About me




I am currently working on my PhD on civilian experiences of the Irish revolution 1918-1923 in the Long Room Hub at Trinity College Dublin.


Spies and informers 1919-21; reprisals 1919-21; west Cork 1919-21; Kerry 1919-21; I.R.A. 1919-21.

Member Details

Full Name

Thomas Earls FitzGerald (Graduate Historian)

Membership Type

Graduate Historian



Teaching Assistant, TCD, HI2132, Ireland in the 20th Century
Teaching Assistant, TCD, H12119, Europe since 1914: Cataclysm and renewal


Irish Research Council postgraduate funding award (2013-2017)
My paper 'Experiences of women during the Anglo-Irish war' won the prize for best paper on the Irish War of Independence at the Irish History Students Association Annual Conference held in NUIG, 20th February 2016.

Other activities

Lecture 'The Dawn is very near now – Advanced Nationalism and Motivations behind the Easter Rising" Tue, 13 Oct 2015, Rush Library, County Dublin.
Lecture 'Reactions and Experiences of the Easter Rising' Tue, 1st March 2016, Rush Library 2016.
Appearance on Radio Kerry as part of a panel discussion on Kerry and the 1916 Rising, 20th April 2016
Appearance as part of a panel discussion on Kerry and the 1916 Rising, Rose Hotel Tralee, 22nd April 2016.
Conference paper on Republican policing in the Spring and Summer of 1920 in County Kerry at the Dublin Postgraduate Conference, at the Long Room Hub in TCD. 7th May, 2016
Conference paper paper on 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).


Book Chapters

'Spies and informers' in west Cork 1921' in David Fitzpatrick (editor) Terror in Ireland 1916-1923 (Dublin, 2012).
"…arise and take your place among the nations of the earth" Kerry, geo-politics and the 1916 Rising' in Mary MacAuliffe, Bridget MacAuliffe and Owen O'Shea ( editors) Kerry 1916: Histories and legacies of the Easter Rising. A centenary record (Kerry, 2016)


'Rebel Cork' review of John Borgonovo's Dynamics of war and revolution: Cork city 1916-1918 (Cork, 2013) in the Dublin Review of Books, Issue 43, October 21st, 2013.
‘The Insurrectionist’ review of Brian Feeney’s Sean MacDiarmada: 16 Lives (Dublin, 2014) in the Dublin Review of Books, Issue 59, Sept 1st, 2014.
'Lost Leaders' review of Shane Kenna's Thomas MacDonagh: 16 Lives (Dublin 2014) and Mary Gallagher's Eamonn Ceannt: 16 Lives ( Dublin, 2014) in the Dublin Review of Books, Issue 71, October 2015.
'The Risen People' review of Michael Barry's Courage boys we are winning. An illustrated history of 1916 ( Dublin 2015) in the Dublin Review of Books, Issue 73, December 2015.
'Half the Man' review of Ruan O'Donnell's Patrick Pearse. 16 Lives ( Dublin, 2016) in the Dublin Review of Books, Issue 77, April 2016.