Dundalk woman scoops €1m in research funding
Dundalk woman Christine Casey has received nearly €1m in funding from the Irish Research Council for world-class frontier research.
Christine is a Professor in Architectural History, at Trinity College Dublin and originally hails from the Carrick Road, she splits her time between Dublin and a home in Annagassan these days.
She has received funding for her project CRAFTVALUE, a study of the relationship between architecture and craftmanship, or design and making.
While scholarship has traditionally focused on those who commissioned and designed historic buildings, this project seeks to demonstrate the fundamental role of craftmanship in the creation of the built environment. The research project has received funding of just under €1 million (€999,836.25).
Commenting on the investment, Peter Brown, Director of the Irish Research Council, said: “Christine Casey is one of 12 researchers who will receive funding under the Advanced Laureate Awards Programme are all exceptional in their fields and have been selected following a rigorous and independent international peer-review process."