Marshall University will host Clare Tuffy, the esteemed steward of Brú na Bóinne, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Ireland. Tuffy’s decades-long commitment to preserving cultural heritage and sustainable practices has garnered international acclaim.

Event Details:

  • Date: Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024
  • Time: 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Drinko Library, Room 402

Brú na Bóinne, situated on the north bank of the River Boyne, boasts Europe’s largest and most significant concentration of prehistoric megalithic art. The site includes the iconic burial mounds of Knowth, Newgrange, and Dowth. These ancient monuments hold social, economic and religious significance, spanning from prehistory to the present day.

Clare Tuffy will share her groundbreaking approach to heritage management, environmental stewardship and community development. Her work serves as a model for integrating cultural preservation with sustainable practices and economic vitality.

Dr. Brian Hoey is the dean of the Honors College, the host for the lecture.

“Clare Tuffy’s expertise in heritage stewardship aligns perfectly with our mission as a college to support interdisciplinary learning and global awareness. Her visit will foster a deeper understanding of the pivotal role of such significant sites in shaping community identity and fostering international connections,” Hoey said.

Following the presentation, Tuffy will engage in a Q&A session where attendees will be encouraged to participate and delve deeper into the intersection of heritage, environment and community.

“This presentation is a unique opportunity for those engaged in heritage preservation, environmental management, and community development to gain invaluable insights. Clare Tuffy’s approach exemplifies how these fields can coalesce to forge sustainable futures for communities and their cherished landscapes,” Hoey said.

The lecture is sponsored by the Honors College and the College of Liberal Arts. For more information visit

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