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1:15pm-1.45pm, 06 October 2023, Adults

Online Talk: Helga’s role in Irish Natural History - Ireland’s First Scientific Vessel

Free

Join National Museum of Ireland - Natural History Zoology Curator, Dr Amy Geraghty, for an online talk exploring the role of Ireland’s first scientific vessel in Irish natural history.

Booking: Click here to book a place on Eventbrite for the live broadcast of this talk and Q&A. 

The first purpose built Irish scientific vessel was the famous ship, The Helga II. It was later named MuirchĂș and is better known for its involvement in the 1916 Easter Rising and other historical events. This talk will explore the ship’s less well-known role in Irish scientific research. This role would also lead to the collection and donation of specimens to the Museum which will be the focus of this talk.

This is a closed YouTube live event with a pre-recorded talk and a live Q&A. Please note the entire event will be recorded and posted online at a later stage. Booked attendees (via Eventbrite) will receive a link closer to the event to view the talk on YouTube. Please use the 'chat' feature on YouTube to ask any questions and these will be answered live at the end of the talk. If you would like to post a question, please be aware, you will need to have a YouTube account.

Cover Image: Images of two sponge specimens collected during a scientific expedition on Helga II (image inset of name plate from the vessel held in the collections of NMI). These ‘type specimens’ were newly discovered and named after the vessel and are now held in the collections at NMI- Natural History. 
 
For more information, please email educationnh@museum.ie

This talk is part of the Dublin Festival of History (25 September - 15 October 2023). For more information about the Festival visit https://dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/

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Online Talk: Helga’s role in Irish Natural History - Ireland’s First Scientific Vessel is located at:
Natural History,
Merrion Street,
Dublin 2
D02 F627


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