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Charles McGrath

Associate Professor

School Of History
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168442
Email: ivar.mcgrath@ucd.ie

Biography

I am senior lecturer in history in the School of History, UCD. My publications include Ireland and Empire, 1692-1770 (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2012), The Making of the Eighteenth-Century Irish Constitution: Government, Parliament and the Revenue, 1692-1714 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2000), articles in The English Historical Review, Irish Historical Studies, Parliamentary History, Eighteenth-Century Ireland and several edited collections and reference works, as well as co-edited works as follows: Converts and Conversion in Ireland, 1650-1850 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2005); Money, Power and Print: Interdisciplinary Studies on the Financial Revolution in the British Isles (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2008); and People, Politics and Power: Essays on Irish History 1660-1850 in Honour of James I. McGuire (Dublin: UCD Press, 2009).  I received my BA (1989) and MA (1992) from UCD and my PhD (1997) from the University of London.  Outside of academia, I spent three years serving as a private soldier in the Irish army including six months with UNIFIL in 1984-5, and eighteenth months in the civil service in London in 1992-3.


My current research on eighteenth-century army barracks in Ireland (http://barracks18c.ucd.ie/ and http://historyhub.ie/mapping-state-and-society-eighteenth-century-ireland), in collaboration with Dr Patrick Walsh, University College London, is the pilot project for 'Mapping State and Society in Eighteenth-Century Ireland'. The aim is to create an electronic platform for research projects that are using spatial and other data in order to create online maps and further data relating to state and society in eighteenth-century Ireland. Three current projects at UCD - mapping barracks, boroughs, and revenue collection ports and districts - will form the initial basis for the electronic platform. A further component on Law and Order is also in gestation. The platform will facilitate the integration in coming years of future projects on other aspects of state and society in the period, thereby creating a unique and essential electronic research tool for understanding eighteenth-century Ireland.

The first phase of the project involves mapping all of the army barracks built between 1690 and 1815, and preparing supporting webpages that will contain further information, data, images and resources for each barracks. A pilot map of over 200 barracks built throughout Ireland and webpages with detailed information for barracks in County Armagh is available here: http://barracks18c.ucd.ie/. As part of this undertaking, we are keen to develop contacts with local communities and stakeholders around the country and to build connections with similar projects and websites. We therefore welcome all comments and other feedback. The pilot project was funded by a 2014 Irish Research Council New Foundations Award and a 2013-14 UCD Research Seed Funding award, while a 2013 award from the UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies facilitated the commencement of work in that year.

I am also currently carrying out research on the Hudson's Bay Company in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries and am in the final stages of producing a new publication of 
A List of the Claims as they are entered with the Trustees: at Chichester House on College Green, Dublin, on or before the tenth of August, 1700 for the Irish Manuscripts Commission (co-edited with Frances Nolan).

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 1996.
Title: Isobel Thornley Research Fellow
Year: 1993.
Title: British Academy PhD Scholarship
Year: 1990.
Title: Lord Edward Fitzgerald Memorial Fund Bursary
Year: 1988.
Title: Nobel Peace Prize (United Nations Peacekeeping Forces) Medal
Year: 1985.
Title: United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon Service Medal

Associations

Association: Marsh's Library, Function/Role: Academic Committee Member
Association: UCD Press Editorial Committee, Function/Role: Committee member
Association: Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society, Function/Role: Committee member
Association: Association of Canadian Studies in Ireland, Function/Role: Member
Association: Money, Power and Print, Function/Role: Founder-member
Association: Irish Historical Society, Function/Role: committee member, 2004-2014; secretary, 2004-7; Treasurer, 2011-2014
Association: Royal Irish Academy Committee for Historical Sciences, Function/Role: committee member, 2009-2013
Association: Irish Historical Studies Publications Limited, Function/Role: Company member, 2005-2014
     

Conference Contributions

C. i. McGrath (2017) The Penal Laws: Origin, Purpose, Enforcement, and Legacy. [Invited Lecture], Religion, Reform, Identity: Ireland and the Reformations, Waterford Church of Ireland Cathedral , 20-MAY-17 - 20-MAY-17.
McGrath, C. I. (2016) 'The Digital Mapping of Ireland's Eighteenth-Century Barracks: The Munster Story - http://barracks18c.ucd.ie'. [Invited Lecture], Dingle Historical Society, Dingle, Co. Kerry , 14-JUL-16 - 14-JUL-16.
McGrath, C. I. (2016) 'The Grand Question Debated: Jonathan Swift, Army Barracks, Parliament and Money'. [Invited Lecture], Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies, Ulster University, Belfast Campus , 10-MAR-16 - 10-MAR-16.
McGrath, C. I. (2015) The Military Logistics of Empire in the Eighteenth Century: The Case of the Army Barracks in Ireland - http://barracks18c.ucd.ie/. [Invited Lecture], Symposium on Ireland, Vienna and Waterloo, UCD , 07-NOV-15 - 07-NOV-15.
McGrath, C. I. (2015) 'The Grand Question debated': Swift, Army Barracks and Money. [Invited Lecture], 14th Dublin International Symposium on Jonathan Swift, St Patrick's Cathedral Deanery, Dublin , 17-OCT-15 - 17-OCT-15.
McGrath, C. I. (2015) Mapping the Military Establishment in Eighteenth-Century Ireland: The Case of the Army Barracks - http://barracks18c.ucd.ie/. [Invited Lecture], Towards a New Military History of Ireland, TCD , 10-SEP-15 - 10-SEP-15.
McGrath, C. I. (2015) An Introduction to the Eighteenth-Century Army Barracks of Ireland Online - http://barracks18c.ucd.ie/. [Invited Lecture], UCD History Society, UCD , 30-MAR-15 - 30-MAR-15.
McGrath. C. I. (2015) The Digital Mapping of Ireland's Eighteenth-Century Barracks: The Armagh Story. [Invited Lecture], Seanchas Ard Mhacha, Cardinal O Fiaich Library and Archive, Armagh , 04-FEB-15 - 04-MAR-15.
McGrath, C. I. (2015) The Digital Mapping of Ireland's Eighteenth-Century Built Military Heritage: Or, Rambles in Rural Armagh. [Invited Lecture], School of History and Archives Research Forum, UCD , 03-FEB-15 - 03-FEB-15.
McGrath, C. I. (2014) 'Boundaries of the Bay: The Hudson's Bay Company and the French challenge in the late seventeenth century'. [Oral Presentation], Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland, Galway , 09-MAY-14 - 10-MAY-14.
McGrath, C. I. (2014) 'So many little military-colleges scattered up and down the country: Mapping the country-wide network of permanent residential barracks in eighteenth-century Ireland'. [Oral Presentation], Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society, Armagh , 06-JUN-14 - 07-JUN-14.
McGrath, C. I. (2014) 'Financial Necessity is the Mother of Fiscal Invention: Innovation, Imitation and Banking against the grain in Ireland, 1660-1783'. [Oral Presentation], Money, Power and Print Colloquium, Leuven, Belgium , 12-JUN-14 - 14-JUN-14.
C. I. McGrath (2013) An Army for Empire: The Military in Eighteenth-Century Ireland. [Invited Lecture], UCD History Society, UCD , 25-NOV-13 - 25-NOV-13.
C. I. McGrath (2013) So many little military-colleges scattered up and down the country: The establishment of a country-wide network of permanent residential barracks in eighteenth-century Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Military History Society of Ireland, Griffith College , 08-NOV-13 - 08-NOV-13.
C. I. McGrath (2013) Financial Necessity is the Mother of Fiscal Invention: Innovation and Imitation in the Irish State's Financial Practices, 1660-1783. [Keynote Address], British Fiscal-Military States Conference, University of Oxford, Jesus College , 16-SEP-13 - 18-SEP-13.
C. I. McGrath (2013) Failed Plans and Proposals for National Banks and Paper Currencies in Ireland in the late Seventeenth and early Eighteenth Centuries. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference, UCD , 30-AUG-13 - 31-AUG-13.
C. I. McGrath (2013) Communicating ideas about Banks and Paper Currency in Ireland in the late Seventeenth and early Eighteenth Centuries. [Invited Lecture], Financial Communication Conference, University of Dundee , 05-JUL-13 - 06-JUL-13.
McGrath, C. I.; (2012) Kingdom or Colony?: Legislative Autonomy, appellate jurisdiction, and the constitutional relationship between Ireland and England in the early modern period. [Invited Lecture], School of History and Archives Research Forum, UCD , 23-OCT-12 - 23-OCT-12.
McGrath, C. I.; (2012) Irish Catholic recruitment into the British Regular Army, 1692-1770. [Invited Lecture], Catholic Loyalty Symposium, Long Room Hub, TCD , 28-SEP-12 - 29-SEP-12.
McGrath, C. I.; (2012) Professionalising Government: The Irish Revenue Collection Service, 1660-1702. [Invited Lecture], Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference, UCD , 31-AUG-12 - 01-SEP-12.
