13 Apr 2021

The 2021 AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference will take place on 27 and 28 May. Details can viewed here. Details of the call for papers and posters for the conference can be viewed here. The Deadline for proposals is 5pm, Friday 7 May 2021. To submit a proposal, students should click on the following link:

19 Mar 2021

For the current AHSS Scholarships and Fee Waiver Opportunities for new and prospective postgraduate students please see

Closing date is 5pm Thursday 22nd April 2021

01 Feb 2021

We are please to announce our Limerick History Research Seminar Series Spring 2020/21.  

Organised by the Departments of History

Mary Immaculate College & University of Limerick


Spring semester


Tuesday, 23 February, 4pm

Dr John Condren (Faculty of History, University of Oxford), ‘Unscrupulous and under-handed? Genevan financiers, the Swiss Confederation, and Louis XIV's France, 1685–1715.’ 4–6pm via MS Teams.

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Tuesday, 9 March, 4pm

Dr Rachel Murphy (UL), ‘The Goreybridge Censuses, 1862–7.’ 4–6pm via MS Teams

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Tuesday, 30 March, 4pm

30 March, Dr Georgina Laragy (TCD) ‘The public history of poverty: workhouses in twenty-first century Ireland.’

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Tuesday, 13 April, 4pm

Dr Angelika Hansert (UL), ‘The “White Plague”—health and health risks of members of German female apostolic orders and congregations, 1850–1945.’ 4–6pm via MS Teams.

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Tuesday 20 April, 4pm

Professor Terence Dooley (NUIM), ‘Revolution, country house burning and land redistribution in Ireland, 1919–23: national and local perspectives.’ 4–6pm via Microsoft Teams. Register online:


All very welcome


For further information please contact:

Dr Alistair Malcolm ( ) or

13 Jan 2021

Check out the upcoming Symposium Series from the Centre for Early Modern Studies, Limerick: Digital Approaches to Early Modern Studies

Symposium 1 kicks off on the 9 February at 12pm and is entitled Network and Circulation Analysis and Visualisation.

See poster for full details and registration here.

17 Dec 2020

Deeds Not Words, The Survival of the Fitzmaurices, Lords of Kerry by Martin Moore

Congratulations to Martin Moore (MA Local History 2019) on the publication of his book on the Fitzmaurices, Lords of Kerry

The survival of the Fitzmaurices Lords of Kerry 1550 to 1603. In Deeds Not Words, author Martin Moore examines the political and military roles of the Fitzmaurices, Lords of Kerry and Barons of Lixnaw, in the Tudor years of 1550-1603. This work examines their involvement in local, national and international events of the sixteenth century, from their links to the Kildare revolt of the 1530s, through the Desmond rebellions (1569-1583) and the Nine Years' War (1594-1603). This work provides an insightful account of the family's interaction with both the Earldom of Desmond and the Tudor State in those eventful years. New light is shone on events such as the pivotal battle of Lixnaw (1568), the Limerick escape of the sons of Lord Fitzmaurice (1581) and on the sieges of Listowel (1600) and Ballingarry (1603). This work includes orginal research and information relevant to anyone with an interest in Tudor Ireland.