Donal O Drisceoil

Lecturer
History
School of History, Ucc

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Lecturer
History
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

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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: Ireland in World War Two: Neutrality and Survival. [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: The Wind that Shakes the Barley: A Screenplay. Cork: Galley head Press. [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. [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. [Details]
(2009)'Foreword'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2009) 'Foreword' In: Hidden Cork. Dublin and Cork: Mercier Press. [Details]
(2009)'Introduction'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2009) 'Introduction' In: Over the Counter: Cork's Retail Heritage. Dublin and Cork: Mercier press. [Details]
(2005)'Murphy's Brewery'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2005) 'Murphy's Brewery' In: Atlas of Cork City. [Details]
(2005)'Conflict and War, 1914-23'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2005) 'Conflict and War, 1914-23' In: Atlas of Cork City. [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: The Yearbook of English Studies: Irish Writing Since 1950. [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: Politics and the Irish Working Class, 1830-1945. [Details]
(2005)'Introduction'
Donal Ó Drisceoil ; (2005) 'Introduction' In: Politics and the Irish Working Class, 1830-1945. Basingstoke: Palgrave. [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: Ireland in World War Two: Neutrality and Survival. [Details]
(2004)'Guinness Brewing Company'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2004) 'Guinness Brewing Company' In: Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture. [Details]
(2004)'Brewing and Distilling'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2004) 'Brewing and Distilling' In: Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture. [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: Republicanism in Modern ireland. [Details]
(2001)'Ireland: Church and State'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2001) 'Ireland: Church and State' In: Censorhip: A World Encyclopedia. [Details]
(2001)'Ireland: Neutrality during World War II'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2001) 'Ireland: Neutrality during World War II' In: Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. [Details]
(2001)'Sean O'Faolain'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2001) 'Sean O'Faolain' In: Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. [Details]
(2001)'Neutrality in War'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2001) 'Neutrality in War' In: Censorship: A World Encycopedia. [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: Ireland and the Second World War: Politics, Society and Remembrance. [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. [Details]
(2012)'‘Sense of place in the life and works of Peadar O’Donnell’'
Donal O Drisceoil (2012) '‘Sense of place in the life and works of Peadar O’Donnell’' In: Donegal: An Historical and Cultural Atlas of a Northern County. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2012)'‘‘May we safely refer to the Land League?’: Independent Newspapers and Emergency Censorship, 1939-45’'
Donal O Drisceoil (2012) '‘‘May we safely refer to the Land League?’: Independent Newspapers and Emergency Censorship, 1939-45’' In: Independent Newspapers: A History. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2014)''Jimmy Gralton''
Donal O Drisceoil (2014) ''Jimmy Gralton'' In: Paul Laverty and Ken Loach (eds). Jimmy's Hall: A Screenplay. Pontefract: Route Publishing. [Details]
(2015)'Stage Irish Neutrality: Theatre censorship during the ‘Emergency’, 1939-45'
Donal O Drisceoil (2015) 'Stage Irish Neutrality: Theatre censorship during the ‘Emergency’, 1939-45' In: Edited by Catherine O’Leary, Diego Santos Sánchez & Michael Thompson (eds). Insights on Theatre Censorship. London: Routledge. [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'. Journal of Contemporary History, 45 (2):495-497 [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'. Radical History Review, 104 (-):5-15 [Details]
(2009)'Editors' introduction'
O Drisceoil, Donal, Goss, Van, McGrady, Conor; (2009) 'Editors' introduction'. Radical History Review, 104 (-):1-3 [Details]
(2008)'Labour Lives: Tadgh Barry (1885-1921)'
Donal O'Drisceoil; (2008) 'Labour Lives: Tadgh Barry (1885-1921)'. Saothar: Journal of Irish Labour History, 38 [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)'. Journal of British Studies, 47 (2):268-270 [CORA Link] [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)'. Journal of the Cork Historical & Archaelogical Society, 113 (-):157-159 [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)'. Irish Review, 36-37 (-):150-152 [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'. Contemporary European History, Contemorary European History, 15 (2):245-253 [CORA Link] [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'. Yearbook of English Studies, 35 (*):146-160 [CORA Link] [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)'. Irish Studies Review, 13 (3):416-417 [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)'. Saothar: Journal of Irish Labour History, 30 (-):121-123 [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'. Irish Review, 30 (*):*-* [Details]
(2003)'Shadow and substance: the Irish revolution and its aftermath'
Donal O'Drisceoil; (2003) 'Shadow and substance: the Irish revolution and its aftermath'. Saothar: Journal of Irish Labour History, 28 :106-109 [Details]
(2001)'A Very Irish Revolutionary'
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2001) 'A Very Irish Revolutionary'. Saothar: Journal of Irish Labour History, 25 (*):79-82 [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)'. Saothar: Journal of Irish Labour History, 26 (-):86-87 [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)'. Irish Economic and Social History, xxvii (-):164-165 [Details]
(1996)'`Moral Neutrality': Censorship in Emergency Ireland'
O'Drisceoil, Donal; (1996) '`Moral Neutrality': Censorship in Emergency Ireland'. History Ireland, 4.2 :46-50 [Details]
(2012)'Review: - Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid, Sean MacBride; A Republican Life, 1904-1946 (Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, 2011)'
Donal O Drisceoil (2012) 'Review: - Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid, Sean MacBride; A Republican Life, 1904-1946 (Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, 2011)'. Irish Historical Studies, xxxvii (148) [Details]
(2012)'‘Keeping disloyalty in bounds?: British media control in Ireland, 1914-19’'
Donal O Drisceoil (2012) '‘Keeping disloyalty in bounds?: British media control in Ireland, 1914-19’'. Irish Historical Studies, xxxviii (149):52-69 [Details]
(2011)'‘When Dev defaulted: the land annuities dispute, 1926-38’'
Donal O Drisceoil (2011) '‘When Dev defaulted: the land annuities dispute, 1926-38’'. History Ireland, 19 (3) [Details]
(2012)'Review: Bernadette - Notes on a Political Journey'
Donal O Drisceoil (2012) 'Review: Bernadette - Notes on a Political Journey'. Saothar: Journal of The Irish Labour History Society, 37 [Details]