McGrath, C. I.; (2012) Money, Power and Print: The Financial Revolution, 1688-1776. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Money, Power and Print Colloquium, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada , 13-JUN-12 - 16-JUN-12.
C. I. McGrath (2012) Imperial Monopoly Trading Company or forgotten outpost? The Hudson¿s Bay Company, the Glorious Revolution and the Nine Year¿s War, 1689-1697. [Invited Lecture], UCD History society, UCD , 27-FEB-12 - 27-FEB-12.
McGrath, C. I.; Bew, John (King¿s College London) (2010) Irish History and the Primacy of Foreign Policy. [Invited Lecture], School of History and Archives Research Forum, UCD , 23-NOV-10 - 23-NOV-10.
McGrath, C. I.; (2010) Culture, Society and Change: the permanent residential army barracks of eighteenth-century Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute Seminar, UCD , 12-NOV-10 - 12-NOV-10.
McGrath, C. I.; (2010) Money, Power and Print: The financial Revolution, 1688-1776. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Money, Power and Print Colloquium, University of Aberdeen , 16-JUN-10 - 19-JUN-10.
McGrath, C. I.; (2010) Wood's Halfpence and Swift: when history and hagiography collide. [Invited Lecture], Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society Conference, University of Limerick , 11-JUN-10 - 12-JUN-10.
McGrath, C. I.; (2010) The Battle of the Boyne, 1690: An Irish Solution to a European problem?. [Invited Lecture], Maurice Kennedy Research Centre, UCD , 19-APR-10 - 19-APR-10.
McGrath, C. I.; (2010) The Advent of Regular Parliaments in Ireland in the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries: Cause and Effect. [Invited Lecture], Centre for Historical Research Seminar, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 15-APR-10 - 15-APR-10.
McGrath, C. I.; (2010) The Dictionary of Irish Biography as a resource for research in early modern Irish history. [Invited Lecture], Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute Seminar, UCD , 22-JAN-10 - 22-JAN-10.
McGrath, C. I.; (2009) Late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century governance and the viceroyalty. [Invited Lecture], Royal Irish Academy Committee for History conference: The Irish Lord Lieutenancy, c. 1541-1922, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 10-SEP-09 - 11-SEP-09.
McGrath, C. I.; (2009) Catholics and the army in Ireland in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society Annual conference: The Penal Laws, UCD , 04-SEP-09 - 05-SEP-09.
McGrath, C. I.; (2009) The Penal Laws. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society Annual Conference, UCD , 04-SEP-09 - 05-SEP-09.
McGrath, C. I.; (2008) Colloquium: Money, Power and Print. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Colloquium: Money, Power and Print, St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada , 26-JUL-08 - 28-JUL-08.
McGrath, C. I.; (2007) Ireland and Empire, 1692-1770. [Invited Lecture], History Society, UCD, UCD , 05-NOV-07.
McGrath, C. I.; (2007) Irish National Debt Legislation in the Eighteenth Century. [Invited Lecture], Colloquium on Eighteenth-Century Legislation, Queen¿s University Belfast , 14-SEP-07 - 15-SEP-07.
McGrath, C. I.; (2007) Parnell Summer School. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Parnell Summer School, Avondale, Co. Wicklow , 12-AUG-07 - 17-AUG-07.
McGrath, C. I.; (2007) A case of mistaken identity? The 'Union' Address of 1703 in the Irish House of Commons. [Invited Lecture], Canadian Association for Irish Studies, St John¿s, Newfoundland , 20-JUN-07.
McGrath, C. I.; (2007) The 'Union' Representation of 1703 in the Irish House of Commons: A case of mistaken identity?. [Invited Lecture], Tercentenary Symposium on the Anglo-Scottish Union, 1707, University of Aberdeen , 02-MAY-07.
McGrath, C. I.; (2007) Workshop for Secondary School History Teachers. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Royal Irish Academy Workshop: Secondary School History Teachers, Trinity College Dublin , 24-MAR-07.
McGrath, C. I.; (2007) TCD / UCD: Joint Postgraduate Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], TCD / UCD: Joint Postgraduate Conference, UCD / TCD , 07-APR-07.
McGrath, C. I.; (2006) Ireland and the expansion of the British empire in the Atlantic world, 1692-1770: public finance and the army. [Invited Lecture], Atlantic History Workshop, New York University , 10-OCT-06.
McGrath, C. I.; (2006) Colloquium: Money, Power and Prose. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Colloquium: Money, Power and Prose, Armagh, Ireland , 08-JUN-06 - 10-JUN-06.
McGrath, C. I.; (2006) Joint Postgraduate Conference TCD/UCD. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Joint Postgraduate Conference, TCD / UCD , 08-APR-06.
McGrath, C. I.; (2006) Workshop for Secondary School History Teachers. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Royal Irish Academy Worskshop: Secondary School History Teachers, TCD , 01-APR-06.
McGrath, C. I.; (2005) Money and Men: Ireland's Role in the Emergence of the First British Empire, 1688-1763. [Invited Lecture], Research Seminar in Irish and British History, TCD , 11-NOV-05.
McGrath, C. I.; (2005) Money and Men: Ireland's Role in the Emergence of the First British Empire, 1688-1763. [Invited Lecture], Anglo-American Conference, Institute of Historical Research, Institute of Historical Research , 06-JUL-05.
McGrath, C. I.; (2005) University College Dublin: Media History Symposium. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], University College Dublin: Media History Symposium, UCD , 03-MAY-05.
McGrath, C. I.; (2004) Memory, myth and fact: some challenges for interdisciplinary studies. [Invited Lecture], American Studies Program Inaugural lecture, Salem State College, Mass , 23-OCT-04.
McGrath, C. I.; (2004) The Irish Experience of Financial Revolution, 1716-54. [Invited Lecture], Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society and Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 17-JUN-04.
McGrath, C. I.; (2004) National Debt, Public Credit, and Community Identity: The Irish Experience of 'Financial Revolution', 1716-54. [Invited Lecture], 'Money, Power, and Prose' Colloquium, University of Regina, Canada , 11-JUN-04.
McGrath, C. I.; (2004) Jonathan Swift in an Irish historical context. [Invited Lecture], University of Bologna, Forlì, Italy, University of Bologna, Forlì, Italy , 12-MAR-04.
McGrath, C. I.; (2003) Adventures and Misadventures in Poynings Law: Early Modern Reinterpretations and Modern Historiographical Misconstructions. [Invited Lecture], British and Irish Legal History Conference, UCD , 14-JUL-03.
McGrath, C. I.; (2003) Parliament and Conversion in the Penal Era. [Invited Lecture], Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 18-MAY-03.
McGrath, C. I.; (2003) 'The Public Wealth is the Sinew, the Life, of every Public Measure': The Creation and Maintenance of a National Debt in Ireland, 1715-45. [Invited Lecture], Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Institute of Historical Research, University of London , 05-MAR-03.
McGrath, C. I.; (2003) Parliament and Conversion in the Penal Era. [Invited Lecture], History Society, UCD, UCD , 21-JAN-03.
McGrath, C. I.; (2002) An Eighteenth-Century Constitutional Framework? Government, Parliament and the Revenue, 1715-1782. [Invited Lecture], Research Seminar in Irish and British History, TCD , 08-OCT-02.
Ivar McGrath; (2002) The Public Wealth is the Sinew, the Life, of every Public Measure: The Creation and Maintenance of a National Debt in Ireland, 1715-45. [Invited Lecture], Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society Conference, Queen's University Belfast , 18-MAY-02.
McGrath, C. I.; (2002) Law, Politics and Power in Ireland, 1692-1782. [Invited Lecture], History Society, TCD, TCD , 21-JAN-02.
McGrath, C. I.; (2001) Central Aspects of the Eighteenth-Century Constitutional Framework in Ireland: The Government Supply Bill and Biennial Parliamentary Sessions, 1715-82. [Invited Lecture], Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society Conference, NUI Maynooth , 19-MAY-01.
McGrath, C. I.; (1999) Purse-String Powerbrokers: Short-term Additional Supply and the Advent of Regular Parliaments in Ireland, 1692-1716. [Invited Lecture], Institute of Irish Studies, QUB, Queen's University Belfast , 15-FEB-99.
McGrath, C. I.; (1999) Negotiating a Compromise: The Politics of the 'Sole Right' in Ireland, 1693-5. [Invited Lecture], Irish Historical Society, UCD , 08-JAN-99.
McGrath, C. I.; (1997) The Irish Parliament and the Revenue in the Reign of William III. [Invited Lecture], Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Institute of Historical Research, University of London , 21-FEB-97.
McGrath, C. I.; (1996) English Government and the Irish Revenue, 1689-1702. [Invited Lecture], Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Institute of Historical Research, University of London , 06-MAR-96.
McGrath, C. I.; (1995) The Establishment of a Williamite Revenue System 1689-91. [Invited Lecture], McKisack Research Seminar, Queen Mary, University of London , 06-JAN-95.
McGrath, C. I.; (1991) Finance: The Necessities of Government, 1690-5. [Invited Lecture], Postgraduate Forum, UCD, UCD , 15-FEB-91.

