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Marie Coleman, Professor of Twentieth Century Irish History, is a graduate of University College Dublin. She is the author a number of books (County Longford and the Irish Revolution, 1910-1923, The Irish sweep: a history of the Irish hospitals sweepstake, 19130-1987 and The Irish revolution) in addition to a number of refereed articles and essays on the Irish revolution. She is the joint editor of Irish Historical Studies and sits on a number of committees related to the Irish decacde of centenaries (Military Service Pensions Project Advisory Committee; Beyond 2022 International Advisory Board; Northern Ireland Office Centenary Historical Panel). Professor Coleman has provided expert comment on the Irish revolution on radio, television and in the press.

Research Statement

My principal research interests are in twentieth-century Irish history, especially the Irish revolution. My recent research has focused on the award of pensions and compnesation to revolutionary combatants and civilians injured during the revolution; the Protestant experience of revolution; and gender in the revolution.



HIS2012: Politics and society in twentieth century Ireland

HIS3073: The Irish revolution

HIS3077: Undergraduate dissertation



MHY7010: MA History dissertation

MHY7011: Individuall Negotiated Topic

MHY7020: The Historians' Craft

MHY7081: Topics in Irish History

MHY7089: Case studies in History

MHY7090: Pathways Through History

MHY7092: History and its audiences



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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