Donal O Drisceoil

Lecturer
History
School of History, Ucc

T: +353 21 490 3048
E: D.ODriscoll@ucc.ie
Lecturer
History
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
F: +353 21 490 3048
E: d.odriscoll@ucc.ie
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I have been lecturing in the Department of History since 1997. In that time I have played an active role as a teacher, researcher and administrator within the department, while also contributing to college, Cork and Irish life in variety of ways. Central to my activities has been the popularisation of history: within the university at all levels, at second level, among community groups and historical societies, and through the media. In the latter regard, I am a regular contributor to historical documentaries on television and radio, most prominently the highly-acclaimed and popular The Burning of Cork (2005). I worked as historical advisor on the award-winning film of the Irish revolution, The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006), and the forthcoming Jimmy's Hall (dir. Ken Loach), which tells the story of the  Leitrim communist Jim Gralton, deported from Ireland in 1933.

My co-authored history of Murphy's Brewery (with Diarmuid O Drisceoil) has become an established part of the literature on Cork history and brewing in Ireland and Britain; this will be supplemented by a new history of Cork's other brewery, Beamish and Crawford, in the near future. Our co-authored history of Cork's English Market was one of the best-selling local history books of recent years and has received high praise for bringing local history writing and production to a new scholarly level, and has become a very popular topic with local history societies. In 2011 we published a history of Cork airport to mark its fiftieth anniversary.

My interest in labour history is reflected in my editorship of the Irish labour history journal Saothar (2006-2010) and the first published collection of scholarly essays on the history of the Irish working class (Politics and the Irish Working Class, 1830-1945, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2005, with Fintan Lane.). My biography of Peadar O'Donnell and continuing research into the life and times of Cork trade unionist, journalist and revolutionary Tadg Barry encapsulate all of my research interests in two fascinating historical figures. I am currently writing up my research into modern Irish media and literary censorship, cultural and political , under the title 'Censorship, Literature and the Media in Twentieth-Century Ireland'. My teaching reflects the range of my research, including a seminar on radical politics in Ireland, an MA course on Irish media history, and the  MA in Local History.


Research Interests

•Irish Media History
•Irish Political History
•History of the Irish Revolution
•Irish Labour History
•Cork Local History
•Censorship in 20th Century Ireland

My research into censorship in Ireland during the Second World War (Censorship in Ireland 1939-1945: Neutrality, Politics and Society, Cork University Press, Cork, 1996) is universally regarded as the definitive and standard work on the topic and has influenced and informed all subsequent work on the Emergency period. I have expanded that research in two directions: into the broader area of wartime politics, and specifically labour and class politics. The latter ( see especially ‘‘Whose Emergency is it?': wartime politics and the Irish working class, 1939-45' in F. Lane and D. Ó Drisceoil (eds), Politics and the Irish Working Class 1830-1945 (Palgrave,2005) has broadened and deepened out understanding of mid-20th century Irish politics and opened up avenues of research for others in the field. The other development has been the broadening of my focus on censorship beyond the war period. This work will be incorporated into a major book on media and literary censorship in twentieth-century Ireland which will, I am confident, become another standard text. I have already contributed a thematic essay on the topic to the Oxford University Press Irish Book in English 1890-2000, Volume 5.

My work on local history has been highly successful and popular. My co-authored history of Murphy's Brewery (with Diarmuid O Drisceoil) has become an established part of the literature on Cork history and brewing in Ireland and Britain; this will be supplemented by a new history of Cork's other brewery, Beamish and Crawford, in the near future. Our co-authored history of Cork's English Market was one of the best-selling local history books of recent years and has received high praise for bringing local history writing and production to a new scholarly level, and has become a very popular topic with local history societies. In 2011 we published a history of Cork airport to mark its fiftieth anniversary.

My biography of Peadar O'Donnell, and associated articles on this writer and revolutionary, is regarded as the best treatment so far, and is widely cited. I brought my research on O'Donnell to bear on my work as advisor to the award-winning film The Wind that Shakes the Barley, the most successful Irish film of all time, which has created a healthy historical and popular debate on the issues it raises. My work on the highly popular TV documentary The Burning of Cork is another example of how one's research can have a fruitful impact beyond the academy. I have continued my interest in the revolutionary years, mainly through research into forgotten Cork revolutionary Tadg Barry, which has formed the basis of a number of public lectures, an article, a pamphlet and documentary, and will eventually result in a biography in book form. I have recently re-joined forces with Ken Loach and Paul Laverty as advisor on their new film, Jimmy's Hall, based on the story of Jimmy Gralton, the Leitrim communist who was deported from Ireland in 1933, and have begun work on an exciting new project - The Atlas of the Irish Revolution - with John Crowley and Mike Murphy - due out in 2015.


