Dr. Jane Lyons

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Name: Jane Lyons (O’Brien was my married name)

1981 B.Sc. – University College Cork
1991: Ph. D. – University College Cork
1993: Dip. Environmental Engineering – Trinity College, Dublin.

I live in Ireland. This basic curriculum vitae is being put on From-Ireland.net in June 2014; the figures given here will change in time.

November 2013. Created a Company called Trace your Irish Ancestors Ltd.

1996 I began transcribing gravestones in the Co. Laois(Queen’s Co.) and Kilkenny area.

2001 created and put a web site on the net called from-ireland – gets approx. 1,000 visitors per day

2001 created an Irish Genealogy mail list on Yahoo called Y-IRL – currently (in theory) has 2218 members

2011 : Gave a talk on gravestones at the Clare Roots Society Genealogy Conference

2012 put 18,000 Church and gravestone photographs on the net – the number has been increased to 20,000

2014 : Beyond the Grave conference, Limerick. Dr. Jane Lyons Gravestone presentation

2 July 2014 : Irish Genealogy Summer School, University College Cork :

Attached to my Jane Lyons Genealogy page is another Facebook page ‘Irish Genealogy’ which has 3869 likes

I am a member of the following Facebook pages
Kilkenny Down memory Lane
The country Church
The Country Castle
The Country House
and finally
Loreto Convent Kilkenny, past pupils

Outside of my work on gravestones, my website, my mail list and my involvement with groups on the net there is not a lot I can say about myself.

I have been described as a Pioneer in gravestone recording by Mr. John Tierney of historicgraves . My link is to his words, but, it is a site that any of you interested in Irish gravestones should visit.

The number of page views on this web site over the last 7 days are as follows:

Sun, 1 Jun 2014      2,651
Mon, 2 Jun 2014     1,930
Tue, 3 Jun 2014      2,067
Wed, 4 Jun 2014     2,002
Thu, 5 Jun 2014      1,837
Fri, 6 Jun 2014        2,254
Sat, 7 Jun 2014       2,143

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE

Up to 2001 Research Associate & Lecturer in Marine
M.Sc.Environmental Science (Applied Science) on
Environmental Impact Assessment at the Zoology Dept., U.C.D.

September -October 1997 Contracted by Natural Environmental Consultants to
carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment of the outer Malahide estuary in relation to an upgrading of the Malahide Sewage Treatment Plant.
Client: Fingal Co. Council

Sept. 1993 – August 1997 Research Associate & Lecturer in Marine
Biology to B.Sc. and M.Sc.Environmental Science (Applied Science) on Environmental Impact Assessment at the Zoology Dept., U.C.D.

June 1997 – October 1997 Contracted by John Barnett & Associates Ltd., to carry
out an Environmental Impact Assessment in relation to construction of a jetty on the marine environment in the locality of the Murrough, Co. Wicklow.

Aug. 1996 -August 1997 Contracted by M.C. O’Sullivan and Cowi International
(Denmark) to carry out an EIS on Rogerstown Estuary in relation to Balleally landfill located on the inner estuary.
Client: Fingal Co. Council
Oct. 1996 – Jan. 1997 Contracted to identify the Amphipoda of the
Irish Lagoon Survey by Dr. B. Healy.
Client: Office of Public Works.

Jan/July 1996 Environmental Audit of Booterstown Marsh
Client: Birdwatch Ireland

1995 Marine Consultant attending the Northern Cross
(Motorway) Enquiry
Nov/Dec 1994: Benthic survey of the fauna at Howth, Co. Dublin, on behalf of M.C. O’Sullivan, Consulting Engineers,
Dublin.
Client: Dublin Co. Council

Aug/Nov 1994: Biological survey of the rivers Mayne and
Sluice and Baldoyle Estuary in North Co. Dublin, on behalf of M.C.O’Sullivan, Consulting Engineers, Dublin.
Client: Dublin Co. Council

Aug/Dec. 1993: Marine Research Unit, U.C.D. – Environmental Impact
Assessment of the proposed Northern motorway on the inner Malahide Estuary .
Client: Parks Dept., Fingal Co. Council.

March 1992: Praeger Institute Award Recipient (R.I.A.).

 

REPORTS
1. O’Brien, Jane, Geoff Oliver and Brenda Healy 1997
Outer Malahide Estuary: Environmental Impact Assessment – Malahide Sewage Treatment Plant Extension
Contractor: Natural Environmental Consultants
Client: Fingal Co. Council
2. O’Brien, Jane. 1997
The Murrough: assessment of Marine Environment.
Contractor: John Barnett & Associates Ltd., Chartered Mineral Surveyors, Environmental Planning and Geotechnical Consultants.
3. Jane O’Brien & Mary O’Neill: 1997
Rogerstown Estuary: Environmental Impact Analysis – in relation to Baleally Landfill
Contractor: M.C. O’Sullivan & Cowi International
Client: Fingal Co. Council
4. Mary O’Neill & Jane O’Brien 1996
Environmental Audit: Biological Status Booterstown Marsh, Co. Dublin
Client: South Dublin Branch: Birdwatch Ireland
5. Jane O’Brien,1995
Report to Royal Irish Academy on the amphipod fauna
of Carnsore Point, Co. Wexford with particular reference to the ecology of Hyale nilssoni and H. stebbingi

6. Jane O’Brien, Dec. 1994
Howth Outfall: Howth Environmental Study: Benthic Analysis. Fauna and Sediments.
Contractor: M.C. O’Sullivan & Co. Ltd., Consulting Engineers.
Client: Dublin Co. Council
7. Jane O’Brien, Mary Kelly-Quinn and Janet Khan, Nov.1994
A Biological Survey of the Baldoyle Estuary, Burrow Beach and the Rivers Mayne and
Sluice.
Contractor: M.C. O’Sullivan & Co. Ltd., Consulting Engineers.
Client : Dublin Co. Council
8. Brenda Healy, Paul Galvin and Jane Lyons 1993
Environmental Impact Survey : Aquatic Fauna of the Inner Malahide Estuary.
Client: Parks Dept., Fingal Co. Council

 

PUBLICATIONS

1. Jane O’Brien, 1996
The status of the Whelk Fishery in Ireland.Paper presented at the 1996
Environmental Scientists Colloquium. Abs. only.
2. Jane Lyons and A.A. Myers, 1993
Amphipoda Gammaridea from coral rubble in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea:
Families Megaluropidae, Melitidae, Phliantidae, Phoxocephalidae and
Urothoidae. Jour. Nat. Hist., 1993, 27:575-598
3. Jane Lyons and A.A. Myers, 1991
Amphipoda Gammaridea from coral rubble in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea:
Families Dexaminidae, Eusiridae, Isaeidae, Ischyroceridae, Leucothoidae,
Liljeborgiidae and Lysianassidae. Jour. Nat. Hist., 1991, 25:597-621
4. Jane Lyons and A.A. Myers, 1990
Amphipoda Gammaridea from coral rubble in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea: Families Acanthonotozomatidae, Ampeliscidae, Ampithoidae, Anamixidae, Aoridae and Colomastigidae. Jour. Nat. Hist., 1990, 24: 1197-1225
5. Myers, A.A. & Lyons, J. 1987
A re-evaluation of the South African species of Lemboides Stebbing and
Lembos Bate (Amphipoda, Aoridae) described by K.H.. Barnard 1916. Ann. S.
A. Mus. V97, Pt. 9 1987: 267-282, 9 figs
Curriculum Vitae Dr. Jane O’Brien
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