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09 Sep 2019

On 22 August, Dr Rachel Murphy participated in a National Heritage Week 2019 evening seminar hosted by The Registry of Deeds Archive Services. The seminar entitled: Eureka!: exploring discoveries at the Registry of Deeds included presentations from Dr. Seamas O Maitiu on ‘Uncovering Historic Rathmines’ and Maria O’Reilly on the family history of Lord Mayor of Dublin Nathanial Warren (1737-1796). Dr Murphy's presentation 'Researching the Coonogue Evictions using the Registry of Deeds', used records held in the Registry of Deeds to trace the history of the middlemen that held this Co. Carlow townland in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

28 Aug 2019

Congratulations to all our students who graduated this week.  One lovely story from The Irish Times today on two of our graduates from the Certificate in Local History programme - click on the link to read the full story!https://www.ul.ie/news-centre/news/%E2%80%98teamwork-graduation%E2%80%99-parents-new-ul-vice-president-are-conferred

27 Aug 2019

Congratulations to Michaela Bruton who won the Brian Faloon Prize for the best final year history project 2019. The title of Michaela's project was 'A Study of Women in Kerry during the Irish Revolution, 1914-1923'. She was co-supervised by Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam and Dr Martin O'Donoghue. Michaela is pictured receiving her prize from Dr Alistair Malcolm, Acting Head of Department and Dr O'Donoghue at her graduation ceremony on 26 August.

23 Aug 2019

As part of Heritage Week 2019, Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam gave the inaugural lecture at the new People's Museum of Limerick, No 2 Pery Square, Limerick. She sang 'Robin Adair' and talked about the musical culture of Irish landed society in the late Georgian and early Victorian period. Check out the museum's review on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/PeoplesMuseumLK/status/1164246261710630923?s=19

07 Aug 2019

At a council meeting on 5 July 2019 in London, UL Department of History staff member Dr Coleman Dennehy was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in recognition of his contribution to historical scholarship.

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