Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
NUIG (on leave)
Website URL
Irish History, Oral History, Songs/Ballads, Ethnography, Memory Studies, Irish Traditional Culture, Heroes/Historical Figures in the Song Tradition, Representations of Women in Song, Folklore Studies
Additional Contact Information
I am available to speak at any time with regards to my areas of research;, however, I would need some notice as I work a full-time job during the week.

Personal Info

About Me


  • Gold Winner – Best in Educational (New York Festival’s World’s Best Radio Programme 2014)
  • Shortlist (Episode 6 – The Female Hero) Best Musical Programme (Celtic Media Festival 2014)
  • IRCHSS (now IRC) Government of Ireland Scholar (2009-2012)

Languages – Irish (singing, reading, and translating – mainly songs and academic articles)


Professional Memberships

St. Michael’s GAA

Coach (U12 Ladies – LGFA Garda Vetted)
2018 – Current

Connacht Rugby

Supervisor Steward (Garda Vetted)
2014 – Current

TribesmenGAA (Official Supporters’ Club)

Social Media Administrator

Oral History Network of Ireland (OHNI)

Communications Committee (2016-Current)
Board of Directors (October 2016)
Steering Committee/Social Media Coordinator (2012-2016)
The Oral History Network of Ireland (ONHI)
President Michael D. Higgins – Patron


Public Talks/Workshops

  • ‘Songs of Labour, War, and Revolution’ – Galway’s Great Read Series, Galway City and County Libraries (November 2016)
  • ‘Songs of Labour, War, and Revolution’ – ‘Talking About a Revolution – Galway International Heritage Conference (October 2016)
  • ‘Collecting Traditions’ (Workshop) – ONHI Conference/UCC (October 2016)
  • ‘Songs of Labour, War, and Revolution’ – Culture Night, Kilbeacanty, Galway (September 2016)
  • Panel (Chair) ‘Rebel Songs and Identity’ – First Thought Talks, Galway International Arts Festival (July 2016)
  • ‘Songs of Labour, War, and Revolution’ – NUIG ‘Place, Identity & Conflict’ Conference (July 2016)
  • ‘A Woman’s Place: The Female Hero’ – International Ballad Conference, University of Limerick (July 2016)
  • Cuireadóir and the Music of Freedom’ – ‘A Heart That is Free’, Cork Opera House (June 2016)
  • ‘Who Fears to Sing of 1916’ – Teagasc Farming and Country Life Festival, Athenry (June 2016)
  • Fingal County Council 1916 Memorabilia Days – Oral History/Interview Assessment (Spring 2016)
  • ‘The 1916 Song Project’ – (April/May 2016)
  • ‘Letters as Oral History’ – NUI Galway/Letters of 1916 (November 2015)
  • ‘Who Fears to Sing of 1916’ – Galway 1916 Committee (November 2015)
  • ‘A Woman’s Place: The Female Hero’ – South Sligo Singers Group (October 2015)
  • ‘Perspectives’ (Workshop) – OHNI Conference/TCD (September 2015)



  • ‘Telling Stories: Interpreting Cultural Heritage’ (3-Day) – Heritage Council, Kilkenny (2015)
  • ‘Doc-on-One’ (2-Day) – RTÉ, Donnybrook, Dublin (2015)
  • ‘Heritage Week Training’ – Dublin Castle/Heritage Council (2015)
  • ‘Social Media for Business’ – Athena Media, The Digital Hub, Dublin (2015)
Recent Publications


  • Farming & Country Life 1916 (Contributor) – Teagasc (July 2016)
  • Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland (Contributor) – UCD Press (Launch – President Higgins, October 2013)
Media Coverage
RTÉ Radio One 'Herosongs: Where History and Song Meet' (2013)
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Expertise by Topic
Public History, Rebellion & Revolution, Women