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Dr Mary McAuliffe


Mary McAuliffe

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice
01 716 8338
University College Dublin, School of Social Policy Social Work and Social Justice, Sheehy-Skeffington Building Belfield Dublin 4


Mary McAuliffe is Assistant Professor / Lecturer in Gender Studies at UCD, specialising in Irish women's / gender history. She completed her BA (Hons) and PhD at the School of History and Humanities, Trinity College, Dublin (TCD). She is the co-author on 'We were There; 77 Women of the Easter Rising' (Four Courts, 2016) and co-editor of 'Kerry 1916; Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising' (IHP, 2016) and has also aspects of Irish women's history, on gender and war, memory and history, oral history, social and political history, public history. Other publications include 'Surgeons and Insurgents; RCSI and 1916', and 'Irish Homes and Irish Hearts' (Fanny Taylor, 1867) -edited and introduced (UCD Press Classic series, 2013). She co-edited the 'Palgrave Advances in Irish History' (2010) and she published a biography on 'Senator Kathleen Browne 1876-1943' (2009). 'Richmond Barracks 1916: We were There, 77 Women of the Easter Rising' was chosen by Dublin Public Libraries as its book of the 2016 commemoration of the 1916 Rising. She is currently working on a biography of Margaret Skinnider, 1916 rebel, Cumann na mBan member, trade union and women's rights activist, to be published by UCD Press in 2018/19. Her ongoing project is on gendered and sexual violence during the Irish War of Independence and Civil War, and that will be published in 2020. Mary has been involved in a number of public history projects including the 1916 exhibitions and commemorative quilt project at Richmond Barracks and 1916 centenary exhibition at the Royal College of Surgeons. She coordinated the 2014 commemoration conference of the centenary of the founding of Cumann na mBan (1914) in association with the Dept of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the WHAI. She was a member of the National Museum of Ireland Decade of Centenaries Commemoration Advisory Committee. She continues her work with the Richmond Barracks heritage project, working on 2018 commemorative projects on the gaining of the female franchise in Ireland #Votail100 She was President of the Women's History Association of Ireland (2011-2014) and I continue on as a committee member of the WHAI ( ). She was a member of the National Archives of Ireland Advisory Council (NAAC) (2012-17). She is a committee member of the Irish Association of Professional Historians ( She is on the advisory board of As well as publications she contributes to history documentaries, radio, tv, news media and have an active online presence at @MaryMcAuliffe4 and @Womenof1916 as well as contributing to @Kerry1916book I am currently developing ideas for a blog concentrating on various aspects of Irish women and history. Mary is module leader on SSJ20110 Gender, Power and Politics, WS40330 Gender, War and Violence and co-teaches on SSJ10070 Exploring Gender and SSJ40010 Feminist and Egalitarian Research. She would welcome proposals from potential postgraduate students on topics including; Irish gender/women's history, memory studies, social and political history, war and revolution, feminist activism and politics. Professional work: Historical/ Heritage Research. Documentary (Film, TV, Radio) Research.


  • Assitant Professor in Gender Studies
    University College Dublin, UCD, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2009