I am currently researching the transnational history of the Catholic and nationalist fraternal organisation, The Ancient Order of Hibernians. I am also teaching history in UCD and will soon begin working as historical consultant on a documentary on the IRB for TG4.
I received my PhD in history from QUB in 2016. The thesis examined popular collective action in Ulster and its various forms (Ribbonism, Fenianism, the Confederate Clubs and agrarian and sectarian mobilisation). Prior to that I completed both my BA (History, Irish) and MA in History at the National University of Ireland, Galway. I am fully fluent in Irish.
My interests are primarily 19th and 20th century Irish history, most specifically; secret societies, revolutionary nationalism and popular protest.
|Areas of expertise||
Social movements and revolution, Fenianism, Ribbonism,
Kerron Ó Luain (Professional Historian)
2011-2016 – PhD at Queen's University Belfast
• Editorial Assistant, Fiontair & Scoil na Gaeilge, DCU, 2017.
• Heritage Officer, Saggart Heritage Centre, 2017.
• Archival Assistant, ESB International, 2007, 2009.
• 2017, for Dearcán Media, TG4/BBC. Consultation with regards the IRB during the years 1916-24.
|Management & Administrative experience||
Seminar series organiser, Queen's University Belfast, 2013.
• History Tutor, UCD, 2017-2018.
• History Tutor, Queen's University Belfast, 2012-2014
|Committees & Associations||
The Four Districts Remembers 1916 Centenary Committee: acted as secretary and general organiser/manager of seminar series and Easter commemoration.
• 2018, Colm Cille Ireland-Scotland Grants Scheme.
Conference papers and seminars
• (Forthcoming) 'Rathcoole and the United Irish Rebellions, 1798-1803' (Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2020).
|Peer Reviewed Journals||
• (Under review) ‘“The split” in Irish nationalism: Young and Old Ireland in Ulster, 1846-1848’ in New Hibernia Review, 2018.
• 'The Four Districts and the Irish Revolution, 1916-23' in Journal of the Kildare Archaeological Society, October 2017.
• ‘“A policy of Passive Resistance”: Sinn Féin and abstentionism – an historical overview’ in The Irish Story (www.theirishstory.com)(4/07/2017).