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Dublin History Festival Lecture: Industrialisation of Seaweed in 19th-century Ireland

September 30, 2023 @ 2.00pm - 3.30pm

Free

Join National Botanic Gardens guide and historian Joseph Lynch for this Dublin History Festival Lecture exploring the 19th-century applications for kelp and its industrialisation and commercialisation in Ireland.

Seaweed is a widely available and varied natural resource with different species used for many purposes, including food, toiletries, fertilisers, and other chemical applications. The seaweed industry is developing rapidly in the 21st century. This mirrors an explosion in the commercial trade in seaweed in the 19th century – primarily in kelp which was used as a food source, fertiliser and for glass production.

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Date:
September 30, 2023
Time:
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Cost:
Free
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National Botanic Gardens of Ireland
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+44018040319
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botanicgardens@opw.ie
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Venue

OPW National Botanic Gardens of Ireland
National Botanic Gardens
Dublin, D09VY63 Ireland
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+35318040319
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