Summer Talks NLI, 2015. Rob Goodbody, Ireland’s industrial heritage.

Rob Goodbody

What Industrial Heritage


Renowned historical geographer, Rob Goodbody, discusses Ireland’s industrial heritage in the 19th and 20th Centuries.
It’s a truism that Ireland never had much industry to speak of, so does Ireland have an industrial heritage?
Rob Goodbody takes us beyond manufacturing industry, and looks at the infrastructure set in place for a much larger Irish population in the past. He looks at the evidence in the Irish landscape of mining and quarrying, which challenges the idea that Ireland lacks natural resources.
The evidence of our industrial past is visible in the landscape. Listen in to find out more.

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