Night at the Museum

The Monster Munch project has delivered a five month community awareness programme using basking sharks as a medium to inform Inishowen’s youth on marine biology, local marine resources and the marine industry. This Thursday the 7ThJune see’s the culmination of the project with a presentation evening in the Greencastle Maritime Museum from 7-9pm.


The highlight of the evening will be the unveiling of the life size basking shark which was built by the five community schools of Buncrana, Malin head, Glengad, Culdaff and Greencastle. The shark which is for permanent display in the museum will be complemented by a series of poster presentations completed by the individual community schools.


Monster Munch Project Participants © E. Johnston 2012

Five locally connected professionals from the marine industry will speak on their careers and how the marine can be utilised as a positive resource for Inishowen.


Two students from each community school will also make presentations on what they have learnt from their experiences throughout the project.


A buffet with tea and coffee will be served after the presentations.

All interested parties and individuals are invited.


Programme for Night at the Museum


Time 7 - 9pm


Opening address

Emmett Johnston Monster Munch Project Coordinator


Speakers and Presentations


Rosemary McCloskey: Oceanographer and Fisheries Scientist, Education Facilitator for the

Monster Munch Project

Scoil Iosagain, Buncrana Presentation


Dr. Maurice Clarke: Team Leader – Pelagic Fisheries, Marine Institute, Galway

Scoil Naomh Mhuire, Malin Head Presentation


Charlie Kavanagh: Area Officer with Irish Coast Guard and Marine Insurance Broker

Scoil Cholmcille, Glengad Presentation


Dr. Marianne O’Connor: Research Associate at the Centre for Coastal and Marine Research, ESRI, University of Ulster

Scoil Naomh Buadáin, Culdaff Presentation


MM Paul Bryson: Asst. Harbour Master Derry/LondonderryPortand Harbour Commisioners

Scoil Cholmcille, Greencastle Presentation


Unveiling of the life size shark by project artistic facilitator Brenden Farren and students who presented on behalf of their class.


Buffet and opportunity to view poster presentations by individual schools


Close and Thanks

Emmett Johnston Project Coordinator

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