2014 Events


The Institute for Lifecourse and Society

and the Centre for Disability Law and Policy

are pleased to invite you to a research seminar:


An Empirical Analysis of the Time Allocation of Farm Household Members in the West of Ireland: Researching Time Using Diary Based Methods

Dr. Sinéad keogh
Date: Thursday 27th November
Time: 2.00-3.00pm

Venue: Seminar Room 1, Institute for Lifecourse and Society, Dangan, North Campus, NUI Galway


This presentation reports on research into the task management and time use in rural households in order to increase understanding of livelihood strategies, household organisation, and leisure time choices and constraints of farm families. The research provides a detailed understanding of how farm household members in the West of Ireland allocate an important household resource: their time. Data collection was using a single purpose time use diary survey and the research also makes a number of significant contributions to identified gaps in the currently available literature on time use. The research design allowed for the collection of close grained data and the investigation of questions of community engagement, social-capital, quality of life and should therefore enable more informed policy decisions relating to farm households.


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 Distinguished Lecture Series


The 1914 WWI Christmas Truce and Flanders Peace Field - Learning from humanity and society


Thursday, 2nd Oct, 18.00-19:30hrs

Room MY127, Áras Moyola, NUI Galway

Presented by 

Don Mullan 


The Institute for Lifecourse and Society, in collaboration with the School of History,  will host a Distinguished Lecture by journalist, author and humanist, Don Mullan. The lecture will tell the story of the 1914 unofficial Christmas Truce during World War 1, and its implications for Youth peace movements. In the lecture he will draw parallels with his own experience of growing up in war-torn Derry during the 'Troubles'


This lecture is free but advanced booking is required.

RSVP: to grainne.larkin@nuigalway.ie or by telephone 091 495734, by Monday 29th September.


Speaker bio:

DON MULLAN is a bestselling author from Derry whose first investigative book, Eyewitness Bloody Sunday (1997), is officially recognised as a primary catalyst for the new Bloody Sunday Inquiry, the longest running and most expensive in British legal history, that led to British Prime Minister David Cameron’s historic apology in June 2010. He is the author/editor of several books including: The Dublin and Monaghan Bombings (2000); The Little Book of Archbishop Oscar Romero (2002); The Prophesy of Robert Louis Stevenson: Damien of Molokai – The Leper Saint (2009); The Narrative of Frederick Douglass – An American Slave (2011); his boyhood memoir The Boy Who Wanted to Fly (2010) and Scamming the Scammers (2014). He is co-producer of a trilogy of international award-winning movies about the beginning, end and aftermath of the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’: ‘Bloody Sunday’ (2002), ‘Omagh’ (2004) and ‘Five Minutes of Heaven’ (2009). He is a NOKIA Ambassador and has produced three major photographic exhibitions, including ‘Images of the Heart’ for the 2013 France/South Africa Season, at the Palais-Royal, Paris. He is currently developing the Christmas Truce and Flanders Peace Field Project in Messines, Belgium, in partnership with the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace and UNESCO. Don became an associate of UNESCO’s Global Youth Programme in 2014