Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
University of Limerick, Ireland
Modern Ireland, musical culture and identity, cultural heritage, country houses and landed estates, arts education
Additional Contact Information

Personal Info

About Me

Lecturer in History and Director of the MA in Public History & Cultural Heritage at the University of Limerick.

The MA in Public History & Cultural Heritage, beginning in September 2018, is offered as a one year full-time or two-year part-time online/blended postgraduate degree programme. Details:

My own work includes public history and heritage interpretation projects, most notably with the Office of Public Works, as well as contributions to regional and national radio and television programmes.

My research interests lie in the cultural and social history of Ireland in the long nineteenth century, focusing on processes of individual and collective identity formation. I have a particular interest in socio-economic and political aspects of music history, particularly the roles that music has played in Irish nation-building. I also explore the social life and musical culture of country houses in Ireland and have received grants and awards for this work from the Irish Research Council and the Royal Irish Academy.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Public History, Rural & Agrarian History, Women