Books

YearPublication
(2011)Fifty Years Have Flown: The History of Cork Airport.
O Drisceoil, Donal and O Drisceoil, Diarmuid; (2011) Fifty Years Have Flown: The History of Cork Airport. Cork: Collins Press. [Details]
(2005)Serving a City: The Story of Cork's English Market.
O Drisceoil, Donal and O Drisceoil, Diarmuid; (2005) Serving a City: The Story of Cork's English Market. : The Collins Press. [Details]
(2001)Peadar O'Donnell.
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2001) Peadar O'Donnell. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(1997)The Murphy's Story: The History of Lady's Well Brewery, Cork [B5302].
O Drisceoil, Donal and O Drisceoil, Diarmuid; (1997) The Murphy's Story: The History of Lady's Well Brewery, Cork [B5302]. : Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited. [Details]
(1996)Censorship in Ireland 1939-1945: Neutrality, Politics and Society [B5300].
O Drisceoil, Donal; (1996) Censorship in Ireland 1939-1945: Neutrality, Politics and Society [B5300]. : Cork University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2004)'Concluding Thoughts'
O'Driscoll, Mervyn; (2004) 'Concluding Thoughts' In: Dermot Keogh and Mervyn O'Driscoll (eds). Ireland in World War Two: Neutrality and Survival. [No details]
(2006)'The Irish Revolution: From War of Independence to Civil War'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2006) 'The Irish Revolution: From War of Independence to Civil War' In: Carroll, Dominic (eds). The Wind that Shakes the Barley: A Screenplay. Cork: Galley head Press. [No details]
(2011)'A Dark Chapter: Censorship and the Irish Writer'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2011) 'A Dark Chapter: Censorship and the Irish Writer' In: The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume 5. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [No details]
(2011)'Frank O'Connor and Irish Literary Censorship'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2011) 'Frank O'Connor and Irish Literary Censorship' In: Censorship across Borders: The Reception of English Literature in Twentieth-Century Europe. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press. [No details]
(2009)'Foreword'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2009) 'Foreword' In: Hidden Cork. Dublin and Cork: Mercier Press. [No details]
(2009)'Introduction'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2009) 'Introduction' In: Over the Counter: Cork's Retail Heritage. Dublin and Cork: Mercier press. [No details]
(2005)'Murphy's Brewery'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2005) 'Murphy's Brewery' In: Crowley, John, Devoy, Robert, Linehan, Denis and O'Flanagan, Patrick (eds). Atlas of Cork City. [No details]
(2005)'Conflict and War, 1914-23'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2005) 'Conflict and War, 1914-23' In: Crowley, John, Devoy, Robert, Linehan, Denis and O'Flanagan, Patrick (eds). Atlas of Cork City. [No details]
(2005)''The best banned in the land': Censorship and Irish writing since 1950'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2005) ''The best banned in the land': Censorship and Irish writing since 1950' In: McDonald, Ronan (eds). The Yearbook of English Studies: Irish Writing Since 1950. [No details]
(2005)''Whose Emergency is it?': wartime politics and the Irish working class, 1939-45'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2005) ''Whose Emergency is it?': wartime politics and the Irish working class, 1939-45' In: Lane, Fintan and O Drisceoil, Donal (eds). Politics and the Irish Working Class, 1830-1945. [No details]
(2005)'Introduction'
Donal Ó Drisceoil ; (2005) 'Introduction' In: Fintan Lane and Donal Ó Drisceoil (eds). Politics and the Irish Working Class, 1830-1945. Basingstoke: Palgrave. [No details]
(2004)'Keeping the temperature down: domestic politics in Emergency Ireland'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2004) 'Keeping the temperature down: domestic politics in Emergency Ireland' In: Keogh, Dermot and O'Driscoll, Mervyn (eds). Ireland in World War Two: Neutrality and Survival. [No details]
(2004)'Guinness Brewing Company'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2004) 'Guinness Brewing Company' In: Donnelly, James S (eds). Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture. [No details]
(2004)'Brewing and Distilling'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2004) 'Brewing and Distilling' In: Donnelly, James S (eds). Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture. [No details]
(2003)'The 'Irregular and Bolshie situation': Republicanism and Communism, 1921-36'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2003) 'The 'Irregular and Bolshie situation': Republicanism and Communism, 1921-36' In: McGarry, Fearghal (eds). Republicanism in Modern ireland. [No details]
(2001)'Ireland: Church and State'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2001) 'Ireland: Church and State' In: Jones, Derek (eds). Censorhip: A World Encyclopedia. [No details]
(2001)'Ireland: Neutrality during World War II'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2001) 'Ireland: Neutrality during World War II' In: Jones, Derek (eds). Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. [No details]
(2001)'Sean O'Faolain'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2001) 'Sean O'Faolain' In: Jones, Derek (eds). Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. [No details]
