Mary Mulvihill Award 2020

“Our Scientific Heritage”

NUI Galway student James Hayes is the 2020 winner of the Mary Mulvihill Award, the science media competition for third-level students that commemorates the legacy of science journalist and author Mary Mulvihill (1959–2015).

2020 Winners Announced

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

NUI Galway Student wins 2020 Mary Mulvihill Award

20 May 2020

James Hayes, NUI Galway, wins €2000 top prize in science media competition Aoife Kearins, Trinity College Dublin, receives €500 judges’ highly commended award DUBLIN, 20 May 2020—NUI Galway student James Hayes is the 2020 winner of the Mary Mulvihill Award, the science media competition for third-level students that commemorates the legacy of science journalist and… Read more »

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  • 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: