The Mary Mulvihill Association was recently formed to commemorate the life and work of science writer and broadcaster Mary Mulvihill, who died after a short illness in June 2015.
Her many diverse and wide-ranging achievements include writing Ingenious Ireland; Ingenious Dublin; editing Stars, Shells and Bluebells: Women Scientists and Pioneers; and Lab Coats and Lace: The Lives and Legacies of Inspiring Irish Women Scientists and Pioneers and creating a series of innovative RTE science documentaries.
She also founded Wits – Women In Technology and Science – the Irish advocacy and networking group, which brought women across all Stem (science, technology, engineering and maths) sectors together.
Her final contribution was as a tour guide, introducing Dubliners and visitors to the capital city’s charms and producing podcasts for those who wanted to explore the island further.
The Mary Mulvihill Association has three strands of activity which represent the diversity and scope of Mary’s achievements and interests:
- Award – Annual award of €2000 for under/post graduates
- Archive – The establishment of an archive of Mary’s work
- Ingenious Ireland – Republication of Mary’s ground breaking guide
Find out more about the Mary Mulvihill Association Executive Committee and governance.