Lecturer in History / Education

Lecturer in History / Education


PhD;
M.A.;
H.Dip.Ed.;
B.A.;


John is a Lecturer in the Education Department. He is the Programme Director for the MA Historical and Heritage Studies of the North West, and the Diploma in Arts (Folklore and Heritage of the North West). He holds a Higher Diploma in Education from NUI Galway and a BA degree in History, Politics and Economics, along with MA and doctoral degrees in History, from the University of Limerick. He has a well-established track record in securing research funding and his work is widely published.  


John is interested in modern Ireland and his research to date has concentrated primarily on three areas: the history of the Irish education system; the Irish Revolution of the early twentieth century, and its impact on individuals and communities; and sports history.


Books

2018, The Irish Revolution, 1912-23: Limerick (Four Courts Press)

2015, 16 Lives: Con Colbert (O’Brien Press)

2013, Plassey’s Gaels: A History of the GAA at the National Institute of Higher Education, National College of Physical Education, Thomond College of Education, and University of Limerick, 1972-2012 (Collins Press)

2012, Narratives of the Occluded Irish Diaspora: Subversive Voices (Peter Lang) [co-editor with M. Ó hAodha]

2011, The Battle for Kilmallock (Mercier Press)

2010, Revolutionary Limerick: The Republican Campaign for Independence in Limerick, 1913-21 (Irish Academic Press)

2009, Teaching Irish Independence: History in Irish Schools, 1922-72 (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)

Book Chapters

2017, ‘The War of Independence in Munster – A Military Overview’ in John Crowley, William J. Smyth and Mike Murphy (eds), The Atlas of the Irish Revolution (Cork University Press, 2017), pp 544-54

2017, ‘The War of Independence in Limerick – A Case Study’ in John Crowley, William J. Smyth and Mike Murphy (eds), The Atlas of the Irish Revolution (Cork University Press, 2017), pp 574-77

2012, ‘Introduction’ in J. O’Callaghan and M. Ó hAodha (eds), Narratives of the Occluded Irish Diaspora: Subversive Voices (Peter Lang, 2012), pp 1-6

2011, ‘“A centre of turbulence and rioting”: Limerick between the Easter Rising and the Conscription Crisis’ in Maura Cronin and Barry Sheehan (eds), Riotous Assemblies: Riots, Rebels, & Revolts (Mercier Press), pp 175-190

2008, ‘The Limerick Volunteers and 1916’ in Ruán O’Donnell (ed.), The Impact of the 1916 Rising. Among the Nations (Irish Academic Press), pp 1-23

Journal Articles

2016, ‘Con Colbert: Limerick Man, Irish Rebel’ in The Old Limerick Journal, 50, pp 51-4

2011, ‘Politics, policy and history: History teaching in secondary schools, 1922-70’ in Études Irlandaises, French Journal of Irish Studies, 36.1 (Presses Universitaires de Rennes), pp 25-41

2005, ‘Republican administration of local government in Limerick, 1920-21’ in North Munster Antiquarian Journal, 45, pp 119-37

Newspaper Articles

Limerick Leader, 27 October 2018
Irish Examiner, 16 September 2017
Revolution Papers, 22 August 2016
Limerick Leader, 26 March 2016
Sunday Independent, 20 March 2016
Limerick Leader, 19 March 2016
Irish Examiner, 1 February 2016

Reviews

Fearghal McGarry, The Abbey Rebels of 1916. A Lost Revolution (Dublin: Gill and MacMillan, 2015) in Saothar. Journal of Irish Labour History, 41, 2016

Terry Phillips, Irish Literature and the First World War. Culture, Identity and Memory (New York, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2015) in Estudios Irlandeses, Journal of the Spanish Association for Irish Studies (online), 12, March 2016

F.X. Martin (ed.), The Howth Gun-Running and the Kilcoole Gun-Running. Recollections & Documents (Dublin: Merrion/Irish Academic Press, 2014) in Estudios Irlandeses, Journal of the Spanish Association for Irish Studies (online), 11, March 2015

David Leeson, The Black and Tans: British Police and Auxiliaries in the Irish War of Independence, 1920-1921 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011) in Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, 37, 1-2, Spring-Summer 2013                                                                             

John Crowley, William J. Smyth and Mike Murphy (eds), The Atlas of the Great Irish Famine (Cork: Cork University Press, 2012) in Estudios Irlandeses, Journal of the Spanish Association for Irish Studies (online), 9, March 2013

Online Articles

drb.ie/blog/comment/2020/06/18/james-dalton-an-innocent-man-

https://www.iaces.ie/blog/understanding-the-present-through-the-past-history-within-school-curricula-and-political-narratives


Research Funding Awards

2005-2006
University of Limerick College of Humanities Registrar’s Scholarship

2006-2008
Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship

2012-2013
University of Limerick/Ulster Bank/Munster Council Gaelic Athletic Association Enablement Fund

Research Fellowship - National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning

September 2011-May 2012
Mobile Learning Cluster (UL / NUI Galway / Royal Irish Academy):
‘Immersive Learning in History: An Augmented Reality Mobile Phone Application’.

Community Engagement

EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation Projects:

2013, Leitrim County Council - ‘Historians and the Decade of Centenaries, 2012-23’

2014, Donegal County Council - ‘Hands of History: Remembering Our Past ~ Sharing Our Future’

2019-20, ‘Cross-Community Relations’, International Fund For Ireland Peace Impact Program, Inside and Out Project, Cranmore Community Co-Operative Society, Sligo

Public Lectures

‘The Curfew Murders 1921’, History Ireland Hedge School, March 2021. historyireland.com/hedge-schools

‘The Curfew Murders’, Limerick Council Online Centenary Symposium, December 2020

‘An Innocent Man? The Curious Case of James Dalton’, Limerick Museum Online Centenary Symposium, November 2020

‘Cross-Community Relations – Linking Past, Present and Future’, International Fund For Ireland Peace Impact Program, Inside and Out Project, Glengormley Community Group, Newtownabbey, Belfast, 10 March 2020

‘Cross-Community Relations in Sligo – Linking Past, Present and Future’, International Fund For Ireland Peace Impact Program, Inside and Out Project, Cranmore Community Co-Operative Society, Sligo, 19 February 2020

‘Rewriting the Irish Revolution’, Writing the Irish Revolution Symposium, School of History and Geography, St. Patrick’s Campus, Dublin City University, 25 January 2020

‘Selecting and Interpreting Primary Sources’, NUI Galway ‘Breaking the SEAL (Student Engagement with Archives for Learning) Programme, St. Angela’s College, Sligo, 21 January 2020

‘Cross-Community Relations in Sligo – Linking Past, Present and Future’, International Fund For Ireland Peace Impact Program, Inside and Out Project, Cranmore Community Co-Operative Society, Sligo, 4 December 2019

‘The First Dáil Éireann – 100 Years On’, Limerick Museum 1919 Centenary Symposium, St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, 25 October 2019

‘Limerick, 1912-23: War and Peace’, Limerick City and County Council Decade of Centenaries Programme, Kilmallock Library, County Limerick, 24 October 2019

‘Limerick, 1912-23: War and Peace’, Limerick City and County Council Decade of Centenaries Programme, Limerick City Library, 15 October 2019

‘Limerick, 1912-23: War and Peace’, Limerick City and County Council Decade of Centenaries Programme, Newcastlewest Library, County Limerick, 15 October 2019

‘War of Independence Stories’, Cork County Council and Michael Collins House Museum ‘Historical Scoops’ series, De Barra’s Folk Club, Clonakilty, County Cork, 2 May 2019

‘Remembering Our Past – Sharing Our Future: Historians, Collective Memory and Reconciliation’, Leitrim County Council Peace IV Programme, Ballinamore Library, County Leitrim, 16 April 2019

‘The First Dáil Éireann’, Sligo Field Club, IT Sligo Education Centre, 29 March 2019

‘Revolutionary Limerick, 1912-23’, Limerick Historical Society, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, 14 January 2019

‘Limerick: The Irish Revolution, 1912-23’, Doon Historical Society, Doon, County Limerick, 7 December 2018

‘Sligo and the Wider World 1918’, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo, 19 September 2018

‘Policemen, Protestants and Prisoners – Patriots all’, Leitrim County Council Centenary Commemoration Programme, Tawley, Leitrim, 17 June 2017

‘1916 in 2016 – an Anthology of Reactions’, Limerick City and County Council 2016 Centenary Commemoration Programme, Limerick City Library, 20 October 2016

‘Na Fianna Éireann and 1916’, Office of Public Works, Desmond Hall, Newcastlewest, Limerick, 23 June 2016

‘Con Colbert – 100 years on’, Limerick City and County Council 2016 Centenary Commemoration Programme Con Colbert Memorial Ceremony, Moanlena, Limerick, 8 May 2016

‘Jameson’s Distillery, Marrowbone Lane, Easter Week 1916’, Trinity College Dublin 1916 Commemoration, St. James’ Hospital, 7 May 2016

‘Democracy and Welfare in Ireland 1916’, Department of Social Protection, Sligo, 5 May 2016

‘Modifying Historical Reputation – The Case of Con Colbert’, Limerick City and County Council 2016 Centenary Commemoration Programme, Newcastlewest Library, Limerick, 26 April 2016

‘1916: Cruelty and Kindness’, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo, 25 April 2016

‘The 1916 Rising – A Lost Ireland’, Limerick City and County Council 2016 Centenary Commemoration Programme, Limerick City Library, 29 March 2016

‘“For My God and my Country” – The Life, Death and After-Life of Con Colbert’, RTÉ Reflecting the Rising, Four Courts, Dublin, 28 March 2016

‘The Ghost of Roger Casement’, Kerry County Council 2016 Centenary Commemoration Programme, Páirc an Phiarsaigh, Tralee, Kerry, 27 March 2016

‘Understanding the 1916 Rising’, Salesian National School, Limerick, 16 March 2016

‘Con Colbert: West Limerick Man; Irish Rebel’, Limerick Genealogy, Limerick City and County Council 2016 Centenary Commemoration Programme Newcastlewest, Limerick, 10 March 2016

‘Was the West Awake in 1916?’, Halla Acla, Achill Island, Mayo, 4 March 2016

‘Why the 1916 Rising is Important’, Rathcormac National School, Sligo, 3 March 2016

‘Sligo 1916 – The Way We Were’, Culture Night, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo, 18 September 2015

‘1916 in 2016’, Sligo 1916 Commemoration Committee, Northside Community Centre, Sligo, 15 September 2015

‘Kathleen Ní Houlihan and Irish History’, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Gilooly Hall, Sligo, 14 August 2015

‘Con Colbert – Separating Man and Myth’, Seán MacDiarmada Summer School 2014, ‘Commemorating Revolution’, Kiltyclogher, Leitrim, 21-22 June 2014

‘Knocklong Train Station and the War of Independence’, Knocklong History, Heritage and Tourism Seminar, Knocklong, Limerick, 10 May 2014

‘The Irish Civil War’, Office of Public Works Heritage Week Series, Desmond Hall, Newcastlewest, Limerick, 23 August 2013

‘Commemorating the Irish Revolution, 1912-23: Remembering and Forgetting the “Deadly Sins” of British Imperialism and Irish Nationalism’, ‘The Seven Deadly Sins in British Studies’, Western Conference on British Studies, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 20-23 September 2012

‘“Ireland Under Siege”: an educational software mobile phone application’, Hunt Museum, Limerick, 30 April 2012

‘Historians and Technology’ Roundtable, Irish History Students’ Association Conference, National University of Ireland, Galway, 4 March 2012

“‘Gallant Fellows”: Ex-British Servicemen in Revolutionary Ireland’, Hunt Museum, Limerick, 2 December 2011

‘The Irish Revolution: Sources and Historiography’, University of Limerick Centre for Historical Research Seminar, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, 8 November 2011

‘Republican Resistance in Limerick, 1913-21’, Seán MacDiarmada Summer School 2010, ‘Wars of Independence: Challenging Authority’, Kiltyclogher, Leitrim, 20 June 2010

‘“Spies and Informers Beware!”’ The Irish War of Independence 90th Anniversary Conference, National Museum of Ireland, 2-3 October 2009

‘Riots and Republicanism’, ‘Riotous Assemblies’ Conference, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, 4-5 September 2009

‘The Limerick Soviet – Dissonant Revolutionary Heritage’, 9th International Utopian Studies Society Conference, ‘Bridges to Utopia’, University of Limerick, 3-5 July 2008

‘Revolutionary Limerick, 1913-21’, ‘Limerick through the Ages’ Conference, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, 8-9 February 2007