Jonathan Cherry

Dr

Contact Details



St Patrick's Campus
Dublin City University, Drumcondra

T: 01 884 2116
E: jonathan.cherry@dcu.ie

Spd D316

T: Ext. 9113
E: Jonathan.Cherry@dcu.ie

Biography

Jonathan Cherry is a lecturer in Geography at the School of History and Geography, DCU. He is an historical geographer and his research interests lie in the evolution and transformation of the Irish landscape over the past four centuries.

His research examines the influence of the landowning elite on both rural and urban landscapes; the demise of this elite and their legacy in the form of planned towns and villages, 'big houses' and demesne landscapes during the period. His current research projects include the compilation of the Cavan fasicle of the 
RIA Irish Historic Towns Atlas series and a digital humanities project entitled 'Mapping the Ulster Covenant, 1912' with Dr Arlene Crampsie, UCD.

He is Book Review Editor for Irish Geography the leading peer-reviewed international journal on the geography of Ireland.  





Books

  Year Publication
2020 DCU: an illustrated history.
Jonathan Cherry, Martin Leavy, David Meehan, Anne Lodge and Joseph Riveria (2020) DCU: an illustrated history. Belfast: Booklink. [Details]
2010 Cloverhill A Church of Ireland Parish in County Cavan, c.1720-2010.
Jonathan Cherry (2010) Cloverhill A Church of Ireland Parish in County Cavan, c.1720-2010. Dublin: Geography Publications. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2019 '‘Lanterns of civility’ Ulster’s plantation towns: planning, development and urban form, 1609–30'
Jonathan Cherry (2019) '‘Lanterns of civility’ Ulster’s plantation towns: planning, development and urban form, 1609–30' In: Brendan Scott (eds). Society and administration in the Ulster Plantation towns, 1610–89. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
2018 'Declaring loyalty to the Union: the women of Ulster's country houses and the organisation of Ulster Day'
Jonathan Cherry and Arlene Crampsie (2018) 'Declaring loyalty to the Union: the women of Ulster's country houses and the organisation of Ulster Day' In: Terence Dooley, Maeve O'Riordan & Christopher Ridgway (eds). Women and the Country House in Ireland and Britain. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
2014 'The structure, demise and legacy of landlordism in County Cavan, 1870-1970'
Jonathan Cherry (2014) 'The structure, demise and legacy of landlordism in County Cavan, 1870-1970' In: Cavan History and Society: Interdisciplinary essays on the History of an Irish County. Dublin: Geography Publications. [Details]
2014 'Introduction by the editors'
Jonathan Cherry, Brendan Scott & William Nolan (2014) 'Introduction by the editors' In: Cavan History and Society: Interdisciplinary essays on the History of an Irish County. Dublin: Geography Publications. [Details]
2013 'The Dioceses of Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh'
Jonathan Cherry (2013) 'The Dioceses of Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh' In: Brian Walker and Claude Costecalde (eds). The Church of Ireland: An Illustrated History. Belfast: Booklink. [Details]
2012 'Historical Geography'
Jonathan Cherry (2012) 'Historical Geography' In: Niamh Moore-Cherry (eds). Mapping Geography in Ireland. Dublin: Geographical Society of Ireland: Special Publications. [Details]
2012 'Cavan Town, 1300-1900: An Overview'
Jonathan Cherry & Brendan Scott (2012) 'Cavan Town, 1300-1900: An Overview' In: Cavan 1610-2010: a brief history. Cavan: Cavan Town Council. [Details]
2009 'Landlords, estates, demesnes and mansion houses in county Limerick c.1870-c.1920'
Jonathan Cherry (2009) 'Landlords, estates, demesnes and mansion houses in county Limerick c.1870-c.1920' In: Limerick History and Society: Interdisciplinary essays on the History of an Irish County. Dublin: Geography Publications. [Details]
2009 'The indigenous and colonial urbanization of Cavan town, c.1300-c.1641'
Jonathan Cherry (2009) 'The indigenous and colonial urbanization of Cavan town, c.1300-c.1641' In: Brendan Scott (eds). Culture and society in early modern Breifne / Cavan. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2014 Cavan History and Society: Interdisciplinary essays on the history of an Irish county
Jonathan Cherry & Brendan Scott (Ed.). (2014) Cavan History and Society: Interdisciplinary essays on the history of an Irish county Dublin: Geography Publications. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'Urban estate management in south Ulster in the late 18th century: a case study of Cavan town'
