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About Us

We are Malachy Harty and Niamh O Riordan. Together, we created the All About Africa education project.
We left Ireland on April 13th, 2005 on an overland trip through Africa. We travelled from Cairo, Egypt to Cape Town, South Africa in eight months, arriving home just in time for Christmas on December 22nd, 2005.

  • Spurred on by his experiences in Africa, Malachy went on to study International Development and Food Policy at UCC and graduated in 2011. He spent the Summer volunteering with NGOs and snorkling with turtles in Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. Now he's back in Ireland working with Comhlámh and Concern. He also continues to work as a photographer at Malachy Harty Photography

  • Niamh recently completed a PhD in Business Information Systems at University College Cork and has taken up a postdoctoral research fellowship at National University of Ireland, Galway. Though now pursuing a career as an academic, Niamh retains a strong interest in international development. In particular, she is interested in the potential of mobile health technologies to make a meaningful difference in the developing world.

Ongoing Photographic Exhibitions:

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From Our Journal...

Journey's End - Niamh O Riordan

It was very nice to come home for Christmas. Everyone looks wonderful – they’ve all been shopping and had the hair done for the festive season. Then there are the lights, decorations and most importantly, presents. Sorry, did I say that? No, it couldn’t have been me. I have come back from Africa a changed woman. No capitalists here!
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Latest Article

Cape Town to Cork by Niamh O Riordan

We had arrived into Cape Town under cover of darkness and woke the following morning in a state of shock. We'd actually done it. We'd completed the trip and notwithstanding the occasional bout of food poisoning, dysentary, acute mountain sickness and malaria, we'd made it in one piece. Cape Town is... What is Cape Town like? Think Chicago - think skyscrapers, think big roads and bigger shops, think pretty cafes with outdoor seating and fine restaurants and the finest seafood you've ever tasted...
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