About me

Email

richard.mcelligott@dkit.ie

Bio

I am a native of Stacks Mountain, Kilflynn in North Kerry and hold a PhD in modern Irish history from University College Dublin (UCD).

In September 2019, I was appointed as the permanent lecturer in Irish/Modern History in the Department of Humanities at Dundalk Institute of Technology.

My main areas of teaching are nineteenth- and twentieth-century Irish social, political and cultural history; modern Europe since 1789; British history since 1800 and the history of the USA since the American Civil War.

I am a current member of the National Museum of Ireland's Public Affairs Committee, the GAA's Historical Committee and the Historical Team of the Irish Museum of Childhood Project.

Between Sept. 2015 – Sept. 2019 I worked as a historical researcher for the Irish Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation under the direction of Professor Mary Daly.

My research was vital to uncovering death rates and burial locations of thousands of children from these institutions. I also conducted an extensive survey of shifting societal views on the issue of unmarried parents and illegitimacy as well as the specific operation of Protestant run Mother and Baby Homes in the Irish State. These research findings were incorporated into the Commission’s final report, which I co-authored. The Report will be of huge significance for our greater understanding of the relationship between the Irish State, the country’s religious orders and the care and protection of some of the most vulnerable members of society during the twentieth century.

In 2017 I was appointed as one of the expert curators for RTÉ’s National Treasures project and appeared, each week, on the major four-part RTÉ One television programme which aired in April 2018.

From January 2012 – May 2015, I worked as an Occasional Lecturer and Teaching Assistant with the School of History in UCD lecturing courses on Anglo-Irish relations, 1798-1998 and 19th & 20th Century Irish history.

For several years, I also coordinated the UCD Access Learning Centre's Modern Irish History Programme.

In addition, I taught several courses for UCD's Lifelong Learning Centre, including ‘Uncovering 1916’ and 'The Irish War of Independence' which were run in conjunction with the National Library of Ireland.

I continue to lecture on the interdisciplinary ‘History, Myth and Memory in Irish Literature and Culture’ module, which forms part of the University of California: Berkeley’s Study Abroad Programme in conjunction with UCD.

In 2004, I graduated with a BA in History and Archaeology from UCD and in 2006 I was awarded an MA in Early Modern Irish History from the university.

Between September 2008 and August 2011, I completed my PhD in UCD under the supervision of Dr Paul Rouse. My PhD examined the social, cultural, and political significance of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) between 1884 and 1924. In particular, my research explored the immense influence the Association had on Irish social and cultural life, utilising the GAA, and sport more generally, as a window into the ordinary Irish people’s perspective and experience of this critical period of Irish history at both local and national level.

My first book, Forging a Kingdom: The GAA in Kerry, 1884-1934, was published in October 2013 by the Collins Press. It was nominated as one of the Irish Times' Sports Books of the Year.

Since then my research on the impact of the GAA, and sport generally, on Irish society, particularly during the Gaelic Revival and the Irish Revolutionary period, has been published in several books and in a number of prestigious, internationally-recognised, peer-reviewed journals including, Eire/Ireland, Irish Economic and Social History, Sport in Society and Irish Studies Review.
I have also written and published on the history of sport and childhood in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Ireland; the advent of associational culture in Ireland and the political radicalisation of cultural and social movements both before and during the Irish revolutionary period.

I am currently pursuing a new research project entitled: ‘Echoes of War: The Everyday Legacy of the Civil War in Ireland, 1923-1939’. It will be the first to examine the impact and legacy of the Civil War on everyday life and society in the Irish Free State.

I have regularly contributed to the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, the Kerry's Eye and Ireland's Own. I have written articles for the Irish Times’ ongoing ‘Century: The Years That Shaped Modern Ireland’ supplements and between September 2015 and March 2016, I was a lead contributor to the UCD/Irish Independent’s ten-part ‘1916 Collection’ of collaborative supplements. During the Easter Rising centenary celebrations I was a special contributor and analyst for the Irish Independent, providing historical context to the commemoration.

In February 2017, I was awarded the prestigious McNamee Award in Irish journalism for my ‘Sport and Revolution: The GAA and the 1916 Rising’ supplement which was produced by the Kerry’s Eye newspaper.