Jonathan Cherry (2020) 'Urban estate management in south Ulster in the late 18th century: a case study of Cavan town'. BREIFNE, XIV (55):564-585 [Details]
2019 'An anatomy of a south Ulster town: Cavan in 1785'
Jonathan Cherry (2019) 'An anatomy of a south Ulster town: Cavan in 1785'. BREIFNE, XIV (54):469-482 [Details]
2019 'Visual images of mission as propaganda: the Irish Church Missions in nineteenth century Ireland'
Jonathan Cherry (2019) 'Visual images of mission as propaganda: the Irish Church Missions in nineteenth century Ireland'. International Bulletin of Missionary Research, OnlineFirst [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Representations of the Irish Church Missions in mid-nineteenth century Kilkenny city: image and text'
Jonathan Cherry (2018) 'Representations of the Irish Church Missions in mid-nineteenth century Kilkenny city: image and text'. Old Kilkenny Review, 70 :85-96 [Details]
2018 '‘Impressions made through the eye’: visual representations of the Irish Church Missions in mid-nineteenth century Galway'
Jonathan Cherry (2018) '‘Impressions made through the eye’: visual representations of the Irish Church Missions in mid-nineteenth century Galway'. Journal of the Galway Archaelogical and Historical Society, 70 :17-34 [Details]
2009 'The 1610 Cavan Town Charter: an introduction and transcription'
Jonathan Cherry (2009) 'The 1610 Cavan Town Charter: an introduction and transcription'. BREIFNE, XII (45):1-12 [Details]
2007 'Colonial Appropriation of a Gaelic Urban Space: Creating the first Ulster Plantation Town'
Jonathan Cherry (2007) 'Colonial Appropriation of a Gaelic Urban Space: Creating the first Ulster Plantation Town'. Irish Geography, 40 (2):112-125 [Details]
2006 'The Maxwell family of Farnham, County Cavan: An Introduction'
Jonathan Cherry (2006) 'The Maxwell family of Farnham, County Cavan: An Introduction'. BREIFNE, XI (42):125-147 [Details]
2006 'Reading and Interpreting the Cultural Landscape: Theory and Application'
Jonathan Cherry (2006) 'Reading and Interpreting the Cultural Landscape: Theory and Application'. Geographical Viewpoint, 34 [Details]
2004 'The Sanderson family of Clover Hill and their county Cavan estate: c.1780-1912'
Jonathan Cherry (2004) 'The Sanderson family of Clover Hill and their county Cavan estate: c.1780-1912'. BREIFNE, X (40):196-218 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2014 Conference of Irish Geographers
Jonathan Cherry with Dr Susan Hegarty (SPD) (2014) Digitising the Irish Historic Towns Atlas: challenges and opportunites Conference of Irish Geographers UCD, [Details]
2013 School of Geography and Archaeology, National University of Galway
Almar Barry with Susan Hegarty, Sarah Murnaghan & Jonathan Cherry (2013) International student perspectives on the cultural services and experiential qualities of the Irish landscape School of Geography and Archaeology, National University of Galway [Details]
2013 Facilitating student engagement through project work using Forums and Wikis in Moodle
Susan Hegarty with Dr Jonathan Cherry & Sarah Murnaghan (2013) International student perspectives on a sense of emotion and place in the graffiti of Temple Bar, Dublin Facilitating student engagement through project work using Forums and Wikis in Moodle [Details]
2012 Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement
Jonathan Cherry (2012) Reconstructing the plantation landscape at Farnham: 1611-1664 Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 2019 EUGEO Congress, in conjunction with the Conference of Irish Geographers,
Jonathan Cherry (2019) 'Nowhere to pay our respects’: memorials for the Irish dead of World War I constructed in Ireland, 2000-2018. [Invited Oral Presentation], 2019 EUGEO Congress, in conjunction with the Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Galway , 15-MAY-19 - 18-MAY-19 [Details]
2018 50th Annual Conference of Irish Geographers,
Jonathan Cherry (2018) ‘Lanterns of civility’: urban development in early seventeenth century colonial Ulster. [Oral Presentation], 50th Annual Conference of Irish Geographers, Maynooth University , 10-MAY-18 - 12-MAY-18 [Details]
2017 Towns in the Ulster Plantation,