(2001)'Neutrality in War'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2001) 'Neutrality in War' In: Jones, Derek (eds). Censorship: A World Encycopedia. [No details]
(2000)'Censorship as propaganda: the neutralisation of Irish public opinion during the Second World War'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2000) 'Censorship as propaganda: the neutralisation of Irish public opinion during the Second World War' In: Girvin, Brian and Roberts, Geoffrey (eds). Ireland and the Second World War: Politics, Society and Remembrance. [No details]
(1997)'`Jews and Other Undesirables': Anti-Semitism in Neutral Ireland During the Second World War [B5303]'
O'Drisceoil, Donal; (1997) '`Jews and Other Undesirables': Anti-Semitism in Neutral Ireland During the Second World War [B5303]' In: Under the Belly of the Tiger: Class, Race, Identity and Culture in the Global Ireland. [No details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2005)
Lane, Fintan and O Drisceoil, Donal (Ed.). (2005) Politics and the Irish Working Class, 1830-1945. Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2010)'Review: Paul McMahon, British Spies and Irish Rebels'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2010) 'Review: Paul McMahon, British Spies and Irish Rebels' [Details]
(2009)'Framing the Irish revolution: Ken Loach's The Wind that Shakes the Barley'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2009) 'Framing the Irish revolution: Ken Loach's The Wind that Shakes the Barley' [Details]
(2009)'Editors' introduction'
O Drisceoil, Donal, Goss, Van, McGrady, Conor; (2009) 'Editors' introduction' [Details]
(2008)'Labour Lives: Tadgh Barry (1885-1921)'
Donal O'Drisceoil; (2008) 'Labour Lives: Tadgh Barry (1885-1921)' [Details]
(2008)'Review: Claire Hutton, That Neutral Island: A Cultural History of Ireland During the Second World War (London, 2007)'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2008) 'Review: Claire Hutton, That Neutral Island: A Cultural History of Ireland During the Second World War (London, 2007)' [Full Text] [Details]
(2008)'Review: John Borgonovo, Spies, Informers and the `Anti-Sinn Féin Society': The Intelligence War in Cork City, 1920-1921 (Dublin, 2007)'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2008) 'Review: John Borgonovo, Spies, Informers and the `Anti-Sinn Féin Society': The Intelligence War in Cork City, 1920-1921 (Dublin, 2007)' [Details]
(2007)'Review: Kevin Rockett, Irish Film Censorship: A cultural journey from silent cinema to internet pornography (Dublin, 2004) and Mary Corcoran and Mark O'Brien (eds), Political censorship and the democratic state: the Irish broadcasting ban (Dublin, 2005)'
o Drisceoil, Donal; (2007) 'Review: Kevin Rockett, Irish Film Censorship: A cultural journey from silent cinema to internet pornography (Dublin, 2004) and Mary Corcoran and Mark O'Brien (eds), Political censorship and the democratic state: the Irish broadcasting ban (Dublin, 2005)' [Details]
(2006)'Neither Friend Nor Foe? Irish Neutrality in the Second World War'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2006) 'Neither Friend Nor Foe? Irish Neutrality in the Second World War' [Full Text] [Details]
(2005)''The best banned in the land': Censorship and Irish Writing since 1950'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2005) ''The best banned in the land': Censorship and Irish Writing since 1950' [Full Text] [Details]
(2005)'Review: Peter Hart, The IRA at War 1916-1923 (Oxford, 2003)'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2005) 'Review: Peter Hart, The IRA at War 1916-1923 (Oxford, 2003)' [Details]
(2005)'Review: Mártín Ó Catháin, A Wee Black Book of Belfast Anarchism (Belfast, 2004) and Jack White, Misfit: A Revolutionary Life (Dublin, 2005)'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2005) 'Review: Mártín Ó Catháin, A Wee Black Book of Belfast Anarchism (Belfast, 2004) and Jack White, Misfit: A Revolutionary Life (Dublin, 2005)' [Details]
(2003)''My pen is just a weapon': politics, history and the fiction of Peadar O'Donnell'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2003) ''My pen is just a weapon': politics, history and the fiction of Peadar O'Donnell' [Details]
(2003)'Shadow and substance: the Irish revolution and its aftermath'
Donal O'Drisceoil; (2003) 'Shadow and substance: the Irish revolution and its aftermath' [Details]
(2001)'A Very Irish Revolutionary'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2001) 'A Very Irish Revolutionary' [Details]
(2001)'Review: Christy Moore, One Voice: My Life in Song (London 2000)'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2001) 'Review: Christy Moore, One Voice: My Life in Song (London 2000)' [Details]
(1999)'Review: Joost Augusteijn (ed.), Ireland in the 1930s: New Perspectives (Dublin, 1999)'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (1999) 'Review: Joost Augusteijn (ed.), Ireland in the 1930s: New Perspectives (Dublin, 1999)' [Details]
(1996)'`Moral Neutrality': Censorship in Emergency Ireland'
O'Drisceoil, Donal; (1996) '`Moral Neutrality': Censorship in Emergency Ireland' [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2006)'A Relic of Auld Decency'
Donal O'Drisceoil; (2006) 'A Relic of Auld Decency' UCC Graduate, . [Details]

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2010)Ireland and Victims, University of Rennes,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2010) Double victim, forgotten hero: Tadg Barry (1881-1921). [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Ireland and Victims, University of Rennes, University of Rennes , 09-SEP-10 - 11-SEP-10
(2010)1916 and After, NUI Galway,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2010) The cause of labour: 1916 and after. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 1916 and After, NUI Galway, NUI Galway , 06-NOV-10 - 06-NOV-10
(2009)Exploring Censorship, NUI Maynooth,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2009) The dynamics of Irish cultural censorship. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Exploring Censorship, NUI Maynooth, NUI Maynooth , 14-MAY-09 - 14-MAY-09
(2008)Irish Studies Seminar Series, Mater Dei Insitute, DCU,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2008) Peadar O'Donnell: writer and activist. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Irish Studies Seminar Series, Mater Dei Insitute, DCU, Mater Dei Institute (DCU) , 13-NOV-08 - 13-NOV-08
(2008)Anglo-Irish Agreement 1938 - 70th Anniversary Conference,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2008) From Dungloe to Downing Street: the politics of the land annuities. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Anglo-Irish Agreement 1938 - 70th Anniversary Conference, University College Cork , 29-NOV-08 - 29-NOV-08
(2008)European Society for the Study of English Annual Conference, University of Aarhus,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2008) Censoring the Irish writer. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], European Society for the Study of English Annual Conference, University of Aarhus, University of Aarhus , 26-AUG-08 - 28-AUG-08
(2007)Cork City Library Heritage Week,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2007) Intellectual heritage: the life and ideas of William Thompson of Cork (1775-1833). [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Cork City Library Heritage Week, Cork , 27-AUG-07 - 27-AUG-07
(2007)American Historical Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2007) Radical History and radical film. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], American Historical Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia , 04-JAN-07 - 07-JAN-07
(2007)Rhine Valley Irish Association, Cultural Studies Weekend,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2007) Irish history on screen. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Rhine Valley Irish Association, Cultural Studies Weekend, Strasbourg , 30-MAR-07 - 03-APR-07
(2007)Contemporary Irish Cinema, University of Limoges,
o Drisceoil, Donal; (2007) Framing the past: The Wind that Shakes the Barley. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Contemporary Irish Cinema, University of Limoges, University of Limoges , 27-NOV-07 - 27-NOV-07
(2006)Ireland and Finland in the 1950s and 1960s:National Identity, Culture and Modernity,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2006) Censorship and Irish Identity in the 1950s and 1960s. [Invited Oral Presentation], Ireland and Finland in the 1950s and 1960s:National Identity, Culture and Modernity, University College Cork , 05-MAY-06 - 05-MAY-06
(2006)Imaginary/Real Ireland: AEDEI Conference, Valladolid, Spain,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2006) 'This is us!Social reality and politcal imagination in Peadar O'Donnell's fiction. [Oral Presentation], Imaginary/Real Ireland: AEDEI Conference, Valladolid, Spain, Valladolid, Spain , 25-MAY-06 - 27-MAY-06
(2006)8th Annual Grian ConferenceEat, Drink, and Be Hungry: Ireland and Consumption, New York University,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2006) From offal to olives: Cork's English Market. [Oral Presentation], 8th Annual Grian ConferenceEat, Drink, and Be Hungry: Ireland and Consumption, New York University, New York University , 03-MAR-06 - 05-MAR-06
(2005)Inventing traditions: a history of regional and national cuisine,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2005) Cork's food emporium: the history of the English Market. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Inventing traditions: a history of regional and national cuisine, University College Cork , 11-MAR-05 - 12-MAR-05
(2004)History of the Irish Book, Troyes, France,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2004) Censorship and the Irish Book. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], History of the Irish Book, Troyes, France, Troyes, France , 06-MAY-04 - 06-MAY-04
