Enduring Ruin: Environmental Destruction and the Irish Revolution

Invitation for exclusive review, Syracuse University Press.

Anticipated publication in 2021.

Chapters in Collected Volumes


“The Transformation of the Irish College, Paris: War, Education, and Administration, 1870-1918,” in Forming Catholic Communities: Irish, Scots and English College Networks in Europe, 1564-1918, ed. Liam Chambers and Thomas O’Connor (Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2018), 304-22.


“‘Shattered Glass and Toppling Masonry’: War Damage in Dublin and Paris,” in Paris – capital of Irish culture: France, Ireland and the Republic, 1798–1916, ed. Pierre Joannon and Kevin Whelan (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2017), 175-87.

Reviewed by Irish Historical Studies

“Families, Vulnerability and Sexual Violence during the Irish Revolution,” in Perceptions of Pregnancy: From the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century, ed. Jennifer Evans and Ciara Meehan, (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), 53-69.

“Violence, Trauma, and Memory in Ireland: the Psychological Impact of War and Revolution on a Liminal Society, 1916-1923,” in Aftershock: Psychological Trauma and the Legacies of the First World War, ed. Jason Crouthamel and Peter Leese (Switzerland: Springer Nature, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017),117-40.

Reviewed by Reviews in History, Institute for Historical Research (IHR), London,


“Redefining Allegiance: Loyalty, Treason and the Foundation of the Irish Free State 1922-32,” in A Formative Decade: Politics, Economics and Identity in Ireland, 1921-32, ed. Mel Farrell, Jason Knirk, and Ciara Meehan, (Kildare: Irish Academic Press, 2015), 108-31.

Reviewed by Études irlandaises, 40-1 | 2015, 169-70

Reviewed by The Irish Story

Reviewed by the Irish Literary Supplement 36.2 (spring 2017)


“Modern Celtic Nationalism in the Period of the Great War: Establishing Transnational Connections,” in Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, ed. Deborah Furchtgott, Georgia Henley, and Matthew Holmberg, XXXII (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013), 286-301.


“Terror Confined? Prison Violence in Ireland, 1919-1921,” in Terror in Ireland, 1916-1923, ed. David Fitzpatrick (Dublin: The Lilliput Press, 2012), 219-35.

Reviewed by Reviews in History

Reviewed by Seanchas Ardmhacha: Journal of the Armagh Diocesan Historical Society 24.1 (2012), pp. 323-325

Reviewed by The Irish Story



“Pre-War Paramilitary Mobilisation (Great Britain and Ireland)” in 1914-1918-online – International Encyclopedia of the First World War (forthcoming). Learn the Project Consortium.


“La Bretagne et l’Insurrection de Pâques 1916” [“Brittany and the 1916 Easter Rising”] in En Envor: L’histoire contemporaine en Bretagne, no. 7 (February):

“The Easter Rising and destruction of Dublin,” in Century Ireland (January):

“The Afterlife of Roger Casement’s Irish Brigade, 1916-1922,” in Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies (University of Notre Dame), ed. Mike Cronin, John Gibney, and Brian Ó Conchubhair


“Shifting Allegiances: War, Loyalty, and Trauma in Ireland, 1914-1927,” in Psychische Versehrungen im Zeitalter der Weltkriege

2014 & prior

“Irish Political Prisoner Culture, 1916-23,” in Cross Currents, 64, no. 1 (March 2014): 90-106.

 “Periphery of War or First Line of Defense? Ireland Prepares for Invasion, 1900-15,” in Francia: Forschungen zur westeuropäishcen Geschichte 40 (2013): 385-96.

“Witness to War: Charles Ouin-la-Croix and the Irish College, Paris, 1870-1871,” in Études Irlandaises 36.2 (automne-hiver 2011): 21-38.

“Reaction and Reorganisation: the Anti-Treaty IRA, January-April 1922,” in History Matters II (2006): 76-84.

“An Irregular Loyalty: Discontent in the Free State Army, 1922-24,” in The History Review xv (2005): 194-206.

Edited Journals

Co-edited with Kelly Sullivan, “Special Edition: Irish Environments,” in Éire-Ireland.

Call For Papers: Ireland & the Environment

“Special Edition: Peace and Society in Northern Ireland, 1994-2014,” in Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research 39:4 (2014).

Reviews & Other Contributions


Brian Hughes, Defying the IRA? Intimidation, Coercion, and Communities during the Irish Revolution (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2016), in History: Reviews of New Books 46, no. 3 (May 2018), 73-4.


Derek Gladwin, Contentious Terrains: Boglands, Ireland, Postcolonial Gothic (Cork University Press, 2016), in Australasian Journal of Irish Studies 17 (2017): 169-70.

“The Geography of Republican Hunger Strikes, 1916-1923,” in Atlas of the Irish Revolution, ed. John Crowley, Donal Ó Drisceoil, Mike Murphy and John Borgonovo (Cork: Cork University Press, 2017): 444-46.

Reviewed by Irish Literary Supplement, spring 2018.

Reviewed by Sunday Business Post, 27 August 2017.

Reviewed by Irish Arts Review, vol. 34, autumn 2017.

Featured on RTÉ News, 12 September 2017.

Article, “Heavy reading: UCC launches 5kg ‘Atlas of Irish Revolution’”, Irish Times, 14 September 2017.

Reviewed by the Irish Times, 16 September.

Editorial in Irish Examiner, 18 September 2017.

Article, “This €60, 5kg, 1,000-page book of Irish history is flying off the shelves,” Irish Times, 3 November 2017.

Award, Bord Gais Enegery Irish Book Awards, Best Irish Published Book of the Year 2017 – Winner


Forward to Jason Myers, The Great War and Memory in Irish Culture, 1918-2010 (California: Academica Press, 2016).

Robert Lynch, Revolutionary Ireland, 1912-25 (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015), in Journal of British Studies 55, no. 02 (April 2016): 437 – 438.

“Varied Spaces, Vivid Memories,” American Conference for Irish Studies annual meeting report, Breac: A digital journal of Irish Studies.

2015 & prior

“A Different Four Nations Approach? Celtic Nationalism in the Period of the Great War,” on Four Nations History Network (

Jason Myers, The Great War and Memory in Irish Culture, 1918-2010 (Academica Press, 2012), in Irish Economic and Social History 40 (December 2013): 183-5.

Robert Gerwarth and John Horne, eds., War in Peace: Paramilitary Violence in Europe after the Great War (Oxford University Press, 2012), in War in History 20:4 (November 2013: 571-2.

Heather Jones, Violence against Prisoners of War in the First World War (Cambridge University Press, 2011), in War in History 19:4 (November 2012): 524-6.