Research

Heritage Research Group - sample list of research activity

Aughrim Castle/Battle of Aughrim memorial

Much of our research is applied in nature, focusing on the practical application and use of the past in the present; e.g. in museum exhibitions, heritage site management, heritage tourism, public history, community archaeology, conservation, restoration, festivals, reenactments, commemorations, genealogy, film, TV, libraries, archives, and creative digitalisation.

Through our academic publications (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles, monographs, and book chapters), reports, MA and PhD theses, and creative work (e.g. heritage trails, guide books, museum exhibitions, art exhibitions, short films, artworks, and performances), we remain committed to advancing knowledge about the place of cultural heritage in inclusive, innovative and reflective societies.

A sample list of research activity for the period 2012–2018 is provided below:

 

2018

GOSLING, P. (2018), ‘Folklore and Pageantry in Edwardian Ireland: Fred Morrow and The Return of Cúchulainn and Emer (1911)’, Reading Ireland: The Little Magazine, Vol. 4, Issue 1, pp. 48–55.

McCARTHY, M. (2018), ‘Making Irish Martyrs: The Impact and Legacy of the Execution of the Leaders of the Easter Rising, 1916’, in Laybourn, K. and Outram, Q. (Eds), Secular Martyrdom in Britain and Ireland: From Peterloo to the Present (Palgrave Macmillan, London), pp. 165–202.

McDERMOTT, Y. (2018). ‘Bofeenaun Friary: History and Architecture of a Late Medieval House’, Cathair na Mart 35, pp. 39–48.

O’MAHONY, D. (2018), Speculative Optimism, Galway International Arts Festival, Galway.

O’MAHONY, D. (2018), The Persistent Return Film commissioned by Callan Workhouse Union. Visual Carlow and Natural History Museum, Leeuwarden 2018, EU Capital of Culture, Netherlands.

O’MAHONY, D. (2018), ‘Living Slowly in the Infinite Present: “Landscape” as Durational Public Art Practice’, Lifeworlds: Space, Place and Irish Culture. Cork University Press.

WHITE, F. (2018). ‘Louisa Moore of Moore Hall: A Life in Letters’. In T. Dooley, M. O’Riordan & C. Ridgway (Eds) Women and the Country House in Ireland and Britain. Dublin, Four Courts Press.

 

2017

Rodriguez De Cespedes, B., Sakamoto A., BERTHAUD, S. (Eds) (2017). Employability and the translation curriculum. Interpreter and Translator Trainer. Manchester: St Jerome Publishing.

BERTHAUD, S. & Antonijević, S. (2017). ‘The constraining effect of animacy of the sentence subject on sentence production when describing motion events in French and English’. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism.

Rodriguez De Cespédes, B., Sakamoto A., BERTHAUD, S. (2017). ‘Introduction’ in B. Rodriguez De Cespédes, A. Sakamoto A. & S. Berthaud (Eds) Employability and the translation curriculum. Interpreter and Translator Trainer. Manchester: St Jerome Publishing.

Sakamoto, A., Rodriguez De Cespédes, B., BERTHAUD, S., Evans, J. (2017). ‘When translation meets technologies: Language service providers (LSPs) in the digital age. Focus group report’. The Institute of Translation and Interpreting.

McCARTHY, M. (Ed.) (Reprinted, 2017), Ireland’s Heritages: Critical Perspectives on Memory and Identity, New Paperback Edition (Routledge, London). 270 pp.

McCARTHY, M. (2017), ‘Review of Galway/Gaillimh, Irish Historic Towns Atlas No. 28 by Jacinta Prunty and Paul Walsh’, Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, Vol. 69.

McCARTHY, M. (2017), ‘Reviews of Remembering 1916: The Easter Rising, the Somme and the Politics of Memory in Ireland, edited by R. S. Grayson and F. McGarry and 1916: Ireland’s Revolutionary Tradition by K. Allen’, Journal of British Studies, Vol. 56, Issue 1, pp. 177–80.

McCARTHY, M., WRYNN, S. and Anon. (2017), ‘The Rising in Galway & Wexford’, in Crowley, J., Ó Drisceoil, D. and Murphy, M. (Eds), Atlas of the Irish Revolution (Cork University Press, Cork), pp. 258–59.

McCARTHY, M. and WRYNN, S. (2017), ‘The Irish Volunteers in County Galway’, in Crowley, J., Ó Drisceoil, D. and Murphy, M. (Eds), Atlas of the Irish Revolution (Cork University Press, Cork), pp. 181–84.

McCARTHY, M., Mannion, M. and WRYNN, S. (Eds) (2017), Galway County 1916 Heritage Trail: Go Explore the Historic Sites & Memorials (Galway County Council, Galway). 358 pp. To download a free ebook – PDF copy of this guide book, see: www.gmit.ie/1916

McDERMOTT, Y. (2017). ‘Review of Religious Orders and Religious Identity Formation, ca. 1420 –1620: Discourses and Strategies of Observance and Pastoral Engagement, edited by Johanneke Uphoff and Bert Roest’, Renaissance Quarterly 70.2, pp. 757–759.

McDERMOTT, Y. (2016–2017). Moyne and Rosserk: ways of being Franciscan in the late medieval period. Áitreabh: Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement Newsletter. 21, pp. 14–18.

O’MAHONY, D. (2017), Perishable Picnic Fingal Arts Office Resort Residency, for Fingal Arts Office.

O’MAHONY, D. (2017), Speculative Optimism the Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading UK.

O’RIORDAN, M. (2017), Cultivating environmental values in Irish peatlands regulation. Peatlands International. 2017, Issue 3, pp. 22–24.

RODEN, C. M. (2017) An interesting form of Orobanche minor in Southeast Galway (H15) Irish Botanical News 27 pp. 33–34.

WHITE, F. (2017), ‘Louisa Moore of Moore Hall: A Life in Letters’. In T. Dooley, M. O’Riordan & C. Ridgway (Eds) Women and the Country House in Ireland and Britain. Dublin, Four Courts Press.

 

2016

ANON. [Bermingham, H., McCARTHY, M., McGowan, B., Ó Comhraí, C. and WRYNN, S.] (2016), Revolution in Galway 1913–1923/Réabhlóid I nGaillimh (Galway City Museum, Galway). 28 pp.

GOSLING, P. (2016), The route of Táin Bó Cúailnge in counties Roscommon and Longford. Archaeology Ireland Heritage Guide, No. 75.

GOSLING, P. (2016), Teltown, Co. Meath: Máire MacNeill's ‘principal old road’ and the topography of Óenach Tailten. Journal of Irish Archaeology, Vol. 25, 67–87.

GOSLING, P. (2016), Postcards from a pageant: ‘The return of Cúchulainn and Emer’, Dún Dealgan Museum, August 1911. County Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal, Vol. 28, part 3, 535–42.

McCARTHY, M. (Reprinted, 2016), Ireland’s 1916 Rising: Explorations of History-Making, Commemoration & Heritage in Modern Times, New Hardback and Paperback Editions (Routledge, London). 532 pp.

McCARTHY, M. (Ed.) (2016), 1916–2016 Centenary Programme of Events: Remembering, Reflecting & Reimagining (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway), 16 pp.

McCARTHY, M. (April 2016), ‘Ireland’s Easter Rising, 1916–2016: A Hundred Years of Memorialisation’, unique: Interkultureelles Studentenmagazin für Jena, Weimar & Erfurt, No. 75, pp. 10–13.

McCARTHY, M. (2016), ‘Review of Drogheda’s Forgotten Walls & Other Stories by Tom Reilly’, Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 596–98.

McCARTHY, M. and Mannion, M. (December 2016) (Joint Coordinators), Galway Remembers 1916, A Series of Eight Short Documentary Films Directed by Paul Murphy (Galway County Council and the Heritage Council, in Association with GMIT and the Galway Film Centre). To view the films, see: www.gmit.ie/1916

McCARTHY, M. and WRYNN, S., (2016), ‘A New History of the 1916 Rising in County Galway’, in Mannion, M. (Ed), Centenary Reflections on the 1916 Rising: Galway County Perspectives (Galway County Council, Galway), pp. 30–76.

McCARTHY, M. and WRYNN, S., (2016), ‘Mapping and Exploring the Route of the Rising in East County Galway, 1916’, in [O’Brien, L. (Ed)], Farming & Country Life 1916: History Talks Presented at Teagasc Athenry 10 & 11 June 2016 (Teagasc, Carlow), pp. 35–41.

McCARTHY, M. and WRYNN, S., (28 March 2016), ‘County Galway’s 1916 Rising: A Short History’, in Galway County Council, State Ceremonial Event, Athenry 28.03.16 (Galway County Council, Galway), pp. 4–8.

McCARTHY, M. and WRYNN, S., (2016), ‘Liam Mellows’ Hut in Kilduff Upper, County Clare: Reflections on the Historical Importance and Heritage Significance of a Hideout Used by the Leader of the 1916 Rising in the West of Ireland’, in Tulla Reaching Out Committee (Eds), Tulla Reaching Out: Reflections from Home and Abroad (Ireland Reaching Out, Tulla), pp. 34–41.

McCARTHY, M. and WRYNN, S. (29 April 2016), ‘Mapping County Galway’s 1916 Rising: A Commentary’, in McCARTHY, M. and Mannion, M. (Eds), A Map of County Galway’s 1916 Rising (Galway County Council in Partnership with Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway), A2 Poster.

Lally, B., McCARTHY, M. and Daly, R. (Curators) (15 November–22 December 2016), Peopling 1916: An Exhibition of Archives, Artefacts & Memorabilia from the Students & Staff of GMIT (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology Library, Galway).

McCARTHY, M., Ó Comhraí, C. and WRYNN, S. (Researchers/Writers) (2016), Revolution in Galway, 1913–1923 (Galway City Museum, Galway).

McDERMOTT, Y. (2016), The medieval history of St Patrick’s Priory, Tulsk, Co. Roscommon. Co. Roscommon Historical and Archaeological Society Journal. 13, pp. 106–110).

O’MAHONY, D. (2016), ‘Up From the Country’, VAI Newsletter.

O’MAHONY, D. (2016), ‘A Village Plot Paper’, Visual Art, Vol. 7, Dublin/Berlin, Eds, Niamh Dunphy and Adrian Duncan.

O’MAHONY, D. (2016), ‘Thinking Long: “Slow” Practice in Rural Places’, PublicArt.ie.

O’RIORDAN, M., M., McDonagh, J and Mahon, M. (2016), Local knowledge and environmentality in legitimacy discourses on Irish peatlands regulation. Land Use Policy. Vol. 59, pp. 423–33.

TUNNEY, J. (2016), The Songs of 1916, practice-based exploration of the theme of 1916 through newly composed work, sponsored by the National Library of Ireland and The Arts Council.

WRYNN, S. (2016), ‘Remembering the Rising in Galway 1916-1966’, in Mannion, M. (Ed.), Centenary Reflections of the 1916 Rising: A County Galway Perspective (Galway County Council), pp. 305–334.

 

2015

GOSLING, P. (2015), The route of Táin Bó Cúailnge in County Louth. Archaeology Ireland Heritage Guide, No. 69.

GOSLING, P. (2015), Placing Names in Táin Bó Cúailnge: ‘Finnabair Chúailnge’ and ‘Finnabair Sléibe’. County Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal, Vol. 28, no. 3, 309–25.

McCARTHY, M. and WRYNN, S., (2015), ‘County Galway’s 1916 Rising: A Short History’, in Galway County Council, 1916–2016 Centenary Programme: County Galway (Galway County Council, Galway), pp. 9–14.

McCARTHY, M. (2015), ‘Review of Anniversary Essays: 40 Years of Geography at Maynooth. Volumes 1 & 2 edited by Alastair Fraser’, Irish Geography: Journal of the Geographical Society of Ireland, Vol. 48, Issue 1, pp. 100–103.

McCARTHY, M. and WRYNN, S. (2015) (Historical Consultants), for the ‘County Galway’ Episode of Ireland’s Rising, featuring Ryan Tubridy (RTÉ Television Documentary, Dublin).

McCARTHY, M. and WRYNN, S. (2015), Galway’s Rising: Rebel Stories for Television (Department of Heritage & Tourism, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology). 12 pp.

McDERMOTT, Y. (2015), Room for expansion: the domestic ranges of Ross Errilly Franciscan Friary, Co. Galway. Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society. 67, pp. 1–15).

O’MAHONY, D. (2015), Potato/Batata (A Pan Atlantic Parmentier) with Frances Whitehead (USA) and Deirdre O'Mahony Projects and Artworks 2010 - 2015. BCA Gallery, Ireland.

O’MAHONY, D. (2015), SPUD: Digestion, Performance Lecture, Callan Workhouse Union, Co. Kilkenny.

O’RIORDAN, M., Mahon, M. & McDonagh, J. (2015), ‘Power, discourse and participation in nature conflicts: the case of turf cutters in the governance of Ireland's raised bog designations’, Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, Vol. 17. Issue 1, pp. 127–45.

 

2014

GOSLING, P. (2014), The route of Táin Bó Cúailnge: revisited. Emania: Bulletin of the Navan Research Group, Vol. 22, 145–67.

GOSLING, P. (2014), Placing names in Táin Bó Cúailnge: the ford ‘Áth Lethan’. County Louth Archaeological & Historical Journal, Vol. 28, no. 2, 143–56.

Keane, S. and GOSLING, P. (2014), Robert Richardson's Map of the ‘Commons of Atherdee’, 1677. County Louth Archaeological & Historical Journal, Vol. 28, no. 2.

McDERMOTT, Y. (2014), The late medieval friaries of the mendicant orders in Co. Mayo. In: G.P. Moran and N. Ó Muraile (eds) Mayo History and Society. Geography Press, Dublin, pp. 133-156.

McDERMOTT, Y. (2014), Post-medieval developments at Moyne friary, Co. Mayo: c. 1540–c. 1700. Cathair na Mart. 32.

McDERMOTT, Y. (2014), Kilcorban friary: Ireland’s only house of the Dominican Third Order Regular. History Ireland. 22. 5, 16–19.

MARNELL, C. (2014), “Christian Heroes Remembered and Forgotten: The Irish Folklore Commission’s Local Patron Saint Questionnaire in Connacht”, Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, Vol. 66.

O’MAHONY, D. (2014), SPUD | 3-D Animation, produced by Deirdre O’Mahony, Ireland.

O’MAHONY, D. (2014), ‘Aughty In Transit(ion): Are We There Yet?’ Commissioned essay for Aughty Book/DVD by Megs Morley and Tom Flannagan.

O’MAHONY, D. (2014), ‘Towards A Collaborative Re-Imagining of Community in Rural Ireland.’ Irish Families and Globalization, Groves Monograph Series, U. Michigan Press.

Doddy, P. and RODEN, C. M. (2014) The nature of the black deposit occurring in solution hollows on the limestone pavement of the Burren, Co. Clare. Biology and Environment P.R.I.A. 11 2014, pp. 71–77.

RODEN, C. M. and Murphy, P. (2014) A targeted survey of Najas flexilis . 72 pp Unpublished report to NPWS.

RODEN, C. M. (2014) The charophyte vegetation of Lough Ennel and setting appropriate minimum and maximum lake levels. A report prepared for RPS ltd and Westmeath County Council.

 

2013

GOSLING, P. (2013), Kildare and Tuam. in H.B. Clarke and S. Gearty (Eds), Maps & Texts: exploring the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Royal Irish Academy, pp. 58–67.

GOSLING, P. (2013), The wonderful castle of Tuam: sorting fact from fiction. JOTS: Journal of the Old Tuam Society, Volume 10, 14–21.

GOSLING, P. (2013), Placing names in Táin Bó Cúailnge: the ford ‘Áth Fhir Diad’. County Louth Archaeological & Historical Journal, Vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 5–21.

Sheehy-Skeffington, M., Scott, N. E. and GOSLING, P. (2013), Numbered seaweed mearing stones on Island Eddy and the adjoining mainland at Carrowmore townland, Ballinacourty, Galway Bay. Journal of Irish Archaeology, Vol. 22, pp. 93–109.

GOSLING, P. (2013), Placing names in Táin Bó Cúailnge: the gaps ‘Bernas Bó Cúailnge’ and ‘Bernas Bó nUlad’. County Louth Archaeological & Historical Journal, Vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 553–68.

McDERMOTT, Y. (2013), Medieval improvements: the extension of Moyne friary’s tower. Cathair na Mart. 31, pp. 48–59.

McDERMOTT, Y. (2012–2013). Kinalehin, Co. Galway: A history of Ireland’s only Carthusian priory and its conversion to a Franciscan friary. Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. 142-143, pp. 100–113.

Byrne, A., & O’MAHONY, D. (2013), ‘Revisiting and Reframing the Anthropological Archive: The Harvard Irish Survey (1930 – 1936)’. Irish Journal of Anthropology, Vol.16.

RODEN, C. M. and Murphy, P. (2013) A survey of the benthic macrophytes in three hard water lakes: Lough Bunny, Lough Carra and Lough Owel. Irish Wildlife Manuals No. 70 NPWS Dublin.

RODEN, C. M. and Murphy, P. (2013) Report on the ecological status of 25 Irish hard water lakes based on sublittoral vegetation and flora. Report submitted to NPWS.

RODEN C. M. and Oliver, G. (2013) Monitoring and Assessment of Irish Lagoons for the purpose of the EU Water Framework Directive 2010-2012. A report prepared for the EPA.

RODEN, C. M. (2013) A report on the aquatic macrophytes in 12 lakes along the Maam Cross to Ballynahinch Road. Report commissioned by RPS for NRA.

TUNNEY, J. (2013), ‘Pipe the Drains with Them’ in Treoir.

TUNNEY, J. (2013), ‘Man, Woman and Child’, practice-based exploration of the Child ballad Collection, sponsored by the National Library of Ireland and the Irish Traditional Music Archive.

 

2012

BERTHAUD, S. and Antonijević, S. (2012), L2 acquisition of verbal constructions: expressing motion in L2 French and English. In M. Bouveret & D. Legallois (Eds), French constructions in discourse and development. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

GOSLING, P. (2012), The Táin March 2012: on the trail of Táin Bó Cúailnge in Louth. in a booklet of the same name, published by The Táin March, Dundalk, pp. 1–2.

GOSLING, P. (2012), Etienne Rynne, 1932-2012. Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland News, Series 2, Issue 7, pp. 6–7.

GOSLING, P. (2012), Review of F.H.A. Aalen, K. Whelan and M. Stout, Atlas of the Irish rural landscape by (2nd edition, Cork University Press, 2011). Irish Arts Review, Vol. 21, no. 4, p. 128.

McCARTHY, M. (2012), Ireland’s 1916 Rising: Explorations of History-Making, Commemoration & Heritage in Modern Times (Ashgate Publishing Ltd., Farnham). 532 pp.

McCARTHY, M. (2012), ‘Review of At the Anvil: Essays in Honour of William J. Smyth edited by Patrick J. Duffy and William Nolan’, Irish Geography: Journal of the Geographical Society of Ireland, Vol. 45, Issue 3, pp. 289–91.

McDERMOTT, Y. (2012), Killeenbrenan Friary: Flag-ship house of the Franciscan Third Order in Ireland? Cathair na Mart. 30, 42–58.

MARNELL, C. (2012), “Review of Learning by Wandering: An Ancient Irish Perspective for a Digital World, by Marie Martin”, Australasian Journal of Irish Studies Vol. 12.

O’MAHONY, D. (2012), SPUD | X-PO, installation, plantings, events and archive, Kilnaboy, Ireland.

RODEN, C. M. (2012), A report on the sub littoral environment around selected navigation markers in the north west sector of Lough Corrib. Report commissioned by RPS for Corrib Navigation Trust.

TUNNEY, J. (2012), ‘As I Roved Out’, practice-based exploration of the theme of emigration through newly composed work, sponsored by the National Library of Ireland and The Arts Council.

WHITE, F. (2012). ‘George Henry Moore and the Moore Hall During the Famine. In: C. Montague & A. Frazier (eds) George Moore: Dublin, Paris, Hollywood’. Dublin, Irish Academic Press.