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OFFALY: Mary Ward's Amazing World of Wonder

Location: Birr Castle Courtyard, Birr Castle, Rosse Row, Birr, Offaly, R42PD79 Ireland

Date: Saturday 6th January 2018, at 6pm. Free and open to the public.

The pioneering scientist and Entomologist Mary Ward was examining the minutiae of life through the microscope in the mid nineteenth century, a time of huge scientific advances, including, the Leviathan Telescope, built by her cousins at Birr Castle, and the invention of the first animation device in Belgium.

We have combined and expanded these Victorian visual discoveries and drawn on the tradition of "Science as Performance" to transform Birr Castle Courtyard with a projection of Macro photography and zoetrope animation, with music and spoken word, adapted from her book, "A World of Wonders Revealed by the Microscope", published in 1885.

This event is sponsored by Offaly County Council & Creative Ireland.



Earlier Event: January 6
MEATH: "Reel: Irish Women"
Later Event: January 6
DUBLIN: Women and Warriors