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Ingenious Ireland – Walks, talks & guided tours


Mary Mulvihill (1956-2015)  


Due to the untimely passing of Mary Mulvihill, the founder of Ingenious Ireland, we can no longer offer personally guided walking tours or consultancy services. Our audio tours,  guided walking trails and books can still be downloaded from this site. You can read about the life and achievements of Mary in Wikipedia, in the Irish Times and in the Huffington Post. There is also a Remembering Mary Mulvihill facebook page.

Mary Mulvihill Memorial Award

A group of friends and family have set up a Mary Mulvihill Memorial Award open to undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in an Irish higher education institution. Click for details of how to apply for the Mary Mulvihill Award.


Winners of First Mary Mulvihill Memorial Award Announced

The winners of first Mary Mulvihill Memorial Awards were announced on the 18th May in an award ceremony held in the National Library in Dublin.   Details of the ceremony can be found on the  Remembering Mary Mulvihill facebook page.

The award worth €2000 was won by an MSc student in world heritage conservation at University College Dublin, Irene Fogarty – who also works as an audience researcher with The Irish Times – for her essay Indigenous Women and Science Knowledge.  Irene has very generously offered to donate half of her prize to UN Fund for Gender Equality, in Mary’s memory.

Runners-up in this year’s competition, each of whom received a €200 book token, were Adeleh Mohammadi, a civil engineering PhD student at the National University of Ireland Galway for her essay Appreciating the Past, Living the Present to the full, and Creating the Future, and Anne Burke, who is studying for an MSc in science communication at Dublin City University for her essay (Some) women are tired … .

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    Hill of Tara
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Mary Mulvihill introduces our Dublin tours

Discover great Irish inventions and ideas that changed the world, with our Dublin science walking tours, talks and books.  We also do science communications coaching, science editing, and media training, especially for scientists.

Great guided tours and trails

Our quirky Ingenious Dublin tours will make you go Wow!  You can also enjoy our Dublin science tours any time, with our ingenious app and audio tours.  Simply download to your phone or player, and you can take a great tour whenever you want! For a family outing, add one of our  science activity trails — they are free to download. Looking for something different for your party, conference or group? We offer private and bespoke tours for groups, and TY school classes.

Tailor-made tours — conferences a speciality

Ingenious Ireland guided tour of Dublin

Want to know more about Irish inventions and discoveries?  Ask about our illustrated talks and guided science tours of Dublin. We can customise the stories for you and your group.

Telling your story

Are you preparing for an upcoming talk, or media interview?  Do you want publicity for your work, your business or an event?  We can help you to tell your story,  with communications coaching, training  and advice.   We offer media training workshops, and one-to-one coaching, drawing on over 20 years experience telling complex stories to the general public through a range of media.  Our training events for press releases and media interviews are here.  Contact us to find out how we can help you.   Whatever your need, we can help.

Audio guides

We have made audio guides for major heritage attractions and for small local history trails, and have successfully won grants from national heritage agencies. An audio guide is a very cost-effective and convenient way to enhance your visitors experience, providing an expert and lively tour that is easy to maintain.  Contact us to find out more about the benefits and advantages of an audio guide for your site.

A selection of our Audio Guides

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