On the 1st of November 2011 I was invited to participate at a Connected Limerick event in the Hunt Museum. I felt honoured to be a part of something that involved such a vital part of my contribution to this great city and its history. I immediately accepted and began to prepare my 5-minute presentation. While it would not be a long and involved talk, I wanted to highlight the best points of my website, and how the use of the Internet makes my job as a researcher more expandable. While I still do a great deal of foot work in my research, using online resources has definitely become very important to my information gathering.

The event was opened by Gabriela Avram, with a short introduction of the ideas behind the project, a review of what happened at the 2010 event, and an agenda for the 2011 event. The 2011 event was dedicated to Limerick’s “digital double” and how internet based technology is influencing our daily lives. There were several speakers who discussed their use of the internet in order to facilitate actions on the ground.

I was involved in the first part of the event, which included a series of short talks. My talk was on this website and how it came about and what impact the internet made on how I collect and display my research online. I am unaccustomed to being in front of the camera, but below is the clip of my portion of the event. The other talks from the day are also very interesting and can be viewed on the Connected Limerick webpage.

The second part of the event was dedicated to a discussion of the themes included in the presentations.

The event was organised as part of the Design Week 2011 by the IxDA.

Full list of this Connected Limerick event speakers

  • Mihai Bilauca
  • Prof Liam J. Bannon
  • Dominique Bouchard
  • Sharon Slater
  • Luigina Ciolfi
  • Bock The Robber
  • Miriam Lohan
  • Lou Dennehy
  • Mikael Fernstrom
  • Bernard Goldbach
  • Shane McAllister