Entries by Gillian Maunsell

Selfie Festival Fun..

We are really gearing up for the festival now and the preparations are well underway. You can look out for us in a town, school, shopping centre, tourist spot and many other places near you in the coming weeks when we will be bringing our virtual brand ambassador, Curious Kim on tour around the Midlands […]

Gizmo-makers and heartbreakers!

Midlands Makerspace are a creative community who want to develop and share their knowledge and skills and they are offering a number of workshops on Saturday November 15th as part of the Midlands Science Festival..   I recently caught up with Conor Brannigan to find out more…. What is a Makerspace and who can use it? […]

We Love Chocolate…..

….So you can imagine how pleased we were when we recently heard that it can actually be good for you! Check out some of the best reasons we can find not to feel guilty about eating one of our favourite foods! The amount of caffeine in chocolate is quite low compared to coffee and other […]

Ploughing Fun..

We really enjoyed our day today at the extremely busy 2014 National Ploughing Championships where we were promoting the upcoming festival with the help of our partner Laois County Council. Europe’s largest Outdoor Exhibition and Agricultural Trade Show, the National Ploughing Championships attracts on average 1,400 exhibitors and over 200,000 visitors annually. Special thanks to the […]

Creating a Buzz around Science…

After weeks of running around trying to get a few important words from some of our key speakers, I felt it was time to grab a coffee with Jackie Gorman, the director of the Midlands Science Festival to find out what its all about! Jackie, you are the inspiration behind the festival – the largest celebration of science […]

‘Not True!’

We love listening to Professor Luke O Neill on the ‘Pat Kenny Show’ talking all things science every week, but he gave a particularly enjoyable interview recently on ‘Science Myths’ ..Here are some of the fascinating things that Luke had to say….. Does the cold weather or being in wet clothes cause colds and flus? […]

Just Do It!

We are really looking forward to working with Dr.Craig Slattery during this years festival! We met up last week and enjoyed a chat to find out a little bit more about his science career to date and what drives him  … I know you are from Tullamore originally Craig but where has your career taken […]

Fancy a Cuppa?

Did you know that coffee is.. The second most widely used product in the world after oil. It was worth 6 million tonnes per year in the mid 90’s. It is worth €30 billion per year to the producing countries. It is a living to more than 100 million people. It is consumed at the […]

A Chat with Dr. Don Faller…

Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) is an award-winning higher education institution located in the Midlands. More than 6,000 students are undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Business, Humanities, Engineering and Science. €100 million has been invested in the AIT campus since 2000, ensuring that students experience a world-class education with cutting-edge facilities. We are delighted to be […]