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Talking Towns seminar series

Talking Towns is a seminar series organised by UCD Centre for Irish Towns and UCD Earth Institute. The series aims to spark conversations about the challenges facing Irish towns, the opportunities they offer, and the role of research and policy in bringing about the revitalisation of towns in Ireland. 

Starting in October 2021 the series runs over the academic year and over the course of the series features speakers from academia, policy making and civil society. Each seminar addresses a specific topic affecting Irish towns and will have two to three speakers, each presenting for ten minutes each with plenty of time for discussion afterwards.

Recordings of previous seminars are available on the (opens in a new window)CfIT YouTube channel and a full list of speakers is on the Talking Towns archive page. All seminars will be held on Zoom.

Talking Towns seminars Spring 2023 (online via Zoom)

Thursday 2 February, 1-2pm: Housing and Irish towns

Register via (opens in a new window)Eventbrite

Thursday 2 March, 1-2pm: Understanding place: data and towns

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Thursday 6 April, 1-2pm: Making art in the rural

Co-organised with (opens in a new window)Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland

This session will explore the circumstances, challenges and opportunities that making art in the rural presents for those living and working in and across the rural.

Register via (opens in a new window)Eventbrite

Thursday 4 May, 1-2pm: The present and future of the High Street / Main Street in our towns

A 'Nations of Towns' seminar co-organised with University of Edinburgh.

Register via (opens in a new window)Eventbrite.

Previous (Autumn 2022)

1-2pm, 13 October: Vacancy and Irish Towns 

1-2pm, 3 November - Transport and Mobility in Irish Towns

If you would like to contribute to a future seminar email (opens in a new window)cfit@ucd.ie.

Contact Centre for Irish Towns (CfIT)

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
E: cfit@ucd.ie