Lecturer in Irish and British History, Northumbria University. Prior to taking up this role, I taught history at the University of Limerick and the National University of Ireland, Galway where I was an Irish Research Council Scholar. In 2017/2018, I was the National Library of Ireland/Irish Committee of Historical Sciences Research Studentship Holder.
My research examines the political and social history of modern Ireland, the relationship with British rule, parliamentary history, fraternalism and the everyday experience of Irish partition, and commemoration in twentieth-century Ireland.
My first book, 'The Legacy of the Irish Parliamentary Party in Independent Ireland, 1922-1949' draws on interdisciplinary approaches to re-examine the importance of the Irish Parliamentary Party in independent Ireland and the commemoration and memory of the party and its leaders.
Martin O'Donoghue (Professional Historian)
PhD, NUI Galway (2016)
M.A. (History), NUI Galway (2011) First Class Honours.
B.A., NUI Galway (2010) Double-First Class Honours.
2019- Lecturer in Irish and British History, Northumbria University
|Management & Administrative experience||
- Social Media Officer, Irish Association of Professional Historians, 2018-
2019-20 Northumbria University
2018-19 Module coordinator, University of Limerick
Sept – Dec 2017 Lecturer, History, School of Humanities, NUI Galway
Sept 2017 – March 2018 Lecturer, Youth Academy, NUI Galway
Sept 2015-2017 Module Tutor, History, School of Humanities, NUI Galway
Sept 2013-2015 Tutor, History, School of Humanities, NUI Galway
In April 2016, I spoke at 1916 community commemorations in county Galway. I also provided outreach to a number of local secondary, vocational and primary schools in the run up to the centenary and gave a talk on the Rising to a chapter of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association.
|Committees & Associations||
Academic Director, Parnell Summer School, 2018-2019
Visiting Fellowship, Arts and Humanities Institute, Maynooth University (June 2020)
Parnell Summer School Scholar, August 2014
The Legacy of the Irish Parliamentary Party in Independent Ireland, 1922-1949 (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2019) https://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/books/id/51581/
‘Vocational voices or puppets of the Lower House? Irish senators, 1938-48’ in Nikolaj Bijleveld, Colin Grittner, David E. Smith and Wybren Verstegen (eds), Reforming Senates: Upper Legislative Houses in North Atlantic Small Powers 1800-present (London: Routledge, 2020), pp 202-215.
‘“We should for the present stand absolutely aloof”: Home Rule Perspectives on the Treaty Debate’ in Liam Weeks and Mícheál Ó Fathartaigh (eds), The Treaty: Debating and Establishing Irish Independence (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2018), pp 42-64.
‘The “humdrum little town”? – Tuam at Easter 1916’ in Marie Mannion (ed) Centenary Reflections on the 1916 Rising: Galway County Perspectives (Galway: Galway County Council, 2016), pp. 181-96.
|Peer Reviewed Journals||
‘“Ireland’s Independence Day”: The 1918 election campaign in Ireland and the Wilsonian moment’, European Review of History, vol. 26, no. 5, (2019), pp 834-54. https://doi.org/10.1080/13507486.2019.1634008
‘"As Nearly Subservient’ as it Could be"? Vocationalism and Senatorial Speaking Behaviour in the Irish Senate 1938-45', Parliaments, Estates and Representation, Vol. 36, No. 2 (2016), pp. 211-231.
'1927- Tuam and North Galway in the year of two general elections', JOTS 12 (Journal of the Old Tuam Society), 2015.
‘“The renewal of a pledge of faith”? John Redmond Days in the south-east in the 1920s’, History Ireland, Vol. 23, No. 1 (January/February 2015). pp. 38-41.
• A Parnellite in the Free State? Henry Harrison and the legacy of the Irish Parliamentary Party’, Liverpool University Press blog, 16 October 2019 ‘https://liverpooluniversitypress.blog/2019/10/16/a-parnellite-in-the-free-state-henry-harrison-and-the-legacy-of-the-irish-parliamentary-party/
James Doherty, Irish Liberty, British Democracy? The Third Irish Home Rule Crisis, 1909-1914, History Ireland, (March/April 2020), pp 65-6.
• Map of the Burning of Tuam, 20 July, 1920 in John Crowley, Dónal Ó Drisceoil and Mike Murphy (eds) The Atlas of the Irish Revolution (Cork: Cork University Press, 2017), p. 604.