Research Profile

Ronan Hennessy

Biography

Dr Ronan Hennessy is a Senior Technical Officer in the School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences at UCC.

A geologist with interests in GIS and geoheritage,
Ronan has worked on research and development projects with EU Commission, national, local government and private sector organisations, as well as Irish and overseas universities, education providers, and community development groups. Ronan has published work and provided services on projects including 3D visualisation, geological heritage, landscape archaeology, science education, Irish language planning, artisanal food production,  environmental planning policy, species surveying, habitats directive and landscape character assessments, renewable energies, tourism, sustainable agriculture and conservation, public health, and industrial and mining heritage.

Research Interests

  1. Geological Heritage
  2. Geological Mapping
  3. Google Earth
  4. Industrial/Railway Heritage
  5. Landscape Archaeology

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2019)Reading the Rocks - Exploring Mayo's Geological Heritage.
Ronan Hennessy Martin Feely (2019) Reading the Rocks - Exploring Mayo's Geological Heritage. Castlebar: Mayo County Council. [Details]
(2010)Galway's Living Landscapes: Eskers Pt. 1.
Hennessy, R., Feely,M., Cunniffe,C. & Carlin,C. (2010) Galway's Living Landscapes: Eskers Pt. 1. Galway: Galway County Council. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2012)'Google Earth geo-education resources: A transnational approach from Ireland, Iceland, Finland, and Norway'
Ronan Hennessy, Thorvardur Arnason, Ilkka Ratinen, Lena Rubensdotter (2012) 'Google Earth geo-education resources: A transnational approach from Ireland, Iceland, Finland, and Norway' In: Steven J. Whitmeyer, John E. Bailey, Declan G. De Paor, Tina Ornduff (eds). Google Earth and Virtual Visualizations in Geoscience Education and Research: Special Paper of the Geological Society of America 492. Boulder, CO, USA: Geological Society of America.   [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2017)'Finn’s Seat: topographies of power and royal marchlands of Gaelic polities in medieval Ireland'
Elizabeth FitzPatrick and Ronan Hennessy (2017) 'Finn’s Seat: topographies of power and royal marchlands of Gaelic polities in medieval Ireland'. 38 (2):29-62   [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Exploratory Spatial Mapping of the Occurrence of Antimicrobial Resistance in E. coli in the Community'
Galvin S;Bergin N;Hennessy R;Hanahoe B;Murphy AW;Cormican M;Vellinga A; (2013) 'Exploratory Spatial Mapping of the Occurrence of Antimicrobial Resistance in E. coli in the Community'. Antibiotics-Basel, 2 (3) [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2015)'Decoding Finn Mac Cumaill’s places'
FitzPatrick, E., Hennessy, R., Naessens, P., Nagy, J. (2015) 'Decoding Finn Mac Cumaill’s places' Archaeology Ireland, 29 (3) :26-31. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2019)20th Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA)
Matthew Parkes, Robbie Meehan, Ronan Hennessy, Vincent Gallagher, Sarah Gatley (2019) Geoconservation of Quaternary sites and landforms in the Republic of Ireland 20th Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) Convention Centre, Museum of Ireland, Dublin, , 25-JUL-19 - 31-JUL-19 [Details]
(2011)10th European Geoparks Conference
Hennessy, R., O’Connor, P.J. and Gleeson, C. (2011) The NEED Project – an innovative educational initiative in the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, West of Ireland . In: Kristin Rangnes eds. 10th European Geoparks Conference Langesund, Norway, , 16-SEP-11 - 20-SEP-11   [Details]
(2017)European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017
Hennessy, R.; Meere, P.; Ho, T.; Menuge, J.; Tyrrell, S.; Kamber, B.; Higgs, B.; Kelley, S. (2017) Examining the Real Merits of the Virtual Microscope European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017 Vienna, Austria, , 23-APR-17 - 28-APR-17 [Details]
(2019)62nd Irish Geological Research Meeting
P. Meere, K. Higgs, M. O’Sullivan, A. Lim, R. Hennessy, S. Johnson (2019) The Geology of Skellig Michael – Finally Revealed 62nd Irish Geological Research Meeting UCD, Dublin, , 01-MAR-19 - 03-MAR-19   [Details]
(2018)Geological Society Geoconservation Annual Gathering: Geoconservation in Ireland
Ronan Hennessy, Robbie Meehan (2018) Eskers and Drumlins, Iconic Ice Age Landforms – How do we define boundaries? . In: Matthew Parkes eds. Geological Society Geoconservation Annual Gathering: Geoconservation in Ireland National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin, , 19-NOV-18 - 19-NOV-19 [Details]

Conference Paper

 YearPublication
(2017)GeoLab: Shared Digital Learning Resources for Petrology.
Hennessy, R & Meere, P. (2017) GeoLab: Shared Digital Learning Resources for Petrology. Geological Society of London: Conference Paper [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(2019)The Geological Heritage of County Tipperary. An audit of County Geological Sites in County Tipperary.
Gallagher V., Meehan, R., Parkes, M., Hennessy R. & Power, S. (2019) The Geological Heritage of County Tipperary. An audit of County Geological Sites in County Tipperary. Geological Survey Ireland, Dublin: Unpublished Reports   [Details]
(2019)The Geological Heritage of County Galway. An Audit of County Geological Sites in County Galway.
Meehan, R., Gallagher, V., Hennessy, R., Parkes, M. & Gatley, S. (2019) The Geological Heritage of County Galway. An Audit of County Geological Sites in County Galway. Geological Survey Ireland, Dublin: Unpublished Reports [Details]

Professional Activities

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
National University of Ireland, Galway - Ryan Institute Senior Technical Officer in Geographical Information Systems01-JAN-12 / 31-MAR-16
University College Cork - School of BEES Instructional Designer01-APR-16 / 31-DEC-16

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2009National University of Ireland, Galway Ph.DEarth & Ocean Sciences
2002National University of Ireland Maynooth Higher DiplomaApplied Remote Sensing and GIS
1999National University of Ireland Galway Bachelors DegreeEarth Sciences

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