GMIT Mayo Campus Heritage Studies

Photo:An Poitín

An Poitín

By John Brennan

Photo:Connemara Archaeology

Connemara Archaeology

By Constanze Dittmar

Photo:Spanish Flu and St Mary's Hospital, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Spanish Flu and St Mary's Hospital, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

By Greg Kelly

Photo:The Street Names of Castlebar, Co. Mayo

The Street Names of Castlebar, Co. Mayo

By Anthony Kenny

Photo:Archaeological and Historical Survey of Gallen Barony

Archaeological and Historical Survey of Gallen Barony

By Mary McHale

Photo:Hopewell Culture: A case study of an ancient society

Hopewell Culture: A case study of an ancient society

By Éadaoin Ní Néill

Photo:The Churches of Newport, Co. Mayo

The Churches of Newport, Co. Mayo

By Margaret Nyland

Photo:Raheens Wood

Raheens Wood

By Kathy Parkinson

Photo:Jane Austen on Film

Jane Austen on Film

By Emily Vanderkamp

Student Research

By Dr Yvonne McDermott, Lecturer

Click on the images to visit websites compiled by final year students of the B.A. (Honours) in Heritage Studies, GMIT Mayo Campus.

 

As part of their studies students are required to complete a dissertation, consisting of original research on a heritage topic of their choice.  As you will see the interests of this year’s cohort of students were varied.  This reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the Heritage programme which encompasses cultural, natural and built heritage. 

 

Each student also built a website, based on their own original research, to make their work accessible to the general public.  This formed part of the students’ assessment for their Information Technology module. 

 

Final year student, Anthony Kenny:

"As I am from Castlebar, I was always interested in its history.  Place names have always fascinated me, so when I read a few articles in ‘The Connaught Telegraph’ by Liam Egan on the street names of Castlebar I decided to explore further.  As the street names differ so much from those of other towns, notably Ballina, I decided to investigate.  Researching the street names was a hugely rewarding experience and I was surprised to learn of the circumstances surrounding the naming of streets in Ireland in the early days of the Free State.  The topic brought me to places that I would not have imagined at the beginning of my research.  Furthermore, building the website was another rewarding experience".

 

For more information on the B.A. in Heritage Studies visit our website  or find us on FaceBook 

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This page was added by Lorna Elms on 12/08/2014.
Comments about this page

Are there any studies associated with Ballinrobe? We would be delighted here at www.historicalballinrobe.com to share them.

By Averil Staunton
On 10/10/2014

Well done - so many interesting and well researched projects!

By Joanne Hamilton
On 22/09/2014