Launch of Food Smart Dublin Project

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Neill Theatre

Trinity Long Room Hub

Trinity College Dublin.

D2 Dublin

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The Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities is pleased to invite you to the official launch of the Food Smart Dublin project funded by the Irish Research Council (IRC) under the COALESCE call. The event will take place on 10th October from 11am-3pm in the Neill lecture theatre of the Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College. The launch will feature an exciting line-up of speakers in a seminar on Ireland's food culture with an emphasis on historical seafood recipes from around Dublin. Dr Susan Steele (CEO of SFPA) will officially launch the project before the Food Smart Dublin team will introduce the project itself, its idea, goal, and ambition as well as the partners invovled. A seafood taster reception from Fáilte Ireland Food Champion, seafood visionary and restarauteur Niall Sabongi awaits all attendees following the seminar. This is a FREE event, however please do register as places are limited.


Programme for Food Smart Dublin Launch event Thursday 10 Oct @11am – 3pm

Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin


Neill Theatre

11.00 – 11.15 Welcome and official launch by Susan Steele (SFPA)

11.20 – 11.40 Introduction to Food Smart Dublin by team (Poul, Nessa, Cordula, FSD team, TCD)

11.40 – 11.50 FSD Partners – Niall Sabongi and Eco-Unesco

11.50 – 12.00 Regina Sexton (UCC) on pre-famine food in Cork and Dublin

12.00 – 12.10 Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire (TUD) on food lyrics

12.10 – 12.20 Questions from the audience

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12.30 – 14.30 Seafood tasters reception by Niall Sabongi and networking


About the Food Smart Dublin Project:

Our IRC funded project aims to reintroduce forgotten seafood recipes to the Dublin diet. To achieve this goal, humanists and natural scientists from Trinity College Dublin join forces with the passion of the local seafood industry and the expertise of Ireland's environmental education and youth organisation to bring back the intangible cultural heritage of preparing and eating local seafood to Dublin homes. We propose a framework of knowledge exchange and action beyond the boundaries of academia that addresses the global and topical issue of sustainably sourced seafood responding to the Report on Food from the Oceans (2017) in an Irish context focusing on Dublin Bay.

We argue that a change in human consumption towards eating seafood from lower levels of the marine foodweb may be helped by discovering forgotten cultural practices and by tapping into locally-sourced marine resources. We set out a framework of knowledge exchange and production between academia, businesses, and civil society to promote and assist healthy and ecologically sustainable living. In identifying historical recipes of local seafood that can be innovated and used in appetizing dishes we hope to stimulate sustainable food practices amongst Dublin's society and to contribute to the potential for Dublin to position itself as a food-smart metropolis.

Please visit our new project website for updates, at www.tcd.ie/tceh/projects/foodsmartdublin

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Trinity Long Room Hub

Trinity College Dublin.

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