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.
Adjunct lecturer, School of History and Archives, University College Dublin (HIS31660 Printing the Union – Irish newspaper history 1782-1922)
Lecturer, City Colleges, Dublin.
Lecturer U.C.Berkeley (2011)
Tutor – Trinity College, Dublin 2009 & 2010
Fulbright scholar – U.C.Berkeley, 2007 & 2011
Board member of the Hay/Kells Festival – 28-30 June 2013.
Board member of the San Francisco Irish Literary and Historical Society
Biographer of the Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society and Captain William O’Shea.
Phd in history from Trinity College, Dublin – December, 2012.
Compere, chairman, MC (though not rapper), lecturer. (Talent Base)
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)
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.
The History Show – accurate and compiled by the wonderful Yetti Redmond.
@RTEHistoryShow on Twitter