This page will highlight the dates of speaking engagements. I regularly speak on a range of topics encompassing military history, conflict archaeology and the American Civil War. If you would like to contact me about a talk please email irishamericancivilwar@gmail.com – if you would like to see a comprehensive list of past topics I have dealt with (and published on) please see my academia page here.


  • January 14. Irish Soldiers in the American Civil War: New Sources, New Insights. University College Cork School of History Research Seminar Series, Cork, Ireland.
  • January 28. West Cork and the American Civil War. Skibbereen Historical Society, Cork, Ireland.
  • March 11. In the Footsteps of General Ginkel: The Archaeology of a Campaign. Irish Military History Society, Dublin, Ireland.
  • March 28. The Archaeology of the Revolution. 1916 Talks, Dublin, Ireland.
  • May 20. Title TBC. Paths to Freedom Event, Boyle House, Roscommon, Ireland.
  • May 23. Kildare and the American Civil War. Kill Historical Society, Kildare, Ireland.
  • June 22-25. ‘I Want to See You Again Before I Die’: Last Letters of Ulster Emigrants in American Civil War Pension Files. XXI Ulster-American Heritage Symposium 2016, Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, Ulster-American Folk Park, Omagh, Ireland.
  • October 6. The Archaeology of the War of Independence & Irish Civil War. National Museum of Ireland, Kildare St., Dublin, Ireland.


  • January 22. Knockraha and the War of Independence. Knockraha Community Hall, Cork, Ireland.
  • February 1. Exploring the Archaeological Opportunities of the Decade of Centenaries. Irish Post Medieval Archaeology Group Conference, Kinsale, Cork, Ireland.
  • February 13. In Search of Irish Emigrants in the American Civil War, Where did they all go? Irish emigrants in the 19th century Seminar, Edenderry Historical Society, Edenderry, Offaly, Ireland.
  • February 27. Limerick and the American Civil War, Rathkeale and District Historical Society, Limerick, Ireland.
  • April 8. Roscommon and the American Civil War, Centre for the Study of Historic Houses and Estates Strokestown Park House Lecture Series, Strokestown, Roscommon, Ireland.
  • April 26. World War One Tour of Kells, Co. Meath, Kells, Meath, Ireland.
  • May 9. Irish in the American Civil War, Irish Genealogical Research Society AGM, London, England.
  • May 22. The Conflict Landscapes of Ireland, Fighting Irish Roadshow, King House, Boyle, Roscommon, Ireland.
  • May 28. Conflict Archaeology in Ireland, Irish Conflict Archaeology Network Launch, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
  • June 9. Respondent to Professor Patrick Griffin Lecture, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Iveagh House, Dublin, Ireland.
  • June 25. The Irish in the American Civil War, Hay Festival, Kells, Meath, Ireland.
  • July 16. Kerry and the American Civil War, Dingle Historical Society, Dingle, Kerry, Ireland.
  • July 30. The Archaeology of Conflict in Elizabethan Ireland, San Marcos Project Lecture, Spanish Point, Clare, Ireland.
  • August 6. Cavan and the American Civil War, Cavan County Library, Cavan, Ireland.
  • August 26. Peter Tait and the Confederacy, The Tait Clothing Factory: A Testament to Time Seminar, Savoy Hotel, Limerick, Ireland.
  • August 29. The Napoleonic Defences of Bere Island, Bere Island, Cork, Ireland.
  • September 11. Profiles in Courage: The Irish Dimension to the Medal of Honor, Lucas Lecture, Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club, Dublin, Ireland.
  • September 26. Last Letters Home: Revealing the Pension File Correspondence of Union Irish Soldiers & their Families, American Civil War Round Table UK, Civil Service Club, London, England.
  • October 15. Galway and the American Civil War, Galway City Museum, Galway, Ireland.
  • October 27. Wicklow and the American Civil War, Roundwood & District Historical & Folklore Society, Roundwood, Wicklow, Ireland.
  • November 10. Cork and the American Civil War, Cloyne Literary & Historical Society, Ballymaloe House, Cork, Ireland.
  • November 23. Cork’s Forgotten Conflict: The American Civil War, Beara Historical Society, Castletownbere, Cork, Ireland.
  • December 8. The Military Fortifications of Cork & County: Bere Island, Cork City Library, Cork, Ireland.


  • January 24. Ireland’s Forgotten World War One Landscapes, Ireland and the First World War Conference, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.
  • January 28. Conflict Archaeology in the Republic of Ireland, NUIG Archaeological Society, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland.
  • March 15. Cork and the American Civil War, Cork Genealogical Society 20th Anniversary Conference, Silver Springs, Cork, Ireland.
  • March 21. The Midlands and the American Civil War, Edenderry Historical Society, Offaly, Ireland.
  • June 28. The Long Arm of War: Visualising Civil War Pensioners in Ulster, 1883, Ulster-American Heritage Symposium, University of Georgia, Athens, United States.
  • July 15. The Battles and Sieges of Kinsale, 1601 & 1690, Augusta State University Irish Tour, Charles Fort, Kinsale, Cork, Ireland.
  • July 26. The Archaeology of Ireland and the Great War, Great War Roadshow, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland.
  • August 29. Uncovering the Irish in the American Civil War, National Library of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.
  • August 30. The Irish Battlefield Project’s Survey of the Battle Sites of the Confederate Wars: An Illustrative Analysis of Four Battlefields (with Dr. John Jeremiah Cronin who will be presenting), Tudor & Stuart Ireland Conference, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Kildare, Ireland.
  • August 30. The Ardagh Chalice, Ardagh Chalice Monument Unveiling, Ardagh, Limerick, Ireland.
  • October 4. Siege, Storm & Slaughter: The Archaeology of 17th century Sieges in Ireland, Practised in the Art of War: Limerick Sieges 1642 to 1691 Conference, Limerick, Ireland.
  • October 25. The Archaeology of World War One, Imagine Arts History & Heritage Event, Waterford, Ireland.
  • November 13. Conflict Archaeology and It’s Role in Understanding the Past, Middle Tennessee State University Center for Historic Preservation, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States.
  • November 13. Discussion on Patrick Cleburne, ‘A Guitar and Pen’ with Robert Hicks, Franklin Theater, Franklin, Tennessee, United States.
  • November 14. Patrick Cleburne and The Battle of Franklin, 2014 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Keynote Address, Franklin, Tennessee, United States.
  • November 29. The Royal Navy, Martello Towers, and Coastal Defence Fortifications in County Cork, ‘A Safe Place for Ships’: Cork, Ireland, Europe and the Sea Conference, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

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