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SSE Science Festival Carlow

11th November 2023 - 19th November 2023


How do First Responders manage patients in an emergency until medical personnel arrive? It’s just one of the key issues for debate as South East Science Festival gets underway across Carlow. With a series of free events for adults, children, families and third level students in libraries, schools, community hubs and the SETU Carlow campus from Saturday, November 11, 2023 is the first year where Science Fever has well and truly taken hold for Science Week in Carlow.

Skilful circus tricks, stunts and the positive mental effects of fun, laughter and social interaction will all be unveiled over the coming days as part of a free programme of enthralling events on this year’s South East Science Festival programme in Carlow. Pre-booking is necessary and all details are available on

St Patrick’s College is the venue on Thursday, November 16, for Life’s Second Chance – the Science behind early intervention in Heart Health and Cardiac Emergency. It targets an adult audience and demonstrates how Cardiac First Responders (CFRs) – trained volunteers who attend a life-threatening emergencies to preserve life –  play a key role in a patient’s chances of living and dying in an emergency. This presentation highlights the work of CFRs and features a talk with Peter Reynolds of Carlow Kilkenny Ambulance Service who will discuss heart health and wellbeing.

Carlow College is also the venue for a panel discussion ‘AI: A threat to Humankind? How the Humanities can save us from Extinction’ on Tuesday 14th at 19.00, Dorel Picovici of Carlow Beekeepers Association talks bee business in a lunchtime talk in SETU on Monday 13th. where SETU hosts UPMCs Principal Medical Physicist Marco Kuntzsch to discuss radioisotopes and radiopharmaceuticals on Wednesday 15th.


11th November 2023
19th November 2023


College Street
Carlow Town, Co. Carlow Ireland
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Kilkenny Road
Carlow, Leinster R93 V960 Ireland
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059 9175000
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