Jonathan Cherry (2017) Ulster’s Plantation towns: a geographical perspective. [Invited Oral Presentation], Towns in the Ulster Plantation, Johnston Central Library, Farnham Street, Cavan , 14-OCT-17 - 14-OCT-17 [Details]
2017 Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers Annual International Conference,
Jonathan Cherry & Arlene Crampsie (2017) Vocal Supporters of Imperialism in an anti-colonial world – the Ulster Solemn League & Covenant and grassroots Unionism. [Oral Presentation], Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers Annual International Conference, Kensington, London , 29-AUG-17 - 01-SEP-17 [Details]
2017 Southern Irish Loyalism in Context,
Jonathan Cherry (2017) Adaptive co- existence? Lord Farnham, southern loyalist and the Irish Free State / early Republic. [Invited Oral Presentation], Southern Irish Loyalism in Context, Maynooth University , 21-JUL-17 - 22-JUL-17 [Details]
2017 Southern Irish Loyalism in Context,
Arlene Crampsie & Jonathan Cherry (2017) One, but not the same? The geography of the signing of the Ulster Solemn League and Covenant, September 1912. [Invited Oral Presentation], Southern Irish Loyalism in Context, Maynooth University , 21-JUL-17 - 22-JUL-17 [Details]
2017 Technology: Alienating or Enabling Teaching? School of Nursing and Human Sciences Spring School,
Ruth McManus, Jonathan Cherry, John Connolly, Almar Ennis, Susan Hegarty, Gerry O'Reilly (2017) Integrating technology to enhance teaching and learning in DCU's undergraduate geography curriculum: some current examples. [], Technology: Alienating or Enabling Teaching? School of Nursing and Human Sciences Spring School, DCU School of Nursing & Human Sciences, Glasnevin , 26-JAN-17 - 27-JAN-17 [Details]
2016 14th Annual Historic Houses of Ireland Conference,
Jonathan Cherry (2016) ‘If I were you I would get rid of every bit of land I could as soon as I could’. The ‘fall’ of the Farnham estate in county Cavan: 1919 - 1931. [], 14th Annual Historic Houses of Ireland Conference, Maynooth University , 09-MAY-16 - 10-MAY-16 [Details]
2016 Conference of Irish Geographers,
Jonathan Cherry (2016) Organising Committee. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Conference of Irish Geographers, St Patrick's Campus, DCU , 05-MAY-16 - 07-MAY-16 [Details]
2015 Teaching and Learning: using the Irish Historic Towns Atlas at third level, sponsored by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education,
Jonathan Cherry with Susan Hegarty (2015) GIS in practice and the Irish Historic Towns Atlas. [], Teaching and Learning: using the Irish Historic Towns Atlas at third level, sponsored by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Royal Irish Academy , 10-SEP-15 - 10-SEP-15 [Details]
2015 Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts Conference,
Jonathan Cherry and Susan Hegarty (2015) Recovering the spatial element of digitised online archives: three key challenges. [], Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts Conference, Dublin City University , 01-SEP-15 - 03-SEP-15 [Details]
2015 Conference of Irish Geographers,
Jonathan Cherry and Susan Hegarty (2015) Mapping and presenting historical data: three key challenges. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract ], Conference of Irish Geographers, Queen's University Belfast , 21-MAY-15 - 23-MAY-15 [Details]
2015 13th Annual Historic Houses of Ireland Conference,
Jonathan Cherry and Arlene Crampsie (UCD) (2015) The women of Ulster’s country houses and Ulster Day, September 1912. [], 13th Annual Historic Houses of Ireland Conference, Maynooth University , 11-MAY-15 - 12-MAY-15 [Details]
2013 Crossing Borders,
Jonathan Cherry (2013) Interpreting the landscape of Castle Saunderson. [], Crossing Borders, Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan , 12-SEP-13 - 15-SEP-13 [Details]
2013 Crossing Borders,
Jonathan Cherry with Dr Brendan Scott (2013) Reading the maps- the cartographic representations of Cavan town. [], Crossing Borders, Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan , 12-SEP-13 - 15-SEP-13 [Details]
2013 Conference of Irish Geographers,
Jonathan Cherry (2013) Visual material as propaganda: a case study of the promotion of the work of the Irish Church Mission in mid-19th Mission in mid-19th century Connemara. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract ], Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Galway , 16-MAY-13 - 18-MAY-13 [Details]
2013 Conference of Irish Geographers,
