Primary Department
School of History and Geography
Assistant Professor in Modern Irish History
Work Area/Key Responsibilities
History & Geography
Marnie Hay
Phone number:
01 700
St Patrick's Campus
Room Number
SPD D317

Academic biography

Dr Marnie Hay specialises in modern Irish history, with particular emphasis on the histories of the Irish cultural revival, the Irish revolution, and youth. Her present research examines Irish nationalist youth culture in the early twentieth century as well as the experiences of children and youth during the Irish Revolution. Her most recent monograph Na Fianna Éireann and the Irish Revolution, 1909-23: Scouting for Rebels (2019, paperback 2021) is published by Manchester University Press. She is the programme chair for DCU's MA in History. She is the module coordinator for the following history modules at DCU: The Irish Revival and Revolution, 1884-1922; A History of Northern Ireland, 1912-98; Children and Childhood in the Western World; Investigating Local History; and Research Methods for the Historian. She is a founding member of the History of Irish Childhood Research Network, a former committee member of the Irish Society for the Study of Children’s Literature (ISSCL), and a former academic director of the Parnell Summer School (2011-12).

Research interests

My research interests include: the history of children and childhood (including adolescence), the history of nationalism, the Irish cultural revival (including the northern branch of this revival), the Irish revolution, Irish and British youth culture, Northern Ireland, and the Irish in Canada.