Red Books and the Erasure of Geography

Hughie O’Donoghue’s artwork, Red Books is the latest addition to the John Paul II Library at NUI Maynooth. MST member, Gerry Kearns has written about the work, and reflects on what it can teach us.

Read the full article at the “NUIM Geography’s  Eye on the World” blog at:



Lifeworlds: Space, Place and Irish Culture: 27-30 March 2014

Venue: Ómós Áite: Space/Place Research Network, NUI Galway

Lifeworlds: Space, Place and Irish Culture specifically focuses on the centrality of space and place in Irish ‘lifeworld’ experiences, both within the geographical boundary of the island of Ireland and the migrant spaces of the Irish diaspora. The conference brings together a unique network of international scholars and community-based practitioners in an effort to broaden our understanding of the role of space and place in the construction of modern Irish culture and identity at home and abroad.

Conference sessions, plenary lectures and the mapping workshop are free and open to the public. Places are limited for all events – early booking is advised.

For full details visit Mapping Spectral Traces


Image: Dancing in the Kitchen (Bridie Callinan and Kathleen O’Loughlin, Co. Clare),
Christy McNamara© 1993-94.