Enduring Ruin: Environmental Destruction and the Irish Revolution, 1916-1923

Invitation for exclusive review, Syracuse University Press.

Anticipated publication in 2019.

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.

“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



“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): forthcoming.


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 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.