(2004)Fifth William Thompson Weekend, Class: politics, agency, identity,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2004) Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Fifth William Thompson Weekend, Class: politics, agency, identity, Cork , 30-APR-04 - 02-MAY-04
(2004)Collective memory in Finland and Ireland, University of Helsinki,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2004) The memory of them as they were: history, politics and the fiction of Peadar O'Donnell. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Collective memory in Finland and Ireland, University of Helsinki, University of Helsinki , 28-OCT-04 - 29-OCT-04
(2003)International Festival of the Short Story, Granary Theatre, Cork,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2003) Frank O'Connor and Irish literary censorship. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], International Festival of the Short Story, Granary Theatre, Cork, Granary Theatre, Cork , 17-SEP-03 - 17-SEP-03
(2003)Fourth William Thompson Weekend, 'Culture, Creativity and Resistance',
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2003) Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Fourth William Thompson Weekend, 'Culture, Creativity and Resistance', Cork , 02-MAY-03 - 04-MAY-03
(2002)Third William Thompson Weekend School, 'Reclaiming Democracy',
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2002) Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Third William Thompson Weekend School, 'Reclaiming Democracy', cork , 03-MAY-02 - 05-MAY-02
(2002)Peadar O'Donnell Weekend School,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2002) The novels of Peadar O'Donnell. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Peadar O'Donnell Weekend School, Dungloe, Co Donegal , 04-OCT-02 - 06-OCT-02
(2002)TCD Irish Historical Research Seminar,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2002) Land annuities, rural agitation and Irish politics, 1926-34. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], TCD Irish Historical Research Seminar, Trintiy College Dublin , 24-APR-02 - 24-APR-02
(2002)Colloquium on the History of the Irish Book, University of London,
O Drisceoil, DOnal; (2002) Censorship of Irish books. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Colloquium on the History of the Irish Book, University of London, University of London , 12-APR-02 - 12-APR-02
(2001)War and Conflict in 20th Century Ireland, Newry Library,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2001) Neutral Ireland, 1939-45. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], War and Conflict in 20th Century Ireland, Newry Library, Newry Library , 13-JAN-01 - 13-JAN-01
(2001)Peadar O'Donnell Weekend School,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2001) Peadar O'Donnell and the land annuities campaign in Donegal. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Peadar O'Donnell Weekend School, Dungloe, Co Donegal , 05-OCT-01 - 07-OCT-01
(2001)Second William Thompson Weekend School, 'Making the Links',
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2001) Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Second William Thompson Weekend School, 'Making the Links', Cork , 04-MAY-01 - 06-MAY-01
(2000)William Thompson Weekend School, 'Radical Traditions: out of the past, into the future',
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2000) Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], William Thompson Weekend School, 'Radical Traditions: out of the past, into the future', Cork , 28-APR-00 - 30-APR-00
(2000)Peadar O'Donnell Weekend School,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2000) Peadar O'Donnell and Irish politics. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Peadar O'Donnell Weekend School, Dungloe, Co Donegal , 06-OCT-00 - 08-OCT-00
(2000)William Thompson Weekend School,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2000) Peadar O'Donnell: republicanism, communism and the pursuit of socialism in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], William Thompson Weekend School, Cork , 28-APR-00 - 30-APR-00
(1999)Irish Conference of Historians: Information, Media and Power,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (1999) Censorship as propaganda in Ireland, 1939-45. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Conference of Historians: Information, Media and Power, University College Cork , 22-MAY-99 - 22-MAY-99

