The Mary Mulvihill Association was set up to commemorate the life and work of science writer and journalist Mary Mulvihill (1959-2015) and to promote her legacy. The association has undertaken several projects since its inception:

  • Award – A bursary award of €2000 has been awarded annually since 2017 for student media projects on science-related topics

    Mary Mulvihill – Galapagos Islands

  • Archive – An archive representing Mary’s work has been collated and now resides in the Library at Dublin City University.
  • Ingenious Ireland – Mary’s 2002 book, long out of print, has been republished by Four Courts Press with support from the association, and went to a second reprint.
  • Plaque – A plaque honouring Mary and her contribution to Irish science journalism has been installed on the house in which she lived in Manor St, Stoneybatter, Dublin. The plaque was erected by the National Committee for Commemorative Plaques in Science and Technology and the Mary Mulvihill Association.






The Association is run in accordance with a Governing Instrument and the day-to-day affairs are managed by an Executive Committee of 15 members. The founding officers of the association were: chairperson, Margaret Kelleher; treasurer, Ena Prosser; secretary, Anne Fitzgerald.

The Mary Mulvihill Association invites supporters to become members and help directly our efforts to promote Mary’s legacy, to spread the word about our activities and to influence their development.

An Annual General Meeting of members is held in November each year.

Executive Committee 2023

  • Brian Dolan – Chair and Honorary Patron
  • Sylvia Leatham  Secretary
  • Aileen McGrath– Treasurer
  • Carmel Hennessy – Membership Secretary
  • Eoin Bairead
  • Fiona Doris
  • Nigel Monaghan
  • Eoin Murphy
  • Anne Mulvihill
  • Deirdre Ni Dhuillearga
  • Rebecca O’Neill
  • Liam Ryan
  • Cormac Sheridan

Honorary Members of the association:

  • Marlene Meyer is an Honorary Members of the association

The following are past members of the association:

  • Josephine Funge (deceased)
  • Kitty Kelly (deceased)
  • Phil McGrath (deceased)