Professor Diarmaid Ferriter
Prof Ferriter is Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin and is one of Ireland’s best-known historians. He is a weekly columnist with the Irish Times, an author of several historical books and he regularly appears on national radio and television programmes. In 2019 Professor Ferriter was elected as a member of the Royal Irish Academy.
Dr. Anne Dolan
Trinity College Dublin
Dr. Anne Dolan is an Associate Professor in modern Irish history at Trinity College Dublin. Her publications include Michael Collins: the man and the revolution (2018), which she co-wrote with Dr. Will Murphy (DCU). Dr. Dolan’s research examines the nature and the legacy of the Irish civil war. She is currently working on an examination of violence and killing throughout the revolutionary period in Ireland.
Dr. Will Murphy
Dr. Will Murphy is Associate Professor at the School of History and Geography, Dublin City University. His most recent book, Michael Collins: the man and the revolution (2018) was co-written with Dr. Anne Dolan (TCD). His other books include Political Imprisonment and the Irish, 1912-1921 (2014) and two edited collections on the history of Irish sport and leisure. He is a co-founder of Sports History Ireland and a member of the GAA’s History and Commemoration Committee.
Professor Fearghal McGarry
Queen's University, Belfast
Professor Fearghal McGarry joined Queen’s University in 2002. After graduating from UCD and TCD, he lectured at Trinity for several years, before moving to NUI Maynooth as a Government of Ireland research fellow. He has served as joint editor of Irish Historical Studies and on the editorial board of Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Section C. He is a member of advisory groups for the Military Service Pensions collection project and the Ulster Museum’s Collecting the Troubles and Beyond project.
Dr. Ciara Chambers
University College Cork
Dr. Ciara Chambers is Head of the Department of Film and Screen Media, University College Cork, author of Ireland in the Newsreels (Irish Academic Press, 2012) and co-editor of Researching Newsreels: Local, National and Transnational Case Studies (Palgrave, 2018). She is a member of the council of the International Association of Media and History, a board member of Irish Screen Studies and associate editor of the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. She was screenwriter and associate producer of the six-part television series Éire na Nuachtscannán.
Michael is a sportswriter and deputy sports editor for the Irish edition of the Sunday Times. He has won three GAA McNamee awards including ‘Best GAA publication’ for The Bloodied Field in 2014. The Bloodied Field was the result of intensive research and interviews and is the key account of events at Croke Park on November 21st, 1920. In 2007, Michael won the Boylesports Sportsbook of the Year for Kings of September. He also wrote Harte, an autobiography of Mickey Harte in 2009, which was shortlisted for the William Hill Sportsbook of the Year. Michael has been nominated three times for Sports Journalist of the Year. He is a member of the GAA History and Commemorations Committee.
Dr. Siobhan Doyle
Technical University Dublin
Siobhán Doyle has recently completed her PhD scholar at Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) and received the Dean of the College of Arts & Tourism scholarship award in March 2016. Siobhán’s doctoral research examined the challenges of depicting death through exhibition displays by analysing the types of artefacts and imagery commonly used in commemorative exhibitions. Siobhán has presented research papers at international conferences on historical memory and visual culture and her research has been published by Four Courts Press, European Remembrance and Solidarity Network, Arms and Armour journal and the Imperial War Museum, forthcoming in 2020.
Éanna De Búrca
A very special addition to the the GAA Museum's Remembering Bloody Sunday
lecture series. Dubliner Éanna De Búrca gives us an insight into the memories of his father Frank De Búrca - the star Dublin player who was marking Michael Hogan on Bloody Sunday.
As well as being an oustanding footballer, Frank also played hurling for Dublin and was a founding member of the Irish Volunteers in 1913. He was stationed at the GPO during the 1916 Rising and manned a barricade at O'Moore Street.