Roadshow will run from the 24th of September until the 25th of October

23 September 2021 - The Creating Our Future Roadshow will kick-off tomorrow, starting in Greystones, Co Wicklow, and will run until the 25th of October.

Creating Our Future is a government-led national brainstorm that will involve the people of Ireland in a conversation on the role research can and should play in addressing opportunities, challenges and hopes for the future. Creating Our Future will ensure that the direction of research in Ireland is informed by the people it serves.  

Creating Our Future is asking people to submit their ideas about what researchers in Ireland should explore to create a better future through the dedicated online portal, which is open until the 30th November 2021. 

The Roadshow will be pulling up in towns across the country and will encourage members of the public to engage in a conversation with researchers over a cup of coffee,  and to submit an idea about an opportunity or challenge in their lives, community, Ireland or the world; or something they are curious or passionate about and would like researchers to explore.

Encouraging people to visit the roadshow, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris said: “Over the course of the pandemic, we were reminded starkly of how much of our daily lives depend on the efforts of researchers to secure our economy, wellbeing, and health. As a forward-thinking country, we must ask how research can help meet the opportunities and challenges facing our society over the coming years. Creating our Future opens up this question to all.

This roadshow will engage people right across our country in this vital campaign. Everyone, everywhere, can have an idea for a better future.  I look forward to hearing them.”

For more information on how to get involved or to submit an idea, go to:

Photography of the Roadshow launch in Greystones will be distributed after the event.

Greystones Harbour September 24th 9:30am - 12pm

Blanchardstown Shopping Centre

(Blue Entrance)

September 27th 9am - 11am

Dublin City Centre, Fusiliers

Arch, Stephen's Green

September 27th 2pm - 6pm
Naas Poplar Square September 28th 9am - 11am
Portlaoise September 28th 1pm - 3pm
Carlow September 28th 5pm - 7pm
Wexford September 29th 9am - 10:30am
Kilkenny City (The Parade) September 29th 1pm - 3pm
Waterford City September 29th 5pm - 7pm
Youghal Town Centre September 30th 9am - 11am
Cork City September 30th 1pm - 3pm
Killarney September 30th 5pm - 7pm
Tralee October 1st 9am - 11am
Limerick October 1st 2pm - 4pm

Ennis (The Height near O'

Connell Street)

October 1st 5:30pm - 7pm
Galway City (Spanish Arch) October 11th 9:30am - 12:30pm
Castlebar (The Mall) October 11th 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Sligo (O' Connell Street) October 12th 9am - 11am
Killybegs October 12th 1pm - 2pm
Letterkenny October 12th 4:30pm - 6pm
Carrick-On-Shannon (Shopping Centre) October 13th 10am - 12pm
Longford October 13th 2pm - 3:30pm
Mullingar (Market Square) October 13th 5:30pm - 7pm
Navan (Kennedy Place) October 14th 9am - 11am
Cavan (Market Square Cavan Town) October 14th 1pm - 3pm

Monaghan (Front of the Courthouse)

October 14th 5pm - 7pm
Dundalk (Marshes Shopping Centre) October 15th 9:00am - 10:30am
Tullamore (O' Connor Square) October 15th 1:30pm - 3pm
Nenagh (Banba Square) October 15th 5:30pm - 7pm
Tallaght October 25th 9am - 11:30am
Liffey Valley October 25th 1pm - 3pm
Swords October 25th 5pm - 7pm

For media queries please contact Kuba Stawiski on 01 442 9004 or Susan Keogh on

Further details can be found at