I am the former Chairman of the Sports History Ireland Society, which was set up to organise conferences on the history of sport and encourages academic and popular study of the subject in Ireland.

In May 2018, my contribution to the research of childhood in Ireland was recognised when I was invited to join the management board of the Irish Museum of Childhood Project as part of its historical team.

In 2021 I was appointed to the National Museum of Ireland's Public Affairs Committee and was also appointed as a member of the GAA's Historical Committee.

Areas of expertise

Modern Irish History (1790- Present), Irish Sports History, Modern Irish Political,Social, Cultural and Leisure History, History of the Irish Revolutionary Era, Associational Culture, History of Irish Childhood, History of Morality, Sexuality, Gender and the Family, Irish Church/State Relations, History of Irish State Institutions, Irish Studies, Military History, Napoleonic history, Modern European History, Modern British and American History

Keywords

Ireland Modern Irish History Irish Social, Cultural and Political History Irish Sports History Sports History History of the GAA History of the Irish Revolution 1916 Rising Irish War of Independence Irish Civil War History of Irish Childhood Church/State Relations Irish State institutions Kerry GAA

Member Details

Full Name

Richard McElligott (Professional Historian)

Membership Type

Professional Historian

Experience

Education

Sept 2008 – Aug 2011 University College Dublin, Dublin
PhD, Modern Irish History

Thesis Title: Forging a Kingdom: The Establishment and Development of the Gaelic Athletic Association in Kerry, 1884-1924.

My PhD research focused on the origins and broad development of the GAA in Kerry between 1884 and 1924. Through this regional study, the socio-economic, cultural and political factors which led to the GAA becoming the most popular sporting and cultural organisation in Ireland, in this period, were assessed.

My thesis passed without corrections in November 2011.
Advisor: Dr Paul Rouse.
Viva Committee Members: Professor Tony Collins (External Examiner), De Montfort University Leicester; Professor Diarmaid Ferriter, (Internal Examiner), UCD.

Sept 2004 – Oct 2005 University College Dublin, Dublin
MA in Early Modern European History
Grade: 2.1 Honours

I have a Master’s degree in early modern European history, which covered social, cultural and political history, as well as historiography. My thesis examined the 1798 Rebellion in Ireland and contrasted its course and suppression with Napoleon’s invasion of Spain and the subsequent Peninsular War.

Sept 2001 – May 2004 University College Dublin, Dublin
BA in History and Archaeology
Grade: 2.1 Honours

Employment

Sept 2019 – Present

Lecture in Modern and Irish history, School of Business and Humanities, Dundalk Institute of Technology

September 2015 – Sept 2019

Historical Researcher for Irish Government Commission of Investigation

September 2013 – Present

Module Co-ordinator UCD Access Learning Centre, Modern Irish History Programme

Module Co-ordinator Life Long Learning Centre, UCD, History Programme

January 2012 – May 2015

Occasional Lecture and Teaching Assistant, School of History, UCD

Consultancy work

In August 2017, I was appointed as an expert curator for RTÉ’s National Treasures project. This was a national crowd-sourcing campaign which culminated in four public roadshows where I helped select objects for an exhibition on the social history of Ireland since 1917 which is being held in the National Museum of Ireland: Country Life. This led to my appearance, each week, on the major four-part RTÉ One television programme, based on the roadshows, which aired in April 2018.

2017-2018: Historical consultant and advisor to Hammerson Group Management Ireland on the 1916 Moore Street battle site redevelopment

Management & Administrative experience

Program Director, Department of Humanities, School of Business & Humanities, Dundalk IT (Sept 2019 to present)

Exam Team Leader/Supervisor, University College Dublin semester exams, RDS (Dec 2009 – Dec 2019)

Curator and advisor for the National Museum of Ireland: Country Life, National Treasures exhibition.

Conference Organiser for Annual Sports History Ireland Society Conference, 2011 – 2015

Academic Administration.
I have extensive experience in all aspects of administration pertaining to lecturing undergraduate courses at third-level. This includes the design and delivery of course lectures and seminars, the management of the courses virtual learning environment pages, the setting and grading of course assignments and end-of-term exams.

Teaching

Module Co-ordinator (Department of Humanities, DkIT)

CULTH 1021– ‘From Treaty to Troika’: Ireland, 1921-2016’: A first year survey module which examines the evolution of Irish life and society in both states on the island of Ireland from their creation to the centenary of the 1916 Rising

CULTH 8026 – ‘Ireland under the Union, 1801-1921: Success and Failure’: An undergraduate first year survey module exploring the political, social, cultural and economic history of the island of Ireland during the 120 years of the Act of Union

CULTH 8013 – ‘The Irish Revolution, 1912-1924: History, Legacy, Memory and Commemoration’: Utilising the rich array of new primary material now online, this module uncovers the events, impact, legacy, popular memory and commemoration of Ireland’s revolutionary period and its impact on ordinary people and everyday life

CULTH 2011 – ‘The Rise of the USA: From the Civil War to the War on Terror: 1850-2016’: A second year undergraduate course which explores the USA’s rise to become the world’s preeminent military, political, economic and cultural superpower

CULTH 8020 – ‘War and Peace: Modern Europe, 1918-2018’: This module examines the political, economic, social and cultural development of Europe over the past century. In particular, it analyses the role of war and the fear of war in shaping European identities and cultures and in promoting European integration

HIST H8001 – 'History and Historians': A first year undergraduate course which provides a chronological and thematic overview of the development and evolution of historiography rom the ancient to the modern world

HISTH 8003 – ‘European Imperialism 1870-1970’: A third year undergraduate course which charts the origins and advance of European imperialism across the world, the subsequent process of European decolonisation and the impact and legacy of all of this on the coloniser and colonised

HISTH8006 – ‘Medieval Ireland’: A third year undergraduate survey course which introduces students to the historical development of Ireland from the Early Medieval to late Medieval eras, from c.400 to c.1500

HISTH 8009 – ‘Radicalism and Revolution: Europe 1789-1917’: A second year optional undergraduate course that explores the history of nineteenth century Europe through the lens of major revolutions, revolutionary movements, radical thinkers and activists.

HISTH 8013 – ‘Great Britain and Britishness since 1945’: An undergraduate third-year course which explores the political, economic and social evolution of British society and its changing role in the international arena since the Second World War

Module Co-ordinator (School of History, UCD)
HIS 31190 – ‘The Totality of Relationship: Anglo-Irish relations, 1798-1998’: An undergraduate third year course which focussed on nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and Irish political and social history.

IRST 30150 – ‘Ireland Uncovered’: An inter-disciplinary module which examines the historical, cultural and societal forces which created the modern Irish nation.

Module Co-ordinator (Access Learning Centre, UCD)
EX 402 – ‘Modern Ireland, 1870-1923’: This overview course explores the origins and broad development of the major political, social, cultural and economic forces which shaped modern Ireland in the crucial fifty year period surrounding the birth of the Irish Free State.

Module Co-ordinator (Lifelong Learning Centre, UCD)
HN 261 – ‘The Irish Revolution, 1918-1924: This course examines Irish political, social and economic life during Ireland’s revolutionary period.

HN 232 – ‘The Irish War of Independence’: This course is run in conjunction with the National Library of Ireland (NLI) and explores the origins, development, course, impact, legacy and commemoration of the Irish independence struggle from 1918-23.

HN 122 – ‘Uncovering 1916’: This course is also run conjunction with the NLI and examines the context, development, course and aftermath of the rebellion as well as issues surrounding its interpretation and commemoration.

HN 193 – ‘Ireland and the Great War, 1914-1918’: Also run in conjunction with the NLI and based on my own research on the influence of the Great War on Irish society, this course examines the complex impact of the Great War on Irish politics and life as well as its commemoration and legacy in the modern Irish state.

HN 187 – ‘A Fatal Influence? Anglo-Irish Relations 1798-1998’: This module focuses on the key political developments and controversies between the governments of Britain and Ireland in these two hundred years.

Modules Lectured on (School of History/School of English, Drama and Film, UCD)
‘History, Myth and Memory in Irish Literature and Culture’: This is a fully accredited course run by the University of California: Berkeley, Study Abroad Programme in conjunction with UCD. This is an inter-disciplinary course which examines the historical and cultural context of modern Irish literature.

‘Ireland, History and Culture’, UCD American Summer High School Programme: A two week introductory course to modern Irish history and culture.

Outreach activities

Media: Television
RTÉ, National Treasurers, Oct 2017 – Dec 2018
TG4, GAA/USA, Mar – Apr 2016

Media: Podcasts

‘The Origins and Development of the GAA, 1884-1924’, Pieces of History Podcast Episodes 9 & 10, July 2020
https://open.spotify.com/episode/1X7Y4xeNuTjz2oBkMWkiUJ

‘Sport in a Time of War: The Great War’s Impact on the GAA, 1914-18’, 2018 Dublin History Festival https://dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/category/podcasts/podcasts-2018/

‘Dublin in 1918’, Near FM, May 2018
http://nearfm.ie/podcast/?p=28181

‘“God Save Ireland”: The Fenian Rebellion of 1867’, 2017 Dublin History Festival https://dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/category/podcasts/podcasts-2017/

Media: Journalism

I have written regularly for the likes of the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Ireland's Own, Kerry's Eye, RTÉ.ie/Brainstorm

Media: Radio

I have contributed regularly to the likes of Newstalk, RTE Radio One; Kerry Radio

Select Public Engagement Presentations

‘The Gaelic Revival, 1880-1914’, Irish History Summit for Leaving Cert Students, 19 January 2021 (Invited lecture)

‘Atrocity and Atonement”: The Civil War and the Rise of Kerry’s Greatest Team, GAA Museum Summer School, 14 August 2020, (Invited lecture)

‘‘Boys Indifferent to the Manly Sports of their Race’: Nationalism and Children’s Sport in Ireland, 1880-1920’, 2019 National Heritage Week, Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire, 18 August 2019 (Invited lecture)

‘The Dawn of Independence: 1919 and its impact on Laois and Rural Leinster’, Laois County Library, 14 May 2019 (Invited lecture)

‘The Ordinary Experience of Extraordinary Times, Ireland 1917-1927’, Glasnevin Museum Spring Seminar Series, 28 Mar 2019 (Invited lecture)

‘Decisions that Defined Modern Ireland: The 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty; the 1925 Shannon Scheme; the 1932 Peaceful Transfer of Government’, 30th Colmcille Winter School, 23 Feb 2019 (Invited Lecture)
‘1919 and the Irish War of Independence: A National and Regional Perceptive’, National Museum of Country Life, 17 Feb 2019 (Invited Lecture)

‘Sport in a Time of War: The Great War’s Impact on the GAA, 1914-18’, 2018 Dublin History Festival, 29 Sept 2018 (Invited Lecture)

‘National Treasures: Uncovering the Ordinary Experience of Extraordinary Times, Ireland 1917-1927’, National Museum of Country Life, 28 July 2018 (Invited Lecture)

‘Sam Maguire’s GAA, 1884 – 1926’, GAA Museum Summer School, 30 June 2018 (Invited Lecture)
‘“God Save Ireland”: The Fenian Rebellion of 1867’, 2017 Dublin History Festival, 11 Oct 2017 (Invited Lecture)

‘Killarney’s Finest Hour? The 1937 All-Ireland Final’, Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 Sept 2017

‘Quenching the Prairie Fire: The Collapse of the GAA in 1890s Ireland’, GAA Museum Summer School, 29 June, 2017 (Invited Lecture)

‘“Casting Away the Camán for the Steel that will Drive the Saxon from our Land”: Sport and Revolution, the GAA and the 1916 Rising’, Hunt Museum Limerick, 29 Apr 2016 (Invited Lecture)

‘On the Lonely Banna Strand: Roger Casement, Kerry and the 1916 Rising’, County Kerry 1916 Centenary Commemoration, Listowel Seanchai Centre, 24 Apr 2016 (Invited Lecture)

‘Players or Patriots? The GAA and the 1916 Rising’, RTÉ Reflecting the Rising, 28 Mar 2016 (Invited Lecture)
‘An Apolitical Association? Richard Blake and the GAA, 1890-1916’, Drumconrath Historical Society, 14 Feb 2016 (Invited Lecture)

‘Sport and Society in Pre-Rising Ireland’, RTÉ, Road to the Rising, Liberty Hall, 6 Apr 2015 (Invited Lecture)

‘An Irish County in a Transformed Nation: Kerry, 1880-1916’, The Daniel O’Connell Summer School, 30 Aug 2014 (Invited Lecture)

‘Quenching the Prairie Fire: The Collapse of the GAA in 1890s Ireland’, National Library of Ireland’s BiblioFiles Lecture Series, 28 May 2014 (Invited Lecture)

Committees & Associations

Member of National Museum of Ireland's Public Affairs Committee

Member of the GAA's Historical Committee.

Historical Team /Adviser, the Irish Museum of Childhood Project

Member of the Editorial Board of the Sport in Society Journal

Former Chairman of the Sports History Ireland society, 2011 -2016

Former Member of the Irish Committee for Historical Sciences

Member of the Irish Association of Professional Historians

Member of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society

Awards

2017 McNamee Award in the provincial media category for the supplement ‘Sport and Revolution: The GAA and the 1916 Rising’ produced in conjunction with the Kerry’s Eye newspaper

2016/17 University College Dublin Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Award

Nominated for 2016/17 University College Dublin Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning Award

Research Funding:
2016: Ranked in second and as runner-up for the National University of Ireland’s Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities for my project; ‘Sport, War and Revolution in Ireland, 1912-24’

2014: Shortlisted for interview for the NUI’s Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities for my project; ‘In Sport and War: Sport, Society and the Great War in Ireland, 1914-18’ Assessment rating: 96.6%

Seed Funding:
€ 353 2013 UCD School of History and Archives (Conference Travel)

Conference Funding Awards:
€500 2011 Seventh Annual Sports History Ireland Conference (Federation for the Associations of the European Capitals and Cities of Sport)

Other activities

Peer Reviewer, Irish Economic and Social History Journal
Peer Reviewer, International Journal of the History of Sport Journal

Publications

Books

McElligott, Richard and David Hassan (eds), A Social and Cultural History of Sport in Ireland (Oxford: Taylor and Francis, 2016)

McElligott, Richard, Forging a Kingdom, The Gaelic Athletic Association in Kerry, 1884-1934 (Cork: Collins Press, 2013)

Book Chapters

McElligott, Richard. ‘The GAA, 1884-1918’ in John Crowley, Mike Cronin, Cormac Moore and Nick Hogan (eds), The Atlas of Irish Sport (Forthcoming: Cork: Cork University Press)

McElligott, Richard. ‘“Every Interest Being Catered For”: Clubs, Societies and Associational Life in Kerry, 1880-1914’, in Maurice Bric, William Nolan and Teresa Nolan (eds), Kerry: History and Society (Dublin: Geography Publications, 2020), pp.447-469.

McElligott, Richard. ‘“A Youth Tainted With the Deadly Poison Of Anglicism”? Sport and Childhood in the Irish Independence Period’, in Ciara Boylan and Ciara Gallagher (eds), Constructions of the Irish Child in the Independence Period, 1910-1940 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), pp. 279-305

McElligott, Richard. ‘“An Abundance of First Class Recruits”: The GAA and the Irish Volunteers, 1913-1915’, in John Crowley, Donal Ó Drisceoil and Mike Murphy (eds), Atlas of the Irish Resolution (Cork: Cork University Press, 2017), pp. 177-180

McElligott, Richard. ‘Sport and Cultural Identity in Ireland, 1890-1906’, in Richard McElligott and David Hassan (eds), A Social and Cultural History of Sport in Ireland (Oxford: Routledge, 2016), pp. 6-30

McElligott, Richard. ‘Rebellion and Revolution: The Kerry GAA, 1914-1918’ in Mary McAuliffe, Bridget McAuliffe and Owen O’Shea (eds), Kerry 1916-Histories & Legacies: A Centenary Record (Dublin: Irish Historical Publications, 2016), pp. 45-54

McElligott, Richard. ‘The GAA, the 1916 Rising and its Aftermath to 1918’, in Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh (ed.), The GAA and Revolution in Ireland: 1913-1923 (Cork: Collins Press, 2015), pp. 129-152

Peer Reviewed Journals

McElligott, Richard. ‘“Boys Indifferent to the Manly Sports of their Race”: Nationalism and Children’s Sport in Ireland, 1880-1920’, in Irish Studies Review (2019)

McElligott, Richard and Hassan, David (eds), Sport in Society: Special Issue, Sport in Ireland – Social and Historical Perspectives, Vol. XIX, No. 1 (January, 2016)

McElligott, Richard. ‘Contesting the Fields of Play: The Gaelic Athletic Association and the Battle for Popular Sport in Ireland, 1890-1906’, in Sport in Society: Special Issue, Sport in Ireland – Social and Historical Perspectives, Vol. XIX, No. 1 (January, 2016), pp.3-24.

McElligott, Richard. ‘Quenching the Prairie Fire: The Collapse of the GAA in 1890s Ireland’, in Irish Economic and Social History, Vol. XLI (2014), pp. 54-73.

McElligott, Richard. ‘1916 and the Radicalisation of the GAA’, in Eire-Ireland, Vol. XLVIII, No. 1-2 (Spring/Summer, 2013), pp. 95-111.

McElligott, Richard. ‘Richard Blake and the Resurrection of the GAA’, in Ríocht na Midhe, Records of the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society, Vol. XXIV (2013), pp. 256-69.

McElligott, Richard. ‘Politics or Play? The Tralee GAA Sports of 1885 and the Fight for Irish Athletics’, in Journal of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society, Series II, Vol. X (2010), pp. 148-62.

Other Journals

McElligott, Richard. ‘The Radicalisation of the GAA after 1916’, in History Ireland: 1916-18 Changed Utterly, Ireland After the Rising (2017), pp. 53-57.

McElligott, Richard. ‘The GAA and the Irish Volunteers’, in The Irish Story, 23 May 2014.

McElligott, Richard. ‘A Good Ship Going Down with the Tide, The Collapse of the GAA in the 1890s’, in Scolaire Staire, Volume II, Issue I (Spring, 2012), pp. 8-14.

McElligott, Richard. ‘Degenerating, from Sterling Irishmen into Contemptible West Britons: The GAA and Rugby Football in Kerry, 1885-1905.’, in History Ireland, Vol. XIX, No. IV (July/August, 2011), pp. 28-31.

Published reports

Co-authored the Final Report of the Irish Mother and Baby Homes Commission, January 2021

Electronic Publications

McElligott, Richard, ‘The GAA and the Irish Volunteers’, The Irish Story, 23 May 2014.

Other

Select Journalism:
Article: ‘The War on the Ground in 1921’, Ireland’s Own, 1921-2021 Souvenir Edition, Apr 2021

Article: ‘How controversy reigned when Kerry and Dublin clashed in 1893’, RTÉ.ie/Brainstorm, uploaded 11 September 2019

Article: ‘The story of Ardnacrusha's “quiet revolution”’, RTÉ.ie/Brainstorm, uploaded 22 July 2019
Articles: ‘1919 Timeline of Events’; ‘Building Independence: The Irish Counter-State, 1919 – 1921’; ‘Constance Markievicz’, Ireland’s Own, 1919-2019 Souvenir Edition, Apr 2019

Article: ‘A Century on, GAA Honours the Fallen Gaels of the Great War’, Irish Independent, 10 Nov 2018
Blog: ‘National Treasures: Sport and Identity’, RTÉ.ie/Culture, uploaded 24 Apr 2018

Article: ‘Sonia O’Sullivan was Almost the Perfect Irish Hero’, The Journal.ie, 8 Apr 2018

Blog: ‘National Treasures – Creating a People's History of Ireland’, RTÉ.ie/Culture, uploaded 28 Mar 2018

Articles: ‘The Making of a Statesman: Éamon de Valera 1916-1918’; ‘The “German Plot”, May 1918’; ‘The Gaelic Sunday Protest, 1918’ , Ireland’s Own, 1918-2018 Souvenir Edition, Apr 2018

Article: ‘Today in Irish History: 17 December 1877, the Release of Michael Davitt’, Ireland’s Own, Christmas Annual, Dec 2017

Article: ‘The 1937 All-Ireland Final: Killarney’s Finest Hour’, Kerry’s Eye, 12 Oct 2017

Article: ‘Tomas Ashe: The Lost Revolutionary Leader’, Ireland’s Own, 1917-2017 Souvenir Edition, Apr 2017

Article: ‘Champions of the World’: Unbeaten Kerry’s First Golden Years’, Irish Examiner, 17 Mar 2017

Article: ‘On This Day in History: The Establishment of the IRB, 17 March 1858’, Ireland’s Own, St Patrick’s Day Souvenir Edition, Mar 2017

Article, ‘Two Leaders Lost: The Deaths of Griffith and Collins’, The Revolution Papers 1916-1923, Part 48, 29 Nov 2016

Articles, ‘The GAA and the 1916 Rising in Leinster’; ‘The GAA and the 1916 Rising in Munster’, The GAA’s Division One and Two National Football Finals Commemorative Match Programme, 24 Apr, 2016

Supplement, ‘Sport and Revolution: The Kerry GAA and the 1916 Rising’, Kerry’s Eye, 21 Apr 2016

Article, ‘Gaelic Sunday, 1918’, The Revolution Papers 1916-1923, Part 16, 19 Apr 2016

Article, ‘Gaelic Football Finds its Feet Amid 1916 Rebellion against Empire’, Irish Times, 16 Apr 2016

Article: ‘Finally, We Have Remembered 1916 in a Way that is Measured and Inclusive of all Our History’, Irish Independent, 1916-2016 Centenary Celebration Supplement, 28 Mar 2016

Article: ‘Public Interest Can Be Harnessed to Apply Aspirations of Rising to Our Modern Society’, Irish Independent, 26 Mar 2016

Article: ‘Sport and Revolution: The GAA and the 1916 Rising’, Ireland’s Own, Easter Rising Souvenir Edition, Mar 2016

Article: ‘Thomas Kent: Agrarian Agitator to Forgotten Volunteer’, Irish Independent, 1916 Collection Part 10: Terence MacSwiney and the Legacy of the Rising, 3 Mar 2016

Article: ‘The Accidental Front-Liners’, Irish Independent, 1916 Collection Part 6: James Connolly and the Six-Day Rebellion, 7 Jan 2016

Article: ‘The Proclamation’, Irish Independent, 1916 Collection Part 5: Eamonn Ceannt and the Rising Erupts, 10 Dec 2015

Article: ‘A League Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Gaelic League and 1916’, Irish Independent, 1916 Collection Part 4: Seán MacDiarmada and the Leaders of the Rising, 26 Nov 2015

Article: ‘Plans for a Rising: Setting a Date’, Irish Times, Century: The Years That Shaped Modern Ireland, Eighth Supplement: ‘Dragons Stirring, Ireland Six Months Before the Rising, 18 Nov 2015

Article: ‘Planning the Rebellion’, Irish Independent, 1916 Collection Part 3: Planning the Rebellion, 12 Nov 1915

Article: ‘Revolution is in the Air’, Irish Independent, 1916 Collection Part 2: Joseph Plunkett and Assembling the Armies, 29 Oct 1915

Article: ‘More of an Orator than a Military Leader’, Irish Independent, Part 1: Patrick Pearse and the Road to Rebellion, 16 Oct 1915

Article: ‘The World's Greatest Ship Sunk by a Torpedo’, Irish Independent, Lusitania 100 Special Supplement, 25 Apr 2015

Article: ‘Cry of a GAA Chairman as Troops Prepared for War’, Irish Independent, 1 Feb 2015
Article: ‘The Christmas Truce of 1914’ Irish Independent, 11 Dec 2014
Article: ‘The GAA and the Great War’, Sunday Times, 9 Nov 2014
Article: ‘Kerry Loss put Rising at Risk’, Irish Examiner, 23 Dec 2013
Article: ‘Mayo's Lost All Ireland’, Mayo News, 10 Dec 2013
Article: ‘The 1925 All Ireland Championship’, Anglo-Celt, 28 Nov 2013
Article: ‘Cynical Play? Kerry are Old Hands at it’, Irish Examiner, 20 Aug 2013

Article: ‘Pivotal Role in the Kerry Troubles’, Irish Times, Century: The Years That Shaped Modern Ireland, Third Supplement: ‘Stories for the Revolution 1913-1923’, 23 May 2013

Article: ‘Kerry’s First County Championship’, Kerryman, 26 Oct 2011