Other Journals

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

Newspaper Articles

YearPublication
(2014)Frank O'Connor: Gamekeeper turned poacher (Irish Examiner).
Donal O Drisceoil (2014) Frank O'Connor: Gamekeeper turned poacher (Irish Examiner). Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2014)Frank O'Connor: Gamekeeper turned poacher (Irish Examiner).
Donal O Drisceoil (2014) Frank O'Connor: Gamekeeper turned poacher (Irish Examiner). Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2014)'Days of brave music at Jimmy's Hall' (Irish Examiner).
Donal O Drisceoil (2014) 'Days of brave music at Jimmy's Hall' (Irish Examiner). Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2012)''Letters show McQuaid's astounding arrogance' (Irish Examiner).
Donal O Drisceoil (2012) ''Letters show McQuaid's astounding arrogance' (Irish Examiner). Newspaper Articles [Details]

Pamphlet

YearPublication
(2011)Tadhg Barry (1880-1921): The story of an Irish revolutionary.
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2011) Tadhg Barry (1880-1921): The story of an Irish revolutionary. Pamphlet [Details]

Web Page

YearPublication
(2010)The History of Cork's Irish Market/Bodega.
Donal O Drisceoil (2010) The History of Cork's Irish Market/Bodega. Web Page [Details]
(2010)The History of Cork's Irish Market/Bodega.
Donal O Drisceoil (2010) The History of Cork's Irish Market/Bodega. Web Page [Details]
(2009)‘The English Market: Historical Overview’.
Donal O Drisceoil (2009) ‘The English Market: Historical Overview’. Web Page [Details]

