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Science Week

Science WeekScience Week is Ireland’s biggest annual promotion of science to the general public. The week-long programme of events across Ireland each November aims to make science more interesting and accessible to children and adults alike.

The first national Science Week took place in 1996, and since then it has grown to around 800 events a year. Events take place in schools, colleges, universities, libraries, companies and other public places and are run mainly by volunteers. The national media and promotional campaign is coordinated by SFI’s Discover Programme. Festivals take place around the country in Sligo, Galway, Mayo, Limerick, Cork, Waterford and the Midlands.

Each year the Science Week website plays a pivotal role as an information hub. Event organisers submit their event details online to a searchable events database. Organisers and participants can upload images and video of events they have attended.

For more information, please visit the Science Week website, follow the Science Week Twitter account and like the Facebook page.