Featured Events

Secrets of Superhero Physiology-Dr Barry Fitzgerald


Monday, 12 November 2018, 12 – 1pm, University of Limerick

In the Secrets of Superhero Physiology, you will learn about the physiology of many of your favourite superheroes and by how much their physiology differs from the physiology of your body. You will hear about the advanced eyesight of Hawkeye, the impenetrable skin of Colossus, the effects of different radiation types on Supergirl, and what happens to the human body when you could shrink like Ant-Man or the Wasp

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University of Limerick Science Magic Show

Saturday, 10 November 2018, 11am – 12pm, Workbench, Bank of Ireland, O'Connell St, Limerick City

Flames, Flashes and Frozen flowers is an EXPLOSIVE show working its way through the most exciting science demonstrations to showcase the WOW in Science.

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FameLab Science Communication Competition

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 7 – 9pm, Chez Le Fab Cafe, Arthur’s Quay Park, Limerick City.

A challenge for up and coming scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians to explain a complex idea in a straightforward and engaging way to the public.

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Space Science Magic Show

Friday 16th November 2018, 12pm, Aula maxima LIT

Dr Peter Downey leads a team sharing the magic of science - with a space theme!  

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Navigating the Health App Jungle

Thursday 15th November 2018, 13:00-14:00, G10, Foundation Building, Mary Immaculate College

It's a complicated health app landscape out there and new additions enter a saturated market every day. How can an amateur app enthusiast differentiate between good, bad and boring? And is there any one offering on the market that eclipses the competition? Yvonne Redmond is Director of HealthConf, a science and technology conference brought to you by the same team who run Web Summit, Rise, Collision and MoneyConf.

After work and the football field, the kitchen is generally where you will find chartered physiotherapist, Gaelic footballer, food blogger and cookbook author, Sinéad Delahunty. Hear Sinéad share her passion for food, exercise and health in today's world of blogging and apps. A passionate lover of all food, she shares her kitchen creations through her food blog and recently published cookbook – DELALICIOUS. Her blog focuses on inspiring others to fuel their lives through healthy, wholesome and real food with quick and easy recipes for all.


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Once again, the University of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College and Limerick Institute of Technology have joined to present a range of activities and experiences to celebrate the role of science in the lives of people in the Mid-West region. The three third level institutions in Limerick City will share their enthusiasm for science, technology engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) with everyone in the region.

Science Week brings everyone together from children and adults, to scientists, engineers and technologists and is designed to spark curiosity, inspire imagination and unleash the potential that can help shape the future. Our festival aims to challenge stereotypes so young people can see the diversity of people that work in STEAM.

This year’s festival features a range of scientists and engineers from various backgrounds, ages, and disciplines. A variety of interactive talks, workshops, quizzes, competitions, cafe science and fun activities will take place across Limerick City & County and County Clare during the week of the Festival.

The events are guaranteed to interest and intrigue! All events are free. Come along and get engaged!