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 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.

Patron: Prof Brian Dolan

Honarary member: Dr Marlene Meyer