A little about the initiative
The Geographical Society of Ireland has declared that 2019 will be The Year of Geography. The Year of Geography is a once-off initiative to better highlight/publicise Geography across the island of Ireland and to better illustrate to the Irish public the work that geographers do.
Ultimately, this aims to be an outreach to foster a greater interest in the work of geographers/geographical research and to encourage better understanding of what geography is.
The Year of Geography will mainly focus on a different Irish county each week across most of the year, with the exception of a number of themed weeks.
During the weeks that focus specifically on different counties, people are invited to share interesting geographical facts about that county, making use of social media and other outlets. However we are trying to move away from a “capes and bays” understanding of what geography is so we are hoping for a focus on what makes that particular county unique/different. For example we would love to share information on the uniqueness of each place- in terms of its geology, climate, cultural, social, political etc. characteristics. We are also interested in how that county relates to, and is shaped by, the rest of the world.