Terence Dooley

Dr. Terence A.M. Dooley is an Irish historian and educator. He received his Ph.D. from Maynooth University (NUI Maynooth) in 2001 and was NUI Fellow in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2001-2003. He had previously earned an M.A. and a Higher Diploma in Education, also from NUI Maynooth.

Professor Dooley’s areas of specialization are Irish social and political history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, particularly the history of Irish country houses and the landed class; land and politics in independent Ireland; the working of the Irish Land Commission from 1881 to 1992; the revolutionary period 1916-23; and local history in Ireland. He teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses as a Senior Lecturer in the history department at NUI Maynooth.

Professor Dooley is also Director of the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates, which is under the auspices of NUI Maynooth’s history department.

Books in order of publication:

The plight of Monaghan Protestants, 1912-26 – 2000

Sources for the history of landed estates in Ireland – 2000

The decline of the big house in Ireland: a study of Irish landed families, 1860-1960 – 2001

The greatest of the Fenians’: John Devoy and Ireland – 2003

A future for Irish historic houses? a study of fifty houses (report commissioned by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, and the Irish Georgian Society, 2003, with foreword by An Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, TD) – 2003

Inniskeen 1912-18: the political conversion of Bernard O’Rourke – 2004

The land for the people’: the land question in independent Ireland, 1923-73 – 2004

The big houses and landed estates of Ireland: a research guide – 2007

The murders at Wildgoose Lodge: agrarian crime and punishment in pre-Famine Ireland – 2007

Ireland’s polemical past: views in Irish history in honour of R.V. Comerford – 2010

The decline and fall of the dukes of Leinster: Love, war, debt, and madness – 2014

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