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

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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(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. [Details]
(2005)Cork South Parish Historical Society,
Donal O Drisceoil; (2005) Cork's market history. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Cork South Parish Historical Society, Cork , 06-DEC-05 - 06-DEC-05. [Details]
(2007)Union College, Schenectady, New York State,
Donal O Drisceoil; (2007) Whose past is it anyway? Irish history and Irish film. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Union College, Schenectady, New York State, New York State , 11-JAN-07 - 11-JAN-07. [Details]
(2007)Muskerry Local History Society,
Donal O Drisceoil; (2007) The English Market in Cork History. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Muskerry Local History Society, Ballincollig, Cork , 15-NOV-07 - 15-NOV-07. [Details]
(2008)Cork Historical and Archaeological Society,
Donal O Drisceoil; (2008) Tadhg Barry: Life and Times. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork , 10-JAN-08 - 10-JAN-08. [Details]
(2008)Cork South Parish Historical Society,
Donal O Drisceoil; (2008) Tadhg Barry and Revolutionary Cork. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Cork South Parish Historical Society, St John's COllege, Cork , 10-APR-08 - 10-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)Cork South Parish Historical Society,
Donal O Drisceoil; (2008) Frank O'Connor and censorship. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Cork South Parish Historical Society, South Parish Community Centre , 03-SEP-08 - 03-SEP-08. [Details]
(2009)Blarney Historical Society,
Donal O Drisceoil; (2009) Tadhg Barry and the hidden revolution, 1919-20. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Blarney Historical Society, Blarney, Co Cork , 05-FEB-09 - 05-FEB-09. [Details]
(2009)Cork South Parish Historical Society,
Donal O Drisceoil; (2009) Cork rebels and British censors, 1914-21. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Cork South Parish Historical Society, South parish Community Centre , 03-SEP-09 - 03-SEP-09. [Details]
(2011)Remembering Tadhg Barry, Triskel Christchurch, Cork,
Donal O Drisceoil (2011) Tadhg Barry and the Irish revolution. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Remembering Tadhg Barry, Triskel Christchurch, Cork, Triskel Christchurch, Cork , 18-AUG-11 - 18-AUG-11. [Details]
(2012)Censored Ireland, Irish Studies Symposium, University of London,
Donal O Drisceoil (2012) Censorship in three Irelands, 1914-23. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Censored Ireland, Irish Studies Symposium, University of London, Senate House, University of London , 16-JUN-12 - 16-JUN-12. [Details]
(2008)IRCHSS symposium - How Others Saw Us: Ireland and Europe 1945 -1973,
O'Driscoll Mervyn; (2008) German perceptions of Ireland, 1945 - 1973. [Oral Presentation], IRCHSS symposium - How Others Saw Us: Ireland and Europe 1945 -1973, UCC , 12-SEP-08 - 12-SEP-08. [Details]
(2008)IRCHSS symposium: How Others Saw US: Ireland and Europe, 1945 - 1973,
O'Driscoll Mervyn; (2008) Delivery of research papers by IRCHSS project team. [Conference Organising Committee Member], IRCHSS symposium: How Others Saw US: Ireland and Europe, 1945 - 1973, UCC , 11-SEP-08 - 12-SEP-08. [Details]
(2007)19th Annual Conference of the British International History Group,
O'Driscoll Mervyn; (2007) President Eisenhower and Bilateral Nuclear Sharing with France, 1960?. [Oral Presentation], 19th Annual Conference of the British International History Group, Liverpool Hope University , 07-SEP-07 - 07-SEP-07. [Details]
(2004)Struggling to Remember: Collective Memory in Finland and Ireland,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2004) The memory of them as they were: history, politics and the fiction of Peadar O’Donnell. [Invited Oral Presentation], Struggling to Remember: Collective Memory in Finland and Ireland, University of Helsinki , 28-OCT-04 - 30-OCT-04. [Details]
(2004)Fifth William Thompson Weekend, Class: polics, agency, identity,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2004) *. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Fifth William Thompson Weekend, Class: polics, agency, identity, Firkin Crane Centre, Cork , 30-APR-04 - 02-MAY-04. [Details]
