Over 130 people came from all over North Cork and further afield to hear renowned communicator Dr Sabina Brennan who was recently presented with a major award at the Science Foundation Ireland Science Summit .
The award recognises her outstanding contribution to the popularisation of science, in particular where it raises public awareness of the value of science to human progress. Sabina believes that science is for sharing. She translates complex concepts and scientific content into easy-to-understand, practical information. Her aim is to entertain and empower – she believes that once those two elements are in place education is a welcome by-product. Her projects raise awareness about the importance of brain health and dementia risk reduction covering many aspects of science and human behaviour.
Indeed it was very evident from her talk in Ballindangan last night that she is brilliant at explaining complex science in a very down to earth and easy to understand way.
Sabina also answered questions from the packed audience especially those who have personal experience of coping with dementia.
The talk which was organised by Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire and Ballindangan Community Council and Ballindangan Ladies Club was supported by the Community work Department of the HSE in North Cork.
Mr Finbarr Motherway Chairman of Muintir's Health Subcommittee welcomed everybody to the event especially all those who had travelled long distances. He paid tribute to the organisers and all those who contributed to making the evening such a huge success.