2023 – Present

Visiting Research Fellow, Department of History, Trinity College, Dublin


‘”We’re not here gambling on the horses: we’re gambling on ourselves”: Ladies’ Day at Punchestown: 150 years of Festival Fashion’ in Journal of the West Wicklow Historical Society (no. 11) (2021)

‘To “Elude the Design and Intention” of the Penal Laws: Collusion and Discovery in Eighteenth-Century Ireland: A Case Study’ in Kevin Costello and Niamh Howlin (eds), Law and Religion in Ireland (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021) [Link]

Morristown Lattin, County Kildare, 1630-1800: The estate and its tenants (Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2020) [Link]

‘“Money Matters”: Financial bequests to daughters in seventeenth-century Irish wills’, History Matters,ii (2006)

‘Widows’ inheritance in seventeenth-century Ireland’, The History Review, xv (2005)

Book Reviews

Forthcoming Review of Frances Nolan, The Jacobite Duchess: Frances Jennings, Duchess of Tyrcommell, c. 1649-1731 (Irish Historical Studies)

Review of Terence Dooley and Christopher Ridgeway (eds), Sport and Leisure in the irish and British Country House (Womens History Associate of Ireland, 2020).

Articles Under Review

‘Education in Exile’: A case study of Patrick Lattin’s Catholic education on the Continent, 1770-81’, Irish Economic and Social History Journal.

He was ‘distracted in his sences and of unsound memory’: the case of John Lattin in the Court of Claims, 1660-62’ Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy

Conference Papers

Carlow College Postgraduate Seminar Series, March 2010 – ‘Collusion in eighteenth-century Kildare’.

West Wicklow Historical Society, November 2009 – ‘Female Inheritance in seventeenth and eighteenth-century county Wicklow’.

Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society Annual Conference, University College Dublin, September 2009 – ‘Collusion in Eighteenth-Century Kildare’.

Historical Perspectives Postgraduate Conference, University of Glasgow, May 2008 – ‘Individual and Community: The Impact of the Penal Laws on Catholics in Kildare’.

Religious Disputation Conference, June 2007 – ‘Religious tension within the Catholic Family in eighteenth-century Ireland’.

UCD Postgraduate Seminar Series, April 2007 – The Penal Laws and their attitude towards Children’.

UCD Postgraduate Seminar Series, April 2006 – ‘An Analysis of the Irish Penal Statutes’.

Women’s History Conference, November 2005 – ‘Landed Women? Property Bequests to Widows in seventeenth and eighteenth-century Ireland’.

Irish Historical Society Meeting, November 2004 – ‘Financial Bequests to Widows in seventeenth-century Ireland’

UCD Faculty of Arts Postgraduate Colloquium March 2004 – ‘Female Inheritance in seventeenth-century Ireland’.

Professional Research

2014, Researcher, Iberian Books Project, Centre for the History of the Media, University College, Dublin

2014, Researcher on The Permanent Residential Army Barracks, 18th Century Ireland: Culture, Society, Innovation & Change

2013,  Researcher on the World War Ireland: Exploring the Irish Experience Exhibition at the National Library of Ireland

2011 – 2012, Holder of the Research Studentship in Irish history at the National Library of Ireland, in association with the Royal Irish Academy Committee for Historical Sciences. Catalogued the Leslie Papers of the Leslie Family of Castle Leslie


2012 – 2014, A Social History of the Penal Laws, Level 3 Module, UCD

2004 – 2008, Senior Tutor, UCD School of History & Archives


Albert Lovett Teaching Scholarship


Ph.D. Early Modern Irish History, UCD (2004 – 2010)

M.A. Early Modern History 1500-1800, UCD, First Class Honours (2003 – 2004)

B.A. (Hons) Mode 1 History, UCD (2000 – 2003)