(2003)Frank O'Connor International Festival of the Short Story,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2003) 'A long, slow swim through a sewage bed': Frank O'Connor and Censorship. [Invited Oral Presentation], Frank O'Connor International Festival of the Short Story, Granary Theatre, Cork , 16-SEP-03 - 21-SEP-03. [Details]
(2003)Fourth William Thompson Weekend, Culture, Creativity and Resistance,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2003) *. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Fourth William Thompson Weekend, Culture, Creativity and Resistance, * , 02-MAY-03 - 04-MAY-03. [Details]
(2002)Peadar O'Donnell Autumn School,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2002) 'My pen is just a weapon': politics and the novels of Peadar O'Donnell. [Plenary Lecture], Peadar O'Donnell Autumn School, Dungloe, Co. Donegal October 2002 , 18-OCT-02 - 20-OCT-02. [Details]
(2002)Colloquium on the History of the Irish Book,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2002) Censorship. [Invited Oral Presentation], Colloquium on the History of the Irish Book, Institute of English Studies, University of London , 02-APR-02 - 03-APR-02. [Details]
(2002)Irish Historical Research Seminar Series,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2002) Land annuities, rural agitation and Irish politics, 1926-34. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Historical Research Seminar Series, Trinity College Dublin , 06-MAR-02 - 06-MAR-02. [Details]
(2002)Third William Thompson Weekend School, Reclaiming Democracy,
O Drisceoil, DOnal; (2002) *. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Third William Thompson Weekend School, Reclaiming Democracy, Firkin Crane Centre, Cork , 03-MAY-02 - 05-MAY-02. [Details]
(2001)Peadar O'Donnell Autumn School,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2001) 'An affair of neighbours': Donegal and the land annuities campaign, 1926-34. [Invited Oral Presentation], Peadar O'Donnell Autumn School, Dungloe, Co. Donegal , 19-OCT-01 - 21-OCT-01. [Details]
(2001)Making the Links, Second William Thompson Weekend School,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2001) Peadar O'Donnell: republicanism, communism and the pursuit of socialism in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Making the Links, Second William Thompson Weekend School, Firkin Crane Centre, Cork , 04-MAY-01 - 06-MAY-01. [Details]
(2001)War and Conflict in Twentieth Century Ireland,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2001) Crisis and democracy: neutral Ireland during the Second World War. [Invited Oral Presentation], War and Conflict in Twentieth Century Ireland, Newry and Mourne Museum, Newry, Co. Down , 12-JAN-01 - 13-JAN-01. [Details]
(2001)Ireland in World War two,
O Drisceoil, DOnal; (2001) Keeping the temperature down: domestic politics in Emergency Ireland. [Other], Ireland in World War two, University College Cork , 12-MAY-01 - 12-MAY-01. [Details]
(2001)Second William Thompson Weekend School, Making the Links,
O Drisceoil, DOnal; (2001) *. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Second William Thompson Weekend School, Making the Links, Firkin Crane Centre, Cork , 04-MAY-01 - 06-MAY-01. [Details]
(2000)William Thompson Weekend School, Radical Traditions: out of the past, into the future,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (2000) *. [Conference Organising Committee Member], William Thompson Weekend School, Radical Traditions: out of the past, into the future, Firkin Crane Centre, Cork , 28-APR-00 - 30-APR-00. [Details]
(1999)Information, Media and Power through the Ages, 24th Irish Conference of Historians,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (1999) Censorship as propaganda: 'neutralising' Irish public opinion, 1939-45. [Invited Oral Presentation], Information, Media and Power through the Ages, 24th Irish Conference of Historians, University College Cork , 20-MAY-99 - 22-MAY-99. [Details]
(1999)UCC Hispanic Society/UCC Socialist Society, Symposium on the Spanish Civil War,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (1999) The Spanish Civil War and Irish politics. [Invited Oral Presentation], UCC Hispanic Society/UCC Socialist Society, Symposium on the Spanish Civil War, University College Cork , 03-FEB-99 - 03-FEB-99. [Details]
(1998)Irish Responses to the Second World War,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (1998) Irish Perceptions of the Second World War. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Responses to the Second World War, University College Cork , 03-MAR-98 - 04-MAR-98. [Details]
(1995)Studies in Irish Foreign Policy, Europe Day Conference,
O Drisceoil, Donal; (1995) The Politics of Illusion? Neutrality and Censorship in Wartime Ireland, 1939-45. [Invited Oral Presentation], Studies in Irish Foreign Policy, Europe Day Conference, University College Cork , 09-MAY-95 - 09-MAY-95. [Details]
(2011)Cork South Parish Historical Society,
Donal O Drisceoil (2011) The prehistory and history of Cork Airport. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Cork South Parish Historical Society, South Parish Cork , 01-SEP-11 - 01-SEP-11. [Details]
(2013)Irish Country Towns and Smaller Cities: French Society for Irish Studies (Sofeir) conference,
Donal O Drisceoil (2013) The Real Capital: Cork and Second City Syndrome. [Plenary Lecture], Irish Country Towns and Smaller Cities: French Society for Irish Studies (Sofeir) conference, Strasbourg, France , 15-MAR-13 - 16-MAR-13. [Details]
(2013)Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class: Inaugural Conference,
Donal O Drisceoil (2013) Sex and Socialism: the class politics of immorality in early 20th-century Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class: Inaugural Conference, NUI Galway , 21-NOV-13 - 22-NOV-13. [Details]
(2014)What's Left? Radicalism and the Academy: Graduate School CACSSS,
Donal O Drisceoil (2014) Joint Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], What's Left? Radicalism and the Academy: Graduate School CACSSS, UCC , 28-APR-14 - 29-APR-14. [Details]
(2014)What's Left? Radicalism and the Academy: Graduate School CACSSS,
Donal O Drisceoil (2014) What is Radical History?. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], What's Left? Radicalism and the Academy: Graduate School CACSSS, UCC , 28-APR-14 - 29-APR-14. [Details]
(2013)The Cause of Labour: 1913 and Beyond,
Donal O Drisceoil (2013) Joint Organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The Cause of Labour: 1913 and Beyond, UCC , 01-MAR-13 - 02-MAR-13. [Details]
(2014)Edinburgh Irish Film Festival,
Donal O Drisceoil (2014) The Wind that Shakes the Barley Q+A. [Invited Oral Presentation], Edinburgh Irish Film Festival, Filmhouse, Edinburgh , 18-JAN-14 - 18-JAN-14. [Details]
(2014)Irish Film Institute, 'Afternoon Talks',
Donal O Drisceoil (2014) Resistance, Rebellion and Jazz: Ken Loach's takes on Irish history. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Irish Film Institute, 'Afternoon Talks', Irish Film Institute, Dublin , 11-JUN-14 - 11-JUN-14. [Details]
(2012)‘Networks and Connections’, Economic and Social History Society of Ireland Annual Conference,
Donal O Drisceoil (2012)  Vigilance networks and the politics of immorality in Ireland, 1908-14. [Oral Presentation], ‘Networks and Connections’, Economic and Social History Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Queens University Belfast , 09-NOV-12 - 10-NOV-12. [Details]

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

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
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.

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Saothar: Journal Of Irish Labour History Editor01-JAN-04 - 31-DEC-10
Radical History Review Editor01-JAN-08 -

Teaching Interests

Irish Media History

History of the Irish revolution

Irish Historical Debate

Irish Radical Politics

Cork Local History

Censorship

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
O Hanlon Oliver Doctoral Degree
Long Conall Blake Masters Degree by Research
Cullinane Liam Patrick Doctoral Degree
Mc Carthy John Anthony Doctoral Degree
Martin IV Dudley Jackson Doctoral Degree
Mc Carthy Alan James Doctoral Degree
Dineen Luke Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Historical Debate HI3001Historical Debate
2015Independent Research II HI6029Independent Research II
2015Independent Research I HI6028Independent Research I
2015Perspectives on Cork Local History HI6030Perspectives on Cork Local History
2015Ideas and Approaches in History HI6011Ideas and Approaches in History
2015Contemporary Irish History HI6058Contemporary Irish History
2015Research Dissertation in Local History HI6027Research Dissertation in Local History
2015Censorship in Twentieth-Century Ireland HI3128Censorship in Twentieth-Century Ireland
2015Research Skills in History HI6040Research Skills in History