Sacred Heart University Faculty in Dingle, Ireland, Will Host Conference on Marine Resources in April 2018

News Story: March 19, 2018

Professor John Roney and Trinity College Dublin Professor John Roney - Trinity College Dublin

Sacred Heart University and Trinity College Dublin are working together to host a conference, “Deep Time—Historical Exploration of Marine Resources,” regarding medieval to modern fisheries and coastal landscapes in Ireland. It will take place in Dingle, Ireland, home of Sacred Heart’s study-abroad campus, SHU in Dingle, in April.

John Roney, professor of history and co-chair of SHU in Dingle, will co-host and participate in the conference, which will take place April 9-12. In addition, SHU’s Dingle campus director, Séan Pól Ó Conchúir, and Gary Delaney, campus executive director, will be on hand to speak about SHU’s continuing involvement in the Dingle community.

Dingle is the largest town on the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, and it is the fourth largest fishing port in Ireland; tourism and agriculture are among its principal industries. There are a growing number of activities and organizations now established in Dingle that Sacred Heart is in collaboration with, such as Project Draiocht (University College Cork, Cork Institute for Technology and Tralee Institute for Technology). SHU is also working with Dingle Hub, an innovative group involved in the development of technology, marine resources, sustainability, and culture.