Mary Mulvihill Award 2023

Science Media Competition for Third Level Students
€2,000 Award for Best Work on the theme ‘Energy’

The Mary Mulvihill Association  2023 student media competition on the theme of Energy held the award ceremony on 31st May in the Dublin Institute for Advances Studies in Dublin. Read about the winners here: 2023 Winning Entries

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About The Award


The Mary Mulvihill Award was established by the family and friends of the late Mary Mulvihill (1959–2015) to honour her memory and her work in science journalism, science communication and heritage and to promote her legacy.

The Mary Mulvihill Award of €2,000 is given for the entry to the annual competition that, in the judges’ view, best represents the curiosity, creativity and story-telling imagination that Mary Mulvihill showed in her work. Entry to the competition is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in an Irish higher education institution at the time of submission. Entries across all media platforms are welcome. Conditions of Entry

ENERGY: A round table discussion

26 Jan 2023

Aspects of Energy – A round Table discussion. On Monday, January 23rd a round table discussion was held in Wynn’s Hotel, Abbey Street, Dublin, in partnership with the Mary Mulvihill Association. The discussion was an in depth exploration of the concept, Energy, from scientific, technical and cultural perspectives, involving a number of experts. The panel… Read more »

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  • Mary Mulvihill
  • Mary Mulvihill, seen here snow trekking, encouraging us all to celebrate science for the love of it.

You walk over all this rock, and you never notice it, and you never learn from it, yet it has so much to say – it has history written in it, it is time captured in a kind of a capsule.

Mary Mulvihill

Introduction to a 1995 radio documentary, Pedals and Pebbles.

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Honouring Mary Mulvihill

Mary Mulvihill was a pioneering, outstanding exponent of science writing and broadcasting. She wrote and broadcast for a wide variety of media, on a vast range of science- and technology-related topics. Her work was marked by an insatiable curiosity about the natural world and the role of science in understanding it, and by a boundless imagination in telling stories about scientific explorations, both now and in the past.

The Mary Mulvihill Association has three strands of activity which represent the diversity and scope of Mary’s achievements and interests: