Matthew Mc Ginty

Jun 18 2020 Posted: 17:58 IST

The Standing Council of Irish Chiefs and Chieftains and Clans of Ireland, in association with the History Department of Trinity College, Dublin and History Ireland magazine, offers a prize of €500 to the winning entrant in an essay competition on Gaelic Ireland. Matthew Mc Ginty has won this years prize. His essay titled 'The Tánaiste and the Crown Prince Problem' concerns the endemic succession disputes that weakened Ulster Gaelic Lordships before and during the Nine Years' War (1594-1603) . The essay will appear in the Nov./Dec. 2020 issue of History Ireland. Both the winner and other entrants whose papers are deemed of publishable standard may be invited to contribute their work to a projected volume of essays on Gaelic Ireland, which is a central goal of the Chiefs’ and Clans’ competition. Matthew sat his viva recently and was recommended for the award of a Ph.D.