13 Apr 2021

View details of the AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference 2021 here.

31 Mar 2021

The Centre for Early Modern Studies symposium on Databases will take place next Wednesday 7th April at 12-13:45 via MS Teams. Details of the programme are below. Pre-registration is essential via

25 Mar 2021

Next up in our Limerick History Research Seminar Series is Dr Georgina Laragy, Trinity College Dublin.  Dr Laragy will speak on: 

‘The Public History of Poverty:

Workhouses in Twenty-First Century Ireland’

30 March 2021 - 4pm

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24 Feb 2021

The next Centre for Early Modern Studies Symposium takes place on Wednesday 3rd March at 12-13:45 on MS Teams. View details of the programme here. Pre-registration is essential via  

10 Nov 2020

17th November 2020, 4 p.m. Online

Dr Annaleigh Margey (DKIT)

Making Sense of Early Modern Maps of Ireland


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Annaleigh Margey is a Lecturer in History at Dundalk Institute of Technology. Originally from Letterkenny, she studied for her BA and PhD at NUI, Galway. Her PhD research titled ‘Mapping during the Irish Plantations, 1550-1636’, focused on the surveys and maps created by surveyors in Ireland during the decades of plantation. She subsequently held an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship and a J.B. Harley Fellowship in the History of Cartography to continue this research at Trinity College Dublin. More recently, Annaleigh has worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen on ‘The 1641 Depositions Project’ and at the Institute of Historical Research, London where she conducted research on the property and charity of the Clothworkers’ Company in early modern London. She has also worked as a researcher on a project at NUI, Maynooth and the National Library of Ireland focusing on the rentals and maps in the landed estates of Ireland collections in the library’s holdings. Most recently, she has edited a book with her colleagues Elaine Murphy and Eamon Darcy on The 1641 Depositions and the Irish Rebellion, and will shortly publish another book Mapping Ireland, c.1550-1636: a catalogue of the early modern maps of Ireland with the Irish Manuscripts Commission. She is currently working on a cross-border project with Armagh Robinson Library and Marsh’s Library, Dublin to digitise, and exhibit, the map holdings of the two eighteenth-century libraries. She has written several articles on early modern mapping in Ireland, particularly on Ulster, and on the 1641 depositions.