BA (NUI), PhD (TCD), FRHistS
Reader in Modern Irish History
History Postgraduate Research co-ordinator
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9097 5277
Fearghal McGarry studied history at University College, Dublin, and Trinity College, Dublin. He taught Irish history at Trinity, 1997-2000, before holding a Government of Ireland post-doctoral fellowship at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, 2000-2002. He joined the School of History at Queen’s in 2002. He was joint editor of Irish Historical Studies (2008-2013), and is currently a member of the editorial board of Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Section C: Archaeology, Celtic Studies, History, Linguistics and Literature.
Dr McGarry’s research focuses on twentieth-century Ireland, particularly radical ideology and political violence. His first book examined Irish responses to the Spanish Civil War and he has written biographies of the socialist republican, Frank Ryan, and fascist politician, Eoin O’Duffy. His recent research focuses on the revolutionary period. He has completed a history of the Easter Rising and an edited collection of the Bureau of Military History’s witness statements on 1916. He is also interested in commemoration, public history, and historical memory, as well as the relationship between these subjects and film and museology.
He is currently working on a publication exploring the relationship between the Abbey Theatre and the Irish revolution. He is PI of an AHRC-funded project titled 'Documentary film, public history and education in Northern Ireland'.
Dr Fearghal McGarry teaches on the following programmes / modules:
Recent PhD supervision: