Dr. Ciarán Mac Cabe is a social historian of Ireland and Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. His interests are in the history of poverty and welfare, women’s history, and urban history. He was awarded his Ph.D. in 2015 from Maynooth University for his thesis, examining perceptions of and responses to begging and alms-giving in pre-Famine and Famine Ireland, with particular focus on charities and religious denominations. His monograph (Begging, Charity and Religion in Pre-Famine Ireland) was published in Liverpool University Press’s ‘Reappraisals in Irish History’ series in 2018 and received a Special Commendation Award in the NUI Publication Prize in Irish History 2019. His latest publication – Dublin and the Great Irish Famine was co-edited by Emily Mark-FitzGerald, Ciarán McCabe & Ciarán Reilly and published by UCD Press.
He is currently working in Queen’s University Belfast.