Member Details

Full Name

Coleman A. Dennehy (Professional Historian)

Membership Type

Professional Historian



1999 B.A. (General history)
2002 M.Litt. (Parliamentary political history)
2011 Ph.D. (Legal, administrative, parliamentary history)
2013 LL.M. (Criminology & criminal justice)

Committees & Associations

Member – International Commission for the History of Representative & Parliamentary Institutions

Member – Irish Historical Studies



- 2004 History Matters – Published papers from the UCD Combined Departments of History Postgraduate Conference – 2001-3 (Dublin, 2004) – Co-Editor with M.S. O’ Neill & C. Cullen

– 2008 Restoration Ireland: Always Settling and Never Settled (Aldershot, 2008), ed.

Book Chapters

- 2004 ‘Petitioning in the Irish Parliament: The evidence from 1661-6’ in M.S. O’ Neill, C. Cullen, & C.A. Dennehy, History Matters – Published papers from the UCD Combined Departments of History Postgraduate Conference – 2001-3 (Dublin, 2004)

– 2008 ‘The Restoration Irish Parliament, 1661-6’, in C.A. Dennehy, ed., Restoration Ireland: Always Settling and Never Settled (Aldershot, 2008)

– 2011 ‘Privilege, organisation and aristocratic identity in the seventeenth-century Irish house of lords’ in Francesco Soddu & Annamari Nieddu (eds), Assemblee rappresentative, autonomie territoriali, culture politiche (Sassari, 2011)

– 2012 ‘Sir Winston Churchill and Restoration Ireland’, in R. McNamara (ed.) The Churchills and Ireland: Connections and Controversies from the 1660s to the 1960s (Dublin, 2012)

Peer Reviewed Journals

- 2009 ‘Dependency and subservience: The Irish parliament as a ‘small-state parliament’ – Czasopismo Prawno-Historyczne, 61 / 2 (2009)

– 2010 ‘Speakers in the seventeenth-century Irish parliament’ in P. Seaward (ed.) The Speakership: Presiding officers and the management of business from the middle ages to the twenty-first century (Oxford, 2010) (Published as a special edition of Parliamentary History)

– 2010 ‘Surviving sources for Irish parliamentary history in the seventeenth century’ in Parliaments, Estates & Representation, 30/2010

Other Journals

- 2000 ‘An inconvenient institution – parliament and the court of claims, 1663’ – History Review vol. xi

– 2001 History Review vol xii – Co-Editor with N. Giffney

– 2002 History Review vol xiii – Co-Editor with N. Giffney


- 2005 Lord Broghill and the Cromwellian Union with Ireland and Scotland (Woodbridge, 2004) by Patrick Little. History Review

– 2006 Parliament at Work: Parliamentary Committees, Political Power and Public Access in Early Modern England (Woodbridge, 2002), ed. Kyle, C.R., & Peacey, J. History Review

– 2009 Government, war and society in medieval Ireland: Essays by Edmund Curtis, A.J. Otway-Ruthven and James Lydon (Dublin, 2008), ed P. Crooks in Parlements, États & Représentation

– 2012 A short history of parliament: England, Great Britain, The United Kingdom, Ireland and Scotland (Woodbridge, 2009), ed Clyve Jones in Scottish Historical Review

– 2012 The eighteenth-century composite state: Representative institutions in Ireland and Europe, 1689 – 1800 (Basingstoke, 2010), ed D.W. Hayton, J. Kelly, & J. Bergin in Parliaments, Estates & Representation

– 2013 Contempt of parliament (Dublin, 2012), by Kieron Wood in Parliaments, Estates & Representation

– 2014 The life and times of Sir Frederick Hamilton, 1590-1647 (Dublin, 2013) in Irish Historical Studies