Interview with Dr. Ciarán McCabe

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.  

Interview with Professor Terence Dooley

Burning the Big House Exhibition at Maynooth University John Paul II Library

Terence Dooley is a Professor of History at Maynooth University and Director of the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates. He specialises in Irish social and political history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, particularly the history of Irish country houses and the landed class; the working of the Irish Land Commission; the revolutionary period 1916-23; and local history in Ireland. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules related to all of these areas of specialisation.

Conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Boyle – Part 2

In part 2 of our conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Boyle, we talk more about her book Fierce Appetites, her research, and the library spaces and collections at Maynooth University and St. Patrick’s College Maynooth.