Dr Róisín Healy
Head of History
Rm. 415, Tower 1, Floor 2
Tel: +353 (0)91 492551
 Helena ISS

Ms Helena Condon 
Rm. 405, Tower 1, Floor 2
Tel: +353 (0)91 492537 

Academic Staff

Dr Gearóid Barry, PhD (Uni of Dub)
Head of Final Year
Room 401, Tower 1, Floor 2
Tel: +353 (0)91 493442



Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley
, PhD (NUI) 
Room 407, Tower 1, Floor 2
Tel: +353 (0)91 494294


Dr John Cunningham
, PhD (NUI)
Director of MA History
Room 404, Tower 1, Floor 2
Tel: +353 (0)91 495642


Professor Enrico Dal Lago
, Laurea in Lettere (Roma), M.A. (Kansas), M.A., Ph.D. (Lond.), D.Litt. (NUI), MRIA
Established Professor of History
Sabbatical Leave until end of February 2025
Room 406, Tower 1, Floor 2
Tel: +353 (0)91 493546


Dr Chris Doyle, PhD (NUI)
Lecturer in Medieval History
Room 411, Tower 1, Floor 2

Dr Tomás Finn
, PhD (NUI)
Director of Postgraduate Studies in History
Room 312, Tower 1, Floor 1
Tel: +353 (0)91 492552
Professor Alison Forrestal
, M.A. (NUI), Ph.D. (Manchester), MRIA
Head of School
Room 412, Tower 1, Floor 2
Tel: +353 (0)91 495629
Dr. Róisín Healy
, M.A., (NUI), M.A.G.E.S., Ph.D. (Georgetown), MRIA
Head of Department 
Room 415, Tower 1, Floor 2
Tel: +353 (0)91 492551
Dr. Laurence Marley
, M.A. PhD, (NUI)
Head of First Year
Room 409, Tower 1, Floor 2
Tel: +353 (0)91 493791
Dr. Niall Ó Ciosáin
, Ph.D. (Eur.Univ.Inst.)
Head of Second Year, Head of BA History (Single Honours) Exam Officer
Room 410, Tower 1, Floor 2
Tel: +353 (0)91 493019
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Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh PhD, DLitt (Nottingham), FRHistS, FHEA, FRSA, MRIA
Established Professor of European History
Sabbatical Leave until 30 April 2026
Room 403, Tower 1, Floor 2
Tel: +353 (0)91 493722

Dr. Kevin O'Sullivan
, Ph.D. (Dub)
Director of BA History and Globalisation Studies 
Room 413, Tower 1, Floor 2
Tel: +353 (0)91 493625

Dr. Jackie Uí Chionna
, M.A. (UCC), H.Dip.Ed. (TCD), Ph.D. (NUIG)
Room 314, Floor 1


Additional Academics Teaching Modules in History

VP Research and Innovation Jim Livesey

An tOllamh/Professor James Livesey

BA MA (UCC) PhD (Harvard)
An Leas-Uachtarán don Taighde agus Nuálaíocht, Ollscoil na Gaillimhe
Vice President for Research and Innovation, University of Galway

e-mail/r-phost: jlivesey@universityofgalway.ie



An tOllamh/Professor Breandán Mac Suibhne

101 Áras na Gaeilge, University of Galway
Acadamh na hOllscolaiochta Gaeilge, Ollscoil na Gaillimhe

e-mail/r-phost: breandan.macsuibhne@universityofgalway.ie

Honorary Professor 

Professor Kerby Miller
PhD (Berkeley)

Honorary Professor of History
University of Galway

Email: kerby.miller@universityofgalway.ie


Postdoctoral Scholars

‘Dr José Shane Brownrigg-Gleeson Martinez, ‘The Global Irish and the Re-Imagining of Latin America during the Age of Revolutions (1776-1848)’ - Funded by the Irish Research Council, (€91,720) 2019-2021’ (Mentored by Enrico Dal Lago).

Dr Ruth A. Canning ‘Personal and Corporate Petitions during Ireland’s Nine Years’ War, 1594-1603’ – Funded by the Moore Visiting Fellowship, 2017 (Mentored by Pádraig Lenihan).

Dr David Convery, 'The British working-class and Ireland, 1922-45: Identity, representation and postcolonialism’ – Funded by the Irish Research Council (€91,720), 2014-16 (Mentored by John Cunningham).

Dr Alice Colombo, ‘The transnational mobility of cheap print: British chapbooks in Italy, 1800-1850’ – Funded by the European Commission Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (€174,000), 2015-2017 (Mentored by Niall Ó Ciosáin).

Dr Regina Donlon, ‘The Tuke Irish in Minnesota: A Transnational Analysis of Assisted Emigration to the American Midwest, 1880-1930’ - Funded by the Irish Research Council, (€91,720) 2014-2016 (Mentored by Enrico Dal Lago).

Dr Máirín MacCarron – Funded by the National University of Ireland, Garret FitzGerald Research Fellowship in the Humanities, 2012-2015 (€104,000 + €26,000), 2012-2015 (Mentored by Dáíbhí Ó Cróinín).

Dr Ciaran McCabe, ‘Begging, charity and religion in pre-famine and famine Ireland - Funded by the Irish Research Council (€45,895), 2015-2016 (Mentored by Niall Ó Ciosáín). 

Dr Andrew Phemister, ‘Irish boycotting and the development of modern liberal thought’ - Funded by the Irish Research Council (€91,720), 2018-20 (Mentored by John Cunningham).

Dr Niamh Wycherly - Funded by the Irish Research Council (€52,000), 2017-2018 (Mentored by Dáibhí Ó Cróinín). 

Retired Academic Staff

Professor Nicholas Canny
Email: nicholas.canny@universityofgalway.ie

Dr. Caitriona Clear
Email: caitriona.clear@universityofgalway.ie 

Professor Steven Ellis
Email: steven.ellis@universityofgalway.ie

Dr. Mary Harris
Email: mary.harris@universityofgalway.ie 

Dr. Pádraig Lenihan

Email: padraig.lenihan@universityofgalway.ie 

Dr. Kimberly LoPrete
Email: kim.loprete@universityofgalway.ie

Professor Dáibhí Ó Cróinín

Professor Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh
Email: gearoid.otuathaigh@universityofgalway.ie