I have a number of speaking engagements coming up over the next few months, many of which relate to the theme of the Irish in the American Civil War. I have included details below, so if you find yourself nearby please consider popping along!


The History Festival of Ireland, Duckett’s Grove, Co. Carlow

Sunday 16th June

‘Ireland and the American Civil War: Selective Memory Loss’- Panel discussion with Ciaran O’Neill (Trinity College, Dublin), Catherine Clinton (Queen’s University, Belfast) and  Úna Ní Bhroiméil (University of Limerick)


Bere Island, Co. Cork

Saturday 22nd June

‘The Nineteenth Century Defences of Bere Island, Co. Cork’


Colonel Charles O’Kelly Aughrim Military History Summer School, Co. Galway

Saturday 13th July

‘Battle of Knockdoe: History and Archaeology’- with Dr. John Cronin


Third Annual International Famine Conference, Strokestown Park House, Co. Roscommon

Saturday 20th July

‘Allow me to Mingle My Tears: The Impact of the American Civil War on Female Famine Survivors’


Cashel Summer Lecture Series, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Tuesday 13th August

‘Tipperary and the American Civil War’


NRA Archaeology Seminar, Dublin

Thursday 22nd August

‘Revealing the Individual with Conflict Archaeology’


Tipperary Remembrance Trust, Tipperary, Co. Tipperary

Saturday 28th September

‘The Irish in the American Civil War’


Newcastle Historical Society, Co. Tipperary

Monday 4th November

‘Tipperary and the American Civil War’


Old Athlone Society, Co. Westmeath

Wednesday 13th November

‘The Midlands and the American Civil War’


Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminar, Trinity College, Dublin

Wednesday 4th December

‘Forgetting Ireland’s Sites of Independence?’


University College Galway Archaeological Society, Galway

Tuesday 28th January

‘The Conflict Archaeology of Ireland’