Jonathan Cherry with Dr Arlene Crampsie (UCD) (2013) Mapping the Ulster Covenant/Declaration. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract ], Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Galway , 18-MAY-13 - 18-MAY-13 [Details]
2013 Conference of Irish Geographers,
Jonathan Cherry with Drs Almar Barry, Susan Hegarty & Sarah Murnaghan (2013) International student perspectives on a sense of emotion and place in the graffiti of Temple Bar, Dublin. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract ], Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Galway , 16-MAY-13 - 18-MAY-13 [Details]
2011 Staff-Student Engagement in Education. STage Conference,
Jonathan Cherry with with Susan Hegarty, Ruth McManus, Almar Barry & Gerry O'Reilly (2011) 'Facilitating and rewarding engagement: Field and groupwork as integral components of a Geography module'. [], Staff-Student Engagement in Education. STage Conference, Dublin City University , 13-SEP-11 - 14-SEP-11 [Details]
2011 Staff-Student Engagement in Education, STage Conference,
Jonathan Cherry with Ruth McManus, Susan Hegarty, Almar Barry & Gerry O'Reilly (2011) Student/Staff/Institutional Engagement: the Inaugural Geography Summer Internships at St Patrick's College, Drumcondra. [], Staff-Student Engagement in Education, STage Conference, Dublin City University , 13-SEP-11 - 14-SEP-11 [Details]
2011 Network for the Education and Training of Teachers (NETT),
Jonathan Cherry and Gerry O'Reilly (2011) Exploring landscape and settlement in Wicklow. [], Network for the Education and Training of Teachers (NETT), St Patrick's Campus, DCU , 10-JUN-11 - 12-JUN-11 [Details]
2011 Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement,
Jonathan Cherry (2011) Cavan town- origins and development. [], Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement, Cavan , 06-MAY-11 - 08-MAY-11 [Details]
2011 Irish Association for Social, Scientific and Environmental Education (IASSEE) Conference, SPD,
Jonathan Cherry with Ruth McManus, Gerry O'Reilly, Susan Hegarty & Almar Barry (2011) Integrating sustainable development into geography teaching and learning: enhancing understanding through fieldwork. [], Irish Association for Social, Scientific and Environmental Education (IASSEE) Conference, SPD, St Patrick's College, Drumcondra , 04-FEB-11 - 05-FEB-11 [Details]
2011 Connecting Policy and Practice Conference,
Jonathan Cherry with Ruth McManus, Susan Hegarty, Gerry O'Reilly & Almar Barry (2011) Realising Bologna: challenges and opportunities for enhancing geography teaching and learning. [], Connecting Policy and Practice Conference, Dublin City University , 07-JUN-11 - 08-JUN-11 [Details]
2011 Connecting Policy and Practice Conference,
Jonathan Cherry with Gerry O'Reilly, Almar Barry, Susan Hegarty & Ruth McManus (2011) Integrating citizenship into geography teaching and learning: enhancing understanding through fieldwork. [], Connecting Policy and Practice Conference, Dublin City University , 07-JUN-11 - 08-JUN-11 [Details]
2011 Annual Conference of the Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement,
Jonathan Cherry (2011) Farnham Estate: People and Place, c.1600- c.1670. [], Annual Conference of the Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement, Farnham Estate, Co. Cavan , 06-MAY-11 - 08-MAY-11 [Details]
2010 Religion and the diocese of Kilmore, 1600-1900,
Jonathan Cherry (2010) The evangelical endeavours of the Maxwell family of Cavan in early 19th century Cavan. [], Religion and the diocese of Kilmore, 1600-1900, Cavan County Museum , 28-AUG-10 - 28-AUG-10 [Details]
2010 Conference of Irish Geographers,
Jonathan Cherry with Susan Hegarty & Ruth McManus (2010) The role of student attitude and the emotional domain on student learning in the field. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract ], Conference of Irish Geographers, NUI Maynooth , 30-APR-10 - 02-MAY-10 [Details]
2010 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting,
Jonathan Cherry (2010) Shifting the urban focus: developing a new street in 19th century Cavan, Ireland. [], Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington, DC , 28-MAR-10 - 02-APR-10 [Details]
2008 Conference of Irish Geographers,
Jonathan Cherry (2008) 'The 'fall' of landlordism in Ireland in the early 20th century: a reassessment. [], Conference of Irish Geographers, University of Liverpool , 08-MAY-08 - 10-MAY-08 [Details]

Abstract

  Year Publication
2009 St Patrick's College Geographers away from home: Final year residential fieldtrip to the Isle of Man.
Susan Hegarty & Jonathan Cherry & Ruth McManus (2009) St Patrick's College Geographers away from home: Final year residential fieldtrip to the Isle of Man. Abstract [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2020 Review of All Saints' Cootehill 1819-2019. A history of the church, the parish and its people by Jonathan A Smyth.
Jonathan Cherry (2020) Review of All Saints' Cootehill 1819-2019. A history of the church, the parish and its people by Jonathan A Smyth. Book Review [Details]
2020 Review of The Books of Knockninny: manuscripts, cultural and society in early eighteenth century Fermanagh edited by Raymond Gillespie & Brendan Scott.
Jonathan Cherry (2020) Review of The Books of Knockninny: manuscripts, cultural and society in early eighteenth century Fermanagh edited by Raymond Gillespie & Brendan Scott. Book Review [Details]
2018 Review of Monaghan History and Society: Interdisciplinary Essays on the History of an Irish County.
Jonathan Cherry (2018) Review of Monaghan History and Society: Interdisciplinary Essays on the History of an Irish County. London: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2017 Review of Terence Dooley & Christopher Ridgway (eds), The Country House and the Great War, Irish and British Experiences.
Jonathan Cherry (2017) Review of Terence Dooley & Christopher Ridgway (eds), The Country House and the Great War, Irish and British Experiences. Book Review [Details]
2012 Review of Terence Dooley and Christopher Ridgway (eds) The Irish Country House Its Past, Present and Future.
Jonathan Cherry (2012) Review of Terence Dooley and Christopher Ridgway (eds) The Irish Country House Its Past, Present and Future. Book Review [Details]
2011 Review of Jacinta Prunty and H. B Clarke Reading the Maps: A Guide to the Irish Historic Towns Atlas.
Jonathan Cherry (2011) Review of Jacinta Prunty and H. B Clarke Reading the Maps: A Guide to the Irish Historic Towns Atlas. Book Review [Details]
2010 Review of James Lyttleton and Colin Rynne (eds) Plantation Ireland: Settlement and material culture, c.1550-c.1700.
Jonathan Cherry (2010) Review of James Lyttleton and Colin Rynne (eds) Plantation Ireland: Settlement and material culture, c.1550-c.1700. Book Review [Details]
2009 Review of Terence Dooley, The Big Houses and Landed Estates of Ireland: A Research Guide; Liam Kelly, Photographs and Photography in Irish Local History and Brian Griffin, Sources for the study of crime in Ireland 1801-1921.
Jonathan Cherry (2009) Review of Terence Dooley, The Big Houses and Landed Estates of Ireland: A Research Guide; Liam Kelly, Photographs and Photography in Irish Local History and Brian Griffin, Sources for the study of crime in Ireland 1801-1921. Book Review [Details]
2008 Review of Liam Kelly, Photographs and photography in Irish Local History.
Jonathan Cherry (2008) Review of Liam Kelly, Photographs and photography in Irish Local History. Book Review [Details]
2006 Review of Mervyn Busteed, Castle Caldwell, county Fermanagh Life on an Ulster estate, 1750-1800.
Jonathan Cherry (2006) Review of Mervyn Busteed, Castle Caldwell, county Fermanagh Life on an Ulster estate, 1750-1800. Book Review [Details]
2006 Review of David J Butler, South Tipperary 1570-1841 Religion, Land and Rivalry.
Jonathan Cherry (2006) Review of David J Butler, South Tipperary 1570-1841 Religion, Land and Rivalry. Book Review [Details]
2006 Review of Gerard Moran, Sir Robert Gore Booth and his landed estate in County Sligo, 1814-1876.
Jonathan Cherry (2006) Review of Gerard Moran, Sir Robert Gore Booth and his landed estate in County Sligo, 1814-1876. Book Review [Details]
2005 Review of Liam Kelly, Kiltubrid, County Leitrim Snapshots of a rural parish in the 1890s.
Jonathan Cherry (2005) Review of Liam Kelly, Kiltubrid, County Leitrim Snapshots of a rural parish in the 1890s. Book Review [Details]

Online Article

  Year Publication
2016 Killoughter Vestry Minute Book.
Jonathan Cherry (2016) Killoughter Vestry Minute Book. Dublin: Online Article [Details]

Foreword

  Year Publication
2012 Foreword’ to P J Dunne Butlersbridge: A History.
Jonathan Cherry (2012) Foreword’ to P J Dunne Butlersbridge: A History. Foreword [Details]

Catalog

  Year Publication
2005 Farnham Papers.
Jonathan Cherry (2005) Farnham Papers. Catalog [Details]

Dictionary Entry

  Year Publication
2003 The Griffith Valuation.
Jonathan Cherry (2003) The Griffith Valuation. Dublin: Dictionary Entry [Details]

Exhibition

  Year Publication
2006 Farnham Archive: Archives of the Maxwell familiy of Farnham: An exhibition presented by Cavan County Archives Service.
Jonathan Cherry with Bernie Deasy (2006) Farnham Archive: Archives of the Maxwell familiy of Farnham: An exhibition presented by Cavan County Archives Service. Exhibition [Details]

Newsletter

  Year Publication
2009 St Patrick's College Geographers away from home: Final year residential fieldtrip to the Isle of Man.
Jonathan Cherry & R. McManus & S. Hegarty (2009) St Patrick's College Geographers away from home: Final year residential fieldtrip to the Isle of Man. Newsletter [Details]

Seminar

  Year Publication
2018 Visual imagery as British Protestant propaganda: the Irish Church Missions in nineteenth century Ireland.
Jonathan Cherry (2018) Visual imagery as British Protestant propaganda: the Irish Church Missions in nineteenth century Ireland. Seminar [Details]
2015 Exploring the geographies of the Ulster Covenant and Declaration.
Jonathan Cherry with Arlene Crampsie (UCD) (2015) Exploring the geographies of the Ulster Covenant and Declaration. Seminar [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Geographical Society of Ireland Member 01-SEP-08 /
Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement Member 01-JAN-11 /
Cumann Seanchais Bhreifne (Breifne Historical Society) Member 01-SEP-04 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Institutional Heritage Working Group Representative from St Patrick's College, Drumcondra 2015 / Ongoing

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra Lecturer 01-SEP-12 /
Department of Local and Community Studies, NUI Maynooth Temporary lecturer 01-JAN-01 / 30-JUN-01
Department of Local and Community Studies, NUI Maynooth Temporary lecturer 01-SEP-07 / 31-DEC-07
Dublin City University Assistant Professor 01-OCT-16 /
St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra Assistant Lecturer 01-SEP-08 / 31-AUG-12
School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy, UCD Research and Teaching Fellow 01-SEP-05 / 31-AUG-08
Manuscripts Department, National Library of Ireland Holder of the Research Studentship in Irish History 01-SEP-04 / 31-AUG-05
RTE Current Affairs Department Research Assistant 01-SEP-01 / 31-AUG-08
Department of Geography, UCD Tutor /Senior Tutor/ Occasional lecturer 01-SEP-98 / 31-AUG-04

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1998 UCD BA (Hons.) Geography and History
2005 National University of Ireland, Dublin Doctor of Philosophy Historical Geography
2008 UCD Graduate Certificate in Third Level Learning and Teaching Higher Education

Reviews

  Journal Role
Irish Historical Studies Reviewer
Irish Geography Reviewer
European Journal Of Geography Reviewer

Outreach Activities

  Year Engagement Type Organisation Description

2019
Presentations/Talks to an external audience Cumann Seanchais Bhreifne Speech at the launch of book entitled 'All Saints' Cootehill 1819-2019 A history of the church, the parish, and its people on 1 November 2019. Written by Jonathan A Smyth, the book was published by Cumann Seanchais Bhreifne.

2019
Educational Outreach/Public Engagement Cavan County Museum, Cavan Arts Office, The Heritage Council- Heritage Week Invited lecture for Heritage Week entitled 'The Hidden Gem of Kildorragh Church' in Kildorragh Church, Ballyjamesduff. August 2019

2015
Presentations/Talks to an external audience International Geographical Union- Urban Geography Commission Discovering Wicklow and Kildare - a field trip for delegates and accompanying persons at the International Geographical Union, Urban Geography Commission Annual Meeting. Dublin. August 2015.

2015
Educational Outreach/Public Engagement National Forum for the Enhancement 'GIS in practice and the Irish Historic Towns Atlas’ co-presented session with Dr Susan Hegarty at a workshop entitled Teaching and Learning: using the Irish Historic Towns Atlas at third level, sponsored by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, September 2015.

2012
DCU in the Community The Heritage Council- Heritage Week Heritage Week 2012. Co-organiser with Dr Susan Hegarty of an illustrated lecture by Brian Mathews entitled ‘Making and Marking the Ashbourne Road’in Asbourne Library, county Meath, August 2012.

2012
Presentations/Talks to an external audience International Conference on Urban Climate Walking tour of Medieval Dublin for delegates and accompanying persons at the 8th International Conference on Urban Climate – ICUC 8 and 10th Symposium on the Urban Environment. Dublin. August 2012.

2012
Presentations/Talks to an external audience Foxrock Local History Club Townlands: a geographical perspective. Invited lecture by Foxrock Local History Club. Pastoral Centre, Foxrock, Dublin 18. April 2012

2011
Presentations/Talks to an external audience Cavan County Council Cavan Town and Farnham Estate: circa 1600- circa 1670. Invited lecture by Cavan County Council and Cavan Town Council as part of a series entitled ‘Cavan Town: Commemorating 401 Years’. Arts Centre, Cavan. October 2011.

2010
Presentations/Talks to an external audience Belturbet Town Council Belturbet: The making of an Irish country town. Invited lecture by Belturbet Town Council to mark the town’s 400th anniversary. Belturbet, November 2010.

2010
Presentations/Talks to an external audience Cavan County Council Castle Saunderson: Estate and Family. Invited lecture by Cavan County Council to mark the initial phase of development of a major cross-border scouting venture at Castle Saunderson. Castle Saunderson Church, Cavan, September 2010.

2010
Presentations/Talks to an external audience Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Exploring Cavan town through maps. Invited lecture by the organizing committee of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann as part of Mórtas an Chabháin. Cavan, August 2010.

2007
Presentations/Talks to an external audience Headmaster and Board of Governors Royal School Cavan The 1608 Royal Schools. Invited book launch lecture by the Headmaster and Board of Governors of Cavan Royal School. Cavan.

2006
Presentations/Talks to an external audience Bealtaine Festival- Age & Opportunity Architecture and Landscape History: Farnham House and Demesne. Lecture delivered at Bealtaine Festival, Cavan, May 2006.

2005
Educational Outreach/Public Engagement Cavan Arts Office and Cavan County Museum Accessing, handling and interpreting documentary and manuscript sources in the National Library of Ireland relating to landed estates. Workshop delivered at Writing History Day, organised by County Cavan Arts Office and Cavan County Museum. Cavan, February 2005.

Research Interests


Jonathan Cherry's main research interests are in Irish Historical Geography. He is particularly interested in the 

  • Evolution of the Irish landscape from circa 1600 to the present day
  • Role of landlords in shaping rural landscapes during the period 1600 to circa 1930
  • Origins, growth and development of Irish towns and villages
  • Break up of estates and the demise of landlordism in Ireland during the late 19th and early 20th centuries 
  • 'Big Houses' and demesne landscapes of Ireland: people and place
He is interested in discussing opportunities for postgraduate research and studies with students interested in these topics or in any other aspect of historical geography. 


Current Postgraduate Students

  Student Degree Type Supervision Type
Palcic , Una MPhil (History & Geography) Supervisor
Mc Donald , Clair PhD-track Supervisor

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country
Dr Arlene Crampsie UCD IRELAND
Professor William Nolan Geography Publications IRELAND
Dr Susan Hood Representative Church Body Library, Dublin IRELAND
Dr Brendan Scott Independent Historian IRELAND
Editors of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas Royal Irish Academy IRELAND

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests fall within the following broad areas:

  • Historical Geography of Ireland- evolution of the Irish landscape
  • Key concepts, skills and sources in Historical Geography
  • Cultural Geography- reading the cultural landscape
  • Fieldwork in Human Geography 
  • Local studies: geographical perspectives

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2021 Geographical Fieldwork and Observation Skills GY107Geographical Fieldwork and Observation Skills
2021 Introduction to Human Geography GY109Introduction to Human Geography
2021 Historical Geography GY309Historical Geography
2021 Description of 2021_GY214 GY214Subject of 2021_GY214
2021 Description of 2021_GY302 GY302Subject of 2021_GY302
2020 Introduction to Human Geography GY101Introduction to Human Geography
2020 Exploring Ireland's Landscapes GY224Exploring Ireland's Landscapes