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Fifth Robert Boyle Summer School teases out science and Irish identity

Lismore gathering will explore why celebration of the arts takes precedence in this country

21st June, 2016
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Gettting into character ahead of the fifth annual Robert Boyle Summer School in Lismorethis weekend were organisers, Eoin Gill (Robert Boyle) and Dr Sheila Donegan as Boyle's sister and collaborator, Katherine Jones. Pic: David Clynch Photography

IRELAND packs as much scientific as literary punch yet we’re far more comfortable applauding the work of Yeats and Joyce than Robert Boyle and other leading Irish scientists, the organisers of a major think-tank say.

The public will join scientists, academics, historians, philosophers and performers in Lismore, County Waterford this weekend for the fifth Annual Robert Boyle Summer School which runs from this Thursday, June 23 onwards.

“It is not unusual for people to...

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