Mary Mulvihill Award

Our Scientific Heritage

The Mary Mulvihill Association is pleased to invite applications on the theme “Our Scientific Heritage”. The Mary Mulvihill Award 2020, which commemorates the work and legacy of science journalist, author and Ingenious Ireland founder Mary Mulvihill (1959-2015).

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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

€2000 Prize for Winner of Mary Mulvihill Award

29 Sep 2019

Launch of Science Media Competition for Third Level Students €2,000 Award for Best Work on the Theme, ‘Our scientific heritage’ 1 October 2019 The Mary Mulvihill Association is pleased to invite applications for the Mary Mulvihill Award 2020, which commemorates the work and legacy of science journalist, author and Ingenious Ireland founder Mary Mulvihill (1959-2015).… 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: