DESIGN BITES:  Meitheal Mara:  Making the Coracle

1.15pm – 1.45pm

Design Hub @ Dublin Castle

DESIGN BITES is a new series of informal design, making and innovation talks over a cuppa. Pop out at lunchtime for a 30 mins of fresh thinking and conversation at the Design Hub @ Dublin Castle. These bite-sized talks are a curated range of informative snapshots from designers, makers and innovators. Connecting with themes within Irish Design 2015 exhibitions, DESIGN BITES aims to spark conversation, share ideas and possibly spur new collaborations. Bring your sandwich and we’ll provide the tea, biscuits and design ideas for you to chew on.

ID2015 are delighted to welcome Meitheal Mara to talk in this first series of DESIGN BITES, which programmed to complement the Design Hub @ Dublin Castle inaugural exhibition In The Making, curated as a touring exhibition for the Design Museum in London by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby. Meitheal Mara have collaborated with In the Making curators to include a Boyne Coracle as a new addition to the exhibition in its new iteration for Irish Design 2015.

Meitheal Mara is a maritime cultural organisation based in Cork, founded in 1994 by Padraig O' Duinnin a community employment Currach-building project.  Fosters the development of skill-bases and community-based initiatives to achieve sustainable use for the built boats.  Great depth of knowledge of the traditional Irish boat sector, through its work on various projects including the Currach Survey, the assembly of the large-scale traditional boat map of Ireland.  Members have been responsible for sections of the Traditional Boats of Ireland book and actively contribute within international conferences.  |   No need to book, just come along. For further info email us at


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Thurs 12th Feb, DESIGN BITES: Déanta Design - Objects of purpose with Andrew Clancy

Thurs 26th Feb, DESIGN BITES: Gazel Designs - Rethink the everyday with Kevin Doherty

Thurs 12th Mar, DESIGN BITES: Love and Robots - Collaborative design for the digital age with Emer O’Daly

Design Hub @ Dublin Castle

Design Hub @ Dublin Castle

Dame Street, Dublin 2

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