Committees

Committee : Marsh's Library
Committee : UCD Press Editorial Committee
Committee : Eighteenth Century Ireland Society

Employment

Employer: School of Histories and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin
Position: Extramural and Outreach Coordinator
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Lecturer
Employer: Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Position: Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Employer: National University of Ireland
Position: Research Fellow
Employer: Inst. of Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast
Position: Junior Research Fellow
Employer: History of Parliament Trust, London
Position: Research Officer
Employer: Royal Irish Academy
Position: Research Assistant
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Tutor

Education

Year 1997 Institution: University of London
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1992 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MA Subject:
Year 1989 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BA Subject:
   

Outreach Activities

I spent two years from 2005 to 2007 as the extramural and outreach coordinator in the School of Histories and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin.  This work included organising, coordinating and directing extramural courses in history, history of art, classics and gender and women¿s studies; developing new courses; adn increasing contact with secondary schools through Open Day and workshops.  I also taught on the Trinity Access Programme, and undertook visits to universities in North America and developed a Semester Start-Up Programme for International Students.
 

Other Activities

2011-2013: External Examiner, Dublin Business School
2013: Newstalk Radio, Talking History show: Contributor to roundtable discussion on the Northwest Passage
2012: Newstalk Radio, Talking History show: Contributor to roundtable discussion on the Salem witch trials, 1692
2010:   Contributor to UCD Communications Promotional Video: http://ucdlife.ucd.ie/178/history-at-ucd
2009:   Contributor to BBC Radio 4 programme, 28 December 2009: Michael Portillo's 'What we Forgot to Remember' on the subject of the Glorious Revolution of 1688
Radio panelist on NewsTalk Radio, Talking History Show on the Penal Laws (Aug. 2008) and the Act of Union (Nov. 2008)
Radio interview on the Battle of the Boyne on RTE 1: Marian Finucane Show, May 2007
Radio interview on the Battle of the Boyne on NewsTalk, Talking History Show, July 2007
Radio interview on the Parnell Summer School on Newstalk, August 2007
Academic Director, Parnell Summer School 2007

Publications

Books

C. I. McGrath; (2012) Ireland and Empire, 1692-1770. London: Pickering and Chatto. Available Online [Details]
McGrath, C. I.; (2000) The Making of the Eighteenth-Century Irish Constitution: Government, Parliament and the Revenue, 1692-1714. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

