Arthur Griffith: the forgotten man of the Irish Revolution?

Historical Lecture: Thursday  27 October 2016 – 4 pm

UCC History research seminar series


The men who signed the treaty, snapped in Holyhead on their way to London. From left to right – Arthur Griffith, E Duggan, R. Barton and Gavin Duffy. M Collins did not travel with the above four but went another route. Picture: J Cashman


Dr Owen McGee to present “Arthur Griffith: the forgotten man of the Irish Revolution? 

Venue:  Seminar Room, ‘Tyrconnell’, School of History, Perrott Avenue

Time:  4 pm

Date:  Thursday  27 October 2016



Owen McGee is a graduate of University College Dublin (PhD History, MA Archives & Records Management) and former employee of the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Irish Biography. His first book, The IRB: from the Land League to Sinn Fein (Four Courts Press, 2005) won the NUI Centennial Prize for Irish History, and his most recent book is a biography of Arthur Griffith (Merrion Press, 2015). His next publication will be a survey article entitled “Between East and West: the financial challenge in establishing a foreign policy for an independent Irish state 1919-1927″. He is currently studying Digital Humanities here at UCC and examining the possibility of establishing a open-access database to facilitate more research on the earliest years of Dail Eireann.”

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