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2003Burns Research Fellow in Irish Studies (Boston College) Boston College
1998`Book of the Year' for The Murphy's Story: the History of Lady's Well Brewery, Cork (co-author) British Guild of Beer Writers
2010College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, UCC, Research Achievement Award College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, UCC

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
UCC Faculty of Arts Regulations Committee *2003 / 1899
Irish Labour History Society Publications Committee *2004 / 1899
Department of History,UCC, School Liaison and Community Outreach Committee Chair, 2002-32001 / 1899
Department of History, UCC, Quality Assurance Committee Secretary2003 / 2005
Department of History, UCC, Graduate Studies Committee *2002 / 1899
Department of History, UCC, Scholarships and Prizes Committee *2003 / 1899
Department of History, UCC, Staff-Student Committee *2002 / 1899
Cork University Press, Editorial Sub-Committee *2005 / 1899
William Thompson Weekend, Cork, Organising Committee *2000 / 1899
PhD external examiner /

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1988UCC BA
1994UCC PHD

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Historical consultant to : Murphy Brewery Ireland, Ltd.; Punch Industries; Cork English Market traders; Sixteen Films ('The Wind that Shakes the Barley')
Murphy Brewery Ireland Ltd./Heineken Ireland Ltd

Historical consultancy to Murphy Brewery Ireland Ltd./Heineken Ireland Ltd. This includes: including the organisation of company archives, the production of a book on the history of the brewery (The Murphy’s Story: the history of Lady’s Well Brewery Cork, with Diarmuid O Drisceoil), and ancillary material (website, brochures, calendar, etc.); the transfer of the company archive to the Boole Library Archives, UCC in 2000; ongoing meetings with advertising agencies re historical dimension; preparation of colour supplement on the brewery and its history in June 2006 for the Irish Examiner. In October 2008 I began to organise and oversee the co-ordination and transfer of the Beamish and Crawford company records to an archival repository and to begin the process of organising a history of Beamish and Crawford..

Contributor to Bowman Saturday

Contributor to Bowman Saturday 8.30: two dedicated programmes on RTE Radio 1's flagship historical programme to mark the publication of my Censorship in Ireland, 1939-45.

No More Blooms (RTE 1 television) ¿ documentary contributor.
Punch Industries
Punch Industries: research and historical consultancy for a 150th anniversary book, Punch, 1851-2001, published 2001.
Consultant on series of three half-hour RTE Radio 1 documentaries on Peadar O¿Donnell, presented and produced by John Bowman, marking the publication of my biography, Peadar O¿Donnell.
Hidden History¿: The Burning of Cork (RTE 1 television, November) ¿ advisor and contributor
Nationwide: Cork English Market special (RTE 1 television, December) - contributor
Léargas (RTE 1 television, December 2005) - advisor
Pro bono historical consultant for the new proprietors of the building which formerly held historical St Peter¿s Market, Cornmarket Street, Cork.
Pro bono historical consultant for the new proprietors of the building which formerly held historical St Peter's Market, Cornmarket Street, Cork. They are reviving it as a commercial site, but incorporating its historical past, together with that of the surrounding streets, in an archival/heritage/museum approach .
`Hidden History¿: Founding Fathers ¿ Frank Aiken: Gunman and Statesman (RTE1 television, January ) - contributor
Advisor to Cork Opera House Education and Outreach programme on the historical play, Lifeboat.
Advisor to Cork Opera House Education and Outreach programme on the historical play, Lifeboat. The play, which centres on the wartime experiences of two young girls, had a highly successful run at the Half Moon Theatre in May 2006, attended by many school groups from Cork city and county. I helped in the production of a learning pack which dealt with Ireland during the Emergency and helped organise a post-performance question-and-answer session.
Member of the Cork Archives Institute Advisory Committee.
Secret Sights: Working Lives (RTE 1 television, April) - contributor
Rebel County (RTE 1 televsion , May) ¿ advisor and contributor
Carry on Ken (Channel 4 television, June 2006) - contributor
`Townlands¿: Why the Guns stayed Silent in Rebel Cork (RTE 1 television, July) ¿ advisor and contributor
¿Historical advisor, The Wind that Shakes the Barley (Director Ken Loach, Sixteen Films, 2006)
winner of the Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival, 2006.
orical consultant on a series of High Court cases relating to market rights in Kilkenny, Tralee and Bantry.

Reviews

 JournalRole
Saothar: Journal Of Irish Labour History Editor
Radical History Review Editor

Teaching Interests

Irish Media History

History of the Irish revolution

Irish Historical Debate

Irish Radical Politics

Cork Local History

Censorship

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2014Historical Debate HI3001Historical Debate
2014Independent Research II HI6029Independent Research II
2014Independent Research I HI6028Independent Research I
2014Perspectives on Cork Local History HI6030Perspectives on Cork Local History
2014Ideas and Approaches in History HI6011Ideas and Approaches in History