McGrath, C. I. (2016) ''Banks, Paper Currency and the Fiscal State: The Case of Ireland, Stated, 1660-1783'' In: Aaron Graham and Patrick Walsh (eds). The British Fiscal-Military States, 1660- c.1783. Abingdon & New York: Routledge. , pp.35-60 [Details]
McGrath, C. I.; (2012) ''Late Seventeenth- and Early Eighteenth-Century Governance and the Viceroyalty'' In: Gray, Peter, and Purdue, Olwen (eds). The Irish Lord Lieutenancy, c. 1541-1922. Dublin: UCD Press. , pp.43-65 [Details]
McGrath, C. I.; (2011) ''The Public Wealth is the Sinew, the Life, of Every Public Measure: The Creation and Maintenance of a National Debt in Ireland, 1716-45'' In: Carey, D. and Finlay, C (eds). The Empire of Credit: The Financial Revolution in Britain, Ireland and America, 1688-1815. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. , pp.171-207 [Details]
McGrath, C. I.; (2010) ''Waging War: The Irish Military Establishment and the British Empire, 1688-1763'' In: Mulligan, William, and Simms, Brendan (eds). The Primacy of Foreign Policy in British History, 1660-2000: How Strategic concerns Shaped modern Britain. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. , pp.102-118 [Details]
McGrath. C. I.; (2010) ''Money, Politics and Power: The Financial Legislation of the Irish Parliament'' In: Hayton, D. W., Kelly, James, & Bergin, John (eds). The Eighteenth-Century Composite State: Representative Institutions in Ireland and Europe, 1689-1800. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan. , pp.21-43 [Details]
McGrath, C. I.; (2009) ''The Parliament of Ireland to 1800'' In: Jones, Clyve (eds). A Short History of Parliament: England, Great Britain, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Scotland. Woodbridge: Boydell. , pp.320-337 [Details]
McGrath, C. I.; (2009) ''Alan Brodrick and the speakership of the Irish House of Commons, 1703-4'' In: Kelly, James, McCafferty, John, & McGrath, C. I (eds). People, Politics and Power: Essays on Irish History 1660-1850 in Honour of James I. McGuire. Dublin: UCD Press. , pp.70-93 [Details]
McGrath, C. I., Kelly, James, & McCafferty, John; (2009) ''Introduction'' In: Kelly, James, McCafferty, John, & McGrath, C. I (eds). People, Politics and Power: Essays on Irish History 1660-1850 in Honour of James I. McGuire. Dublin: UCD Press. , pp.1-12 [Details]
McGrath, C. I.; (2008) ''The Irish Experience of Financial Revolution, 1660-1760'' In: McGrath, C. I. & Fauske, C (eds). Money, Power and Print: Interdisciplinary Studies on the Financial Revolution in the British Isles. Newark: University of Delaware Press. , pp.157-188 [Details]
McGrath, C. I. & Fauske, C.; (2008) ''Money, Power, and Print: Interdisciplinary Studies on the Financial Revolution in the British Isles'' In: McGrath, C. I. & Fauske, C (eds). Money, Power, and Print: Interdisciplinary Studies on the Financial Revolution in the British Isles. Newark: University of Delaware Press. , pp.13-25 [Details]
McGrath, C. I.; (2005) ''The provisions for conversion in the penal laws, 1695-1750'' In: McGrath, C. I., Brown, M. & Power, T. P (eds). Converts and Conversion in Ireland, 1650-1850. Dublin: Four Courts Press. , pp.35-59 [Details]
McGrath, C. I., Brown, M. & Power, T. P.; (2005) ''Converts and conversion in Ireland, 1650-1850'' In: McGrath, C. I., Brown, M. & Power, T. P (eds). Converts and Conversion in Ireland, 1650-1850. Dublin: Four Courts Press. , pp.11-34 [Details]
McGrath, C. I.; (1998) ''Securing the Protestant Interest: Policy, Politics and Parliament in Ireland in the Aftermath of the Glorious Revolution 1690-95'' In: Thomas Bartlett (eds). History and Environment. Dublin: UCD. , pp.70-81 [Details]

Edited Books

Kelly, James, McCafferty, John, & McGrath, C. I (Ed.). (2009) People, Politics and Power: Essays on Irish History 1660-1850 in Honour of James I. McGuire. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
McGrath, C. I., and Fauske, C (Ed.). (2008) Money, Power and Print: Interdisciplinary Studies on the Financial Revolution in the British Isles. Newark: University of Delaware Press. [Details]
McGrath, C. I., Brown, M., and Power, T. P (Ed.). (2005) Converts and Conversion in Ireland, 1650-1850. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

McGrath, C. I. (2016) ''The Grand Question Debated: Jonathan Swift, Army Barracks, Parliament and Money''. Eighteenth-Century Ireland, 31 :117-136. Link to full text [Details]
McGrath, C. I. (2014) ''Securing the Hanoverian Succession in Ireland: Jacobites, Money and Men, 1714-16''. Parliamentary History, 33 :140-159. [Details]
McGrath, C. I. (2008) 'The 'Union' Representation of 1703 in the Irish House of Commons: A case of mistaken identity?'. Eighteenth-Century Ireland, 23 :11-35. [Details]
McGrath, C. I. (2006) ''Government, parliament and the constitution: the reinterpretation of Poynings' Law, 1692-1714''. Irish Historical Studies, 35 (138):160-172. [Details]
McGrath, C. I. (2004) ''English Ministers, Irish Politicians and the Making of a Parliamentary Settlement in Ireland, 1692-5''. English Historical Review, 119 :585-613. [Details]
McGrath, C. I.; (2002) ''Parliament, People, and other Possibilities''. Eighteenth-Century Ireland, 17 :157-166. [Details]
McGrath, C. I.; (2001) ''Parliamentary Additional Supply: The Development and Use of Regular Short-term Taxation in the Irish Parliament, 1692-1716''. Parliamentary History, xx :27-54. [Details]
McGrath, C. I. (2001) ''Central Aspects of the Eighteenth-Century Constitutional Framework in Ireland: The Government Supply Bill and Biennial Parliamentary Sessions, 1715-82''. Eighteenth-Century Ireland, 16 :9-34. [Details]
McGrath, C. I. (1996) ''Securing the Protestant Interest: The Origins and Purpose of the Penal Laws of 1695''. Irish Historical Studies, 30 (117):25-46. [Details]
       

Dictionary Entry

McGrath, C. I.; (2009) Entries on: Annesley, Francis (1663-1750); Brewster, Sir Francis (d. 1704); Brodrick, Thomas (1654-1730); Capel, Sir Henry, Lord Capel of Tewkesbury (1638-96); Coningsby, Thomas, Earl of Coningsby (1656-1729); Culliford, William (d. 1724); Erle, Thomas (c. 1650-1720); Keightley, Thomas (1650-1719); Maxwell, Henry (c.1669-1730); Methuen, John (1649-1706); Ponsonby, Brabazon (1679-1758); Savage, Philip (1644-1717); Sidney, Henry (1641-1704); Southwell, Sir Thomas, Baron Southwell of Castle Mattress (1665-1720); Tollet, George (d. c. 1721-2). Cambridge: Dictionary Entry [Details]
McGrath, I.; (2004) Entries on: Brewster, Sir Francis (d. 1704); Copley, Sir Godfrey (1653-1709); Evelyn, John, the younger (1655-99); Jones, Richard, Earl of Ranelagh (1641-1712); Keightley, Thomas (1650-1719); Maxwell, Henry (c. 1669-1730); Mitchelburne, John (1647-1721); Philips, George (d. 1696); Porter, Sir Charles (1631-96); Robartes, Francis (1650-1718); Rochfort, Robert (1652-1727); Shaen, Sir James (d. 1695); Wyche, Sir Cyril (1632-1707). Oxford: Dictionary Entry [Details]
McGrath, C. I.; (2002) Entries on: Methuen, John; Methuen, Paul; Twisden, Sir William; and co-author of 19 constituencies and 114 biographies. Cambridge: Dictionary Entry [Details]
   

Encyclopedia Entry

McGrath, C. I.; (2006) 'Ireland, English colonization'. Farmington Hills: Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
McGrath, C. I.; (2003) Entries on: Boyle, Henry (1684-1764), p. 115; Boyne, Battle of (1690), pp 116-17; Conolly, William (1662-1729), p. 232; Derry, Siege of (1689), p. 287; Dromore, Break of (1689), pp 314-15; Fitzjames, James, Duke of Berwick (1670-1734), p. 396; Lucas, Charles (1713-71), p. 652; Lundy, Robert (d. c. 1717), p. 654; MacMahon, Heber (1600-50), pp 677-8; Newtown Butler, Battle of (1689), p. 780; Schomberg, Friedrich Herman, Duke (1615-90), pp 965-6; Talbot, Richard, Earl of Tyrconnell (1630-91), pp 1032-3; Tories, p. 1055; Undertakers, p. 1095; Walker, Rev. George (1646-90), p. 1117; William III (1650-1702), pp 1140-1; Williamite Settlement, p. 1141. Dublin: Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
                                   

Electronic Publication

McGrath, C. I.; Walsh, P. A.; Forbes, S. (2015) Mapping State and Society in Eighteenth-Century Ireland. Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
McGrath, C. I.; (2011) 'Ireland and the State Papers, 1603-1714'. Andover: Electronic Publication [Details]

Book Reviews

McGrath, C. I. (2017) Review of Joseph C. Sweeney, The Life and Times of Arthur Browne in Ireland and America, 1756-1805: Civil Law and Civil Liberties. Irish Legal History Society Series. Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2017. UCD Sutherland School of Law: Book Reviews [Details]
McGrath, C. I. (2016) Review of D. W. Hayton and A. R. Holmes (eds), Ourselves Alone? Religion, society and politics in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ireland. Essays presented to S. J. Connolly (Dublin, 2016). Dublin: Book Reviews [Details]
C. I. McGrath (2013) Review of Carl Wennerlind, Casualties of Credit: The English Financial Revolution, 1620-1720 (Harvard, 2011). Cambridge: Book Reviews [Details]
C. I. McGrath (2012) Review of M. Brown and S. Donlon (eds.), The Laws and other Legalities of Ireland, 1689-1850 (Ashgate, 2011). Belfast, Northern Ireland: Book Reviews [Details]
McGrath. C. I.; (2012) Review of James Kelly and Martyn Powell (eds), Clubs and Societies in Eighteenth-Century Ireland (Dublin, 2012. Oxford: Book Reviews [Details]
McGrath, C. I.; (2011) Review of James Kelly (ed.), Proceedings of the Irish House of Lords, 1771-1800 (3 vols, Dublin, 2008). Oxford: Book Reviews [Details]
McGrath, C. I.; (2007) Review of Eileen O'Byrne (ed.), The Convert Rolls: the Calendar of the Convert Rolls, 1703-18380 . With Fr Wallace Clare's annotated list of Converts, 1703-780 (Dublin, 2005). Belfast: Book Reviews [Details]
McGrath, C. I.; (2007) Review of Glenn Hooper, Travel Writing and Ireland, 1760-1860: Culture, History, Politics (Houndmills, 2005). www.sehepunkte.de/: Book Reviews Available Online [Details]
McGrath. C. I.; (2006) Review of Rowena Dudley, The Irish Lottery 1780-1801 (Dublin, 2005). Book Reviews [Details]
McGrath. C. I.; (2005) Review of Muriel McCarthy and Ann Simmons (eds), The Making of Marsh's Library. Learning, politics and religion in Ireland, 1650-1750 (Dublin, 2004). Book Reviews [Details]
McGrath. C. I.; (2004) Review of Toby Barnard, Irish Protestant Ascents and Descents 1641-1770 (Dublin, 2004). Belfast: Book Reviews [Details]
McGrath, C. I.; (2004) Review of D. W. Hayton, Ruling Ireland, 1685-1742: Politics, Politicians and Parties (Woodbridge, 2004). ASECS Book Reviews Online (ABRO): Book Reviews [Details]
McGrath, C. I.; (2004) Review of Martin Marix Evans and David Lyons, A Terrible Beauty: An Illustrated History of Irish Battles (Dublin, 2003). Belfast: Book Reviews [Details]
McGrath, C. I.; (2003) Review of Martyn J. Powell, Britain and Ireland in the Eighteenth-Century Crisis of Empire (Houndmills, 2003). Book Reviews [Details]
McGrath, C. I.; (2002) Review of Harold O'Sullivan, John Bellew, a Seventeenth-Century man of many parts 1605-1679 (Dublin, 2000); and Karen Harvey, The Bellews of Mount Bellew: A Catholic Gentry Family in Eighteenth-Century Ireland (Dublin, 1998). Belfast: Book Reviews [Details]
McGrath, C. I.; (2001) Review of James Kelly, Gallows Speeches from Eighteenth-Century Ireland (Dublin, 2001). Book Reviews [Details]
McGrath, C. I.; (1999) Review of T. O. McLoughlin, Contesting Ireland: Irish Voices against England in the Eighteenth Century (Dublin, 1999). Book Reviews [Details]
                                                                                   

Research

Research Interests

Early modern Ireland (sixteenth to eighteenth centuries); the army, barracks and barrack-building in eighteenth-century Ireland; the Hudson's Bay Company; early modern Britain; the British empire; politics, parliament, legislation and government; religion; public finance, taxation, national debt and credit; early modern chartered trading companies and monopolies.


My current research on eighteenth-century army barracks in Ireland (http://barracks18c.ucd.ie/  and http://historyhub.ie/mapping-state-and-society-eighteenth-century-ireland), in collaboration with Dr Patrick Walsh, University College London, is the pilot project for 'Mