Sea for Society Blue Talks Dublin - Keith Duggan ‘Writing Cliffs of Insanity - A Winter on Ireland’s Big Waves’
Sea for Society aims to bring about a shift in attitude and an increase in public awareness around the issue of maintaining a sustainable marine ecosystem. On 14 July 2015, an evening of Blue Talks was held in Science Gallery Dublin featuring stories about and by people whose daily lives revolve around the ocean. Keith Duggan is an award-winning senior sportswriter with The Irish Times. He has written three books: The Lifelong Season and House of Pain, which are explorations of Gaelic games, and Cliffs of Insanity. Cliffs of Insanity tells the story of a dedicated group of surfers in Co. Clare whose lives revolve around the pursuit of Ireland’s wildest waves. Keith is originally from Donegal and grew up beside the sea. He now lives in Galway ten miles from the coast and that sometimes makes him feel a bit claustrophobic. Sometimes we don’t realise how crucial our seas are to our daily lives and how our impact upon them. After hearing these stories, we hope you’ll be inspired to learn more, spread the word and take action to help protect our precious ocean life support system! For more information, please visit the official project website seaforsociety.eu and our Irish blog seaforsociety-ireland.blogspot.ie. You can also follow our Twitter feed @SeaforSocietyIE to receive updates on our activities.