Trinity College Dublin & the Royal Irish Academy successfully hosted Ireland’s 2013 contribution to European Researchers’ Night, an annual event to raise public awareness of researchers and research careers across Europe. The aim is to give the public, in particular young people, the opportunity to meet researchers within the context of interactive activities and hands-on demonstrations that highlight the appeal of pursuing a career in research.

To have a look at photos of some of the events from Discover Research Dublin 2013, have a look at our Gallery. We have also compiled a short video with highlights from the events at Trinity College Dublin.

Have a look at what people said and posted during the event. Follow the link and click on Discover Research Dublin 2013.


Researchers’ Night is fun, interactive,  free – and for one night only!

On 27 September 2013, events and activities were staged across the campus of Trinity College, as well as inside and outside the RIA on Dawson Street, along with outdoor projections on buildings around the centre of Dublin. These included:

  • Hands-on experiments conducted by researchers
  • Scientific demonstrations with public participation – crowd-sourcing events
  • Guided visits of labs, research institutions, museums …usually closed to the public
  • Family-friendly activities
  • Competitive activities (pub quizzes! Lego challenges!)

Discover Research Dublin was financed by the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme for Research under the Marie Curie People Programme


Discover Research Dublin received national funding and support from Science Foundation Ireland


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  1. Great idea, perhaps we will learn more how the uprising affected the day to day lives of the ordinary citizens.

  2. Pity the schools 5th years didn’t about this?? a great opportunity to get 16/17 years old up to Trinity and awake research in their minds

  3. Please give the event more publicity next time – I only learned about it today and am already busy, but would have definitely booked my night for science if I knew in advance.
    Have a great time!

  4. I Feel the same, not enough publicity and I feel disappointed to have missed it! Why only one Night, its such a pity!!

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