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Dr Maire Coleman

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
Dr Marie Coleman

Dr Maire Coleman

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

I am a historian of twentieth century Ireland, with particular focus on the Irish revolution period (1916-23).


HAPP colleagues in these sub-fields and related projects:

  • Prof Fearghal McGarry
  • Prof Diane Urquhart
  • Dr Elaine Farrell


Research opportunities

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of…

  • Irish revolution (1916-21); Politics and society in independent Ireland (post-1921); women in modern Ireland

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Public outreach & key achievements

I am a frequent contributor to broadcast and news media including the BBC, RTÉ, Irish Times, Irish News and News Letter, especially on topics related to historical commemoration.

Research students

PhD Title The Commonwealth and the Irish Partition in Transnational Perspectives, 1920-1925
Name Steven Egan
Country UK/Ireland
Years of Study 2017-2020
PhD Title  A case study of the Rt. Hon. James MacMahon Under-Secretary, Dublin Castle, 1918-1922
Name Johanna Lower-O'Reilly
Country  Ireland 
Years of Study 2017-2020
PhD Title Canon John Hayes and Muintir na Tire 
Name Barry Sheppard
Country Ireland
Years of Study 2019-2021
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Alumni: Where are they now

PhD Title Women of the big house families of Ireland and marriage, 1860-1920 
Name Dr Neil Watt
Graduated 2014
Country Northern Ireland
Current Position

House and Collections Manager, National Trust, Mount Stewart

PhD Title  T.P. O’Connor and the Irish Parliamentary Party, 1912-24
Name Dr Erica Doherty 
Graduated 2013
Country  Northern Ireland
Current Position  Teacher of History and Politics, Down High School
PhD Title Frank Aiken and the Fourth Northern Division : a personal and provincial experience of the Irish Revolution, 1916-1923
Name Dr Lewis 
Country Netherlands
Current Position  Maastricht University 



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