DIT Lecturer to give Prestigious Public Lecture in Montreal, Canada

Posted: 15 October, 2014

Dr. Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire will give the 9th Annual St. Patrick’s Society Lecture in Concordia University, Montreal, Canada on Friday 17th October 2014. In 2006, The St. Patrick’s Society established a prestigious annual lecture to bring distinguished speakers to Concordia. Inaugurated by former Irish prime minister, Garret FitzGerald, the series has included such public Irish figures as Senator Fiach Mac Conghail, Catriona Crowe, and Fintan O’Toole.

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This year, Dr. Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire, School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology at the Dublin Institute of Technology, will lecture on “Exploring the ‘Food Motif ’ in songs from the Irish tradition.” Máirtín is well known as an award-winning chef, culinary historian, food writer, broadcaster and ballad singer.  Máirtín is a regular contributor at the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery and founding Chair of the Dublin Gastronomy Symposium. Among his publications is the recently issued ‘Tickling the Palate’: Gastronomy in Irish Literature and Culture (Peter Lang 2014), a collection of essays co-edited with Eamon Maher. 


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