earth Sciences. This event will take place from 11:30-1:00pm, and will give participants an opportunity to interact with, and learn about the range of marine creatures at the Lough. For more information visit the Heritage Week website or contact Skibbereen Heritage Centre. Be sure to join us on Twitter and Instagram this Thursday as we revisit our time at the Touch Tanks event last year!