Writer of books on 19th century Irish history, the American west and the Great War.
Presenter of The History Show – Sunday at 6 on RTE Radio 1. Columnist (On This Day, Fake Histories), Drivetime, RTE Radio 1
PhD in History, Trinity College, Dublin (2012)
Adjunct lecturer, School of History and Archives, University College Dublin (HIS31660 Printing the Union – Irish newspaper history 1782-1922), Lifelong Learning (The Wild West (2016), From Bad News to Fake News (2017)
Lecturer, City Colleges, Dublin.
Lecturer U.C.Berkeley (2011) 152A Modern Irish History
Tutor – Trinity College, Dublin 2009 & 2010
Fulbright scholar – U.C.Berkeley, 2007 & 2011
Programme Director of the Hinterland Festival, (formerly Hay/Kells Festival)
Board member of the San Francisco Irish Literary and Historical Society
Biographer of the Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society and Captain William O’Shea.
Compere, chairman, MC (though not rapper), lecturer. (Talent Base)
Literary Agent – Jonathan Williams Literary Agency, Rosney Mews, Glenageary Rd. Upper, Glenageary, Co. Dublin 01-2803482
Books (see Publications page for more details)
Snuff – crime novel co-written with Jim Lusby
Distant Drums: Irish veterans of foreign armies
A good walk spoiled: a book of golf quotes
Preferred lies: a book of golf anecdotes
Irish voices from the Great War
They shall grow not old
The theft of the Irish Crown Jewels: an unsolved mystery
How the Irish won the West
Speaking ill of the dead (edited)
The Captain and the King: William O’Shea, Parnell and late Victorian Ireland
Conspiracy: Irish political trials
If you want to know who we are (November, 2013 – Gill and Macmillan)
An insurrection in print: United Ireland 1881-1891 (2014 – Irish Academic Press)
On This Day (New Island) (2015)
On This Day 2 (New Island) (2017)
The White House (Kindle) (2019)
Four Killings: Murder, Land Hunger and Family in the Irish Revolution (Head of Zeus) (2021)
Mansfield Park (adaptation) – Rattlebag theatre company
The Jealous Wall (Mullingar Arts Centre)
Personally Speaking – speaking, chairing etc.
Wikipedia – accurate but not compiled by yours truly.
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