About

Hello. This is the personal website of Owen McGee, historian and author of books on The IRB, Arthur Griffith and A History of Ireland in International Relations.

My newest book is out now and published by Irish Academic Press. The first chapter can be read for free at the publisher’s link, A History of Ireland in International Relations.

Early Irish press reviews called it “a valuable addition to Irish historiography” (Irish Times, 23 May 2020) that “rises to the challenge…of the late Garret Fitzgerald to future historians that the international economic context behind Irish political history should be fully integrated into the narrative” (Irish Catholic, 26 Mar.2020). It was also described as “an interesting and accessible read…[that] makes a persuasive case” (Liberty, Mar/Apr.2020) as well as “a very interesting and ambitious study…[that] looks at the foreign interactions of Ireland even in the pre-independence period…it will be a valuable resource as we face into an uncertain international future” (Irish Independent, 25 Apr.2020). An interview about the book can be heard on Talking History.

An article based on a conference paper I gave on a century of Irish diplomacy has appeared in Irish Studies in International Affairs while in the future I will be involved in a collaborative project called The Internationalisation of the Irish Revolution.

A list of publications can be found in the top-bar menu while the research interests page indicates some “works in progress”.

The monthly posts on this site are casual “musings”, or blogs, that are written for no particular reason. At least they might entertain. I can be contacted via the contact form and visitors can comment on or tweet pages if they wish, although this site has no corresponding social media presence.

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