12 Jan 2015

Dr Gerard Patrick Noonan (Trinity College Dublin)
Irish Republicans in Britain and the First World War

5.15pm The Board Room, Glucksman Library, UL

For further information contact Dr Richard Kirwan

12 Jan 2015

Dr Elaine Farrell (Queen’s UniversityBelfast)
‘It is queit hardly a murmur within its walls’: Life in the Nineteenth-­‐Century Irish Female Convict Prison.

Dr Elaine Farrell is Lecturer in Irish Economic and Social History in Queen’s University Belfast. Dr Farrell’s PhD research examined the crime of infanticide in Ireland from 1850-1900. This led to the publication of a number of works including ‘A most diabolical deed’: Infanticide and Irish Society, 1850-1900 (Manchester University Press, 2013) and Infanticide in the Irish Crown Files at Assizes (Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2012). Dr Farrell’s current research project focuses on criminal women in nineteenth-century Ireland. This work interrogates gendered notions of femininity evident in the nineteenth-century Irish courts and penal system, and assesses experiences for convict women. 

5.15pm The Board Room, Glucksman Library, UL

For further information contact Dr Richard Kirwan 


16 Dec 2014
Dr Ruan O'Donnell will be taking part in the Myles Dungan History Show on RTE Radio One at 6pm
15 Dec 2014

Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement Conference

Church and Settlement in Ireland: landscape, life and legacy

27 February - 1 March 2015

Together with The American Society for Irish Medieval Studies, the Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement are co-hosting a thematic interdisciplinary conference on church and settlement in Ireland, looking at the profound impact that various religious institutions had on society. The early monastic establishments, the dioceses and parishes in the Middle Ages, the Reformation and Counter-Reformation in the early modern era, and the rise of the Catholic Church and the dis-establishment of the Church of Ireland in the nineteenth century have all left their mark on the development of culture and landscape on this island.

For more details and conference programme visit  

06 Nov 2014

Workers, Politics and Working Class Life in limerick City 1890-1980

9.30am - 5.00pm

Free Admission