Research Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Irish History, Trinity College Dublin and James Flaherty Scholarship Fellow with the Irish-Canada University Foundation, at the Department of Irish Studies , University of Concordia, Montreal.
|Areas of expertise||
Irish war of independence and civil war, local history, Kerry, counter-revolutionary violence, revolutionary violence, British reprisals in Ireland
Irish war of independence, Irish civil war, reprisals
Thomas Earls FitzGerald (Graduate Historian)
Ireland in the twentieth Century, HI2132, TCD, Hilary Term, 2014.
Irish Research Council postgraduate funding award (2013-2017)
‘Comparing the dynamics of insurgency and counter-insurgency in Ireland, 1919-21 in comparison with South Africa 1899-1902’ at the Irish rebellion and militancy in a transnational perspective, University of Birbeck, 14th June 2018.
‘Republican policing in the Spring and Summer of 1920 in County Kerry’ at the Dublin History Postgraduate Conference, at the Long Room Hub in TCD. 7th May, 2016.
‘Violence against women in Ireland 1919-21’ at the XV INTERNATIONAL AEDEI CONFERENCE: Revolution/Evolution/Involution in 20th – and 21st – Century Ireland, University of Zaragoza, Spain, 26-28 May 2016.
‘Experiences of women during the Irish war of independence’, Irish History Students Association annual conference, National University of Ireland Galway, 20 February 2016.
Today in Irish history: The Headford ambush, 21 March 1921, piece on the largest military engagement of the Irish war of independence in Kerry, for the Irish story website, 21 March 2017
‘Guerilla Days in Kerry’, an interview on my work on the war of Independence and civil war in County Kerry with John Dorney of the Irish Story website, 2 February 2017.
‘The war of independence in Kerry’, summary of the war independence in Kerry, for the Irish story website, 2 December 2016.
Appearance as part of a panel discussion on Kerry and the 1916 Rising, Rose Hotel Tralee, 22nd April 2016.
Appearance on Radio Kerry as part of a panel discussion on Kerry and the 1916 Rising, 20th April 2016.
'Reactions and Experiences of the Easter Rising', talk 1st March 2016, Rush Library, County Dublin.
'The Dawn is very near now – Advanced Nationalism and Motivations behind the Easter Rising" talk , 13 Oct 2015, Rush Library, County Dublin.
'Spies and informers' in west Cork 1921' in David Fitzpatrick (editor) Terror in Ireland 1916-1923 (Dublin, 2012).
|Peer Reviewed Journals||
‘The Kilorglin town crowd were no good’. Conceptualisations of civilians by the IRA in the Irish war of independence, Nordic Journal of Irish Studies, February 2019.
Since 2013 I have been a frequent contributor to the Dublin Review of Books, and other online journals, reviewing both academic and popular publications relating to the Irish revolution, Catholic history and the Northern Irish troubles. Some of my reviews have provoked quite spirited responses from the authors.