My main areas of interest are the economic, social, political and military aspects of Ireland and in particular Sligo in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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Local history studies.
I am a graduate of NUI Maynooth where I was awarded a PhD under the supervision of Prof. RV Comerford. I was also awarded a BA, an MA in Culture & Colonialism and a Higher Diploma in Education from NUI Galway.
Former Leaving and Junior Certificate History teacher.
Former Lecturer in Diploma in Folklore & Heritage of the North West & MA Historical & heritage Studies of the North West, St Angelaâ€™s College, Sligo.
22 September 2022 – â€˜Impact of the Civil War on the Protestant community in Sligoâ€™. Exploring the Civil War in Sligo. Hawkâ€™s Well Theatre, Sligo.
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Fellowship of the National University of Ireland
The Protestant community in Sligo, 1914-49 (Dublin, 2010).
Sligo in the Eighteenth Century (Sligo, 2021)
Chapter Twelve, â€˜The importance of fraternities and social clubs for the Protestant community in Sligo, 1914-1949â€™ in Jennifer Kelly & R.V. Comerford (eds.), Associational culture in Ireland and Abroad (Dublin, 2010).
â€˜P.R. & the Sligo borough election of 1919â€™ in History Ireland, xvii, No. 3 (May/June 2009).
â€˜The Sligo Volunteers, 1778-93â€™ in Corran Herald, 2021/2022, pp 11-15.
â€˜When Sligo Starved in the Eighteenth Centuryâ€™ in Corran Herald, 2022/2023, pp 7-14.
â€˜A Selection of Sporting Activities in Eighteenth Century Sligoâ€™ in Corran Herald, 2023/2024, pp 8-12.