Dr Eoin Ă“ Donnchadha is a historian, educator and researcher based in Dublin, Ireland. Eoin holds a first-class honours Bachelor of Business Studies degree from Dublin City University (2008), a first-class honours Master of Arts degree in history and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in history from the School of History, University College Dublin (2010 & 2018 respectively). He also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Buckingham (2017) and a first-class honours Professional Master of Education degree from Trinity College Dublin (2020).
Eoin is a former tutor of undergraduate history in the UCD School of History (2011-2016), while he currently lectures on an occasional basis in UCD (since 2019). Eoin tutors and supervises postgraduate research as an adjunct faculty member at Hibernia College (since 2020). Moreover, he teaches history, business and economics on a part-time basis in a post-primary setting and holds Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills (QTLS) and fellowship status with the UK’s Society for Education & Training. Eoin has won a number of awards relating to both his research and teaching: a UCD School of History MA Scholarship Award (2009); an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship (2012-15); and a John O’Connor BSTAI Award for Excellence in Business Studies Teaching. Eoin’s research interests are multidisciplinary, but focus primarily on history and education studies.
During his studies Eoin presented aspects of his research at various talks and conferences, including the Irish Conference of Medievalists (2013). Most recently, in September 2021, Eoin took part in the Dublin Festival of History, delivering a talk on local and family history for Kevin Street library. Eoin has also contributed as a volunteer to the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of the Irish Language ‘Spreading the Word(s)’ educational resources project and the Dublin City Council Culture Company & 14 Henrietta Street’s Resources for Schools initiative (both in 2020). As an early career researcher who has placed a strong emphasis on education in his professional development thus far, Eoin is now in the process of preparing research for publication. A number of Eoin’s poems, which are sometimes inspired by history, have been published previously.
|Areas of expertise||
Early medieval Irish history (including poets, their identity, education and operation); history of education; Irish family history & genealogy; teaching & learning; pedagogy & curriculum (history, economics, business studies, development education); economic sociology of education; qualitative methods; professional ethics; initial teacher education
early medieval; medieval; medieval Irish; social identity; poets; poetry; professions; Old Irish; Early Irish; genealogy; genealogies; family history; history of education; pedagogy; schools; teaching and learning
Eoin Ă“ Donnchadha
|Peer Reviewed Journals||
‘[Untitled review]’, Peritia 26 (2015), 226-229.
‘What the Doctor Ordered’?: An Initial Exploration into the Human Capital Contributions and Impact of Doctoral Education on the Professional Operation of Teachers in Post- Primary Schools in Ireland’ Unpublished PME thesis. (Trinity College Dublin, 2020)
‘Statement Regarding the Significance and Development of the Site at Beechpark, Scholarstown Rd, Knocklyon, Dublin 16’. Public statement. [available at: http://www.researchgate.net/publication/343796873_Statement_regarding_the_significance_and_development_of_the_site_at_Beechpark_Scholarstown_Rd_Knocklyon_Dublin_16%5D (2018)
‘Fotha Filed Foglaim, Dliged DĂşaine DĂşas: The Social Identity and Operation of Early Irish Filid c. 600-1100 A.D.’ Unpublished PhD thesis. (University College Dublin, 2016)
‘Filid i Sanas Cormaic: A Picture of Pragmatic Professionals’. Unpublished MA thesis. (University College Dublin, 2010)