Ó Corráin

Primary Department
School of History and Geography
Work Area/Key Responsibilities
History & Geography
Daithí Ó Corráin
Phone number:
01 700
St Patrick's Campus
Room Number
SPD D309

Academic biography

Dr Daithí Ó Corráin is a historian and associate professor in the DCU School of History and Geography. A former Government of Ireland Research Scholar in the Humanities and Social Sciences, he completed his PhD at Trinity College Dublin in 2004. Daithí's broad research interests are 19th and 20th century Irish political, cultural and religious history. At present he specializes in the history of the Irish Revolution, 1912-23 and in the history of Irish Catholicism. He is co-author of the acclaimed The Dead of the Irish Revolution (Yale University Press, 2020), and co-editor of the landmark Irish Revolution series published by Four Courts Press. His most recent book (with Dr Gerard Hanley) is Cathal Brugha: 'an indomitable spirit' (Four Courts Press, 2022).

Research interests

My main research interests are 19th and 20th century Irish political, cultural, religious and missionary history.  I have undertaken extensive research in the following areas: Irish political violence, the Irish Revolution, 1912-23, compensation during the Irish Revolution, the Irish Volunteers, North-South relations, the Northern Ireland Troubles, church-state relations, Irish Catholicism, and ecumenism.  I welcome prospective graduate students in these fields. 

My most recently completed project is a study of Cathal Brugha published in June 2022 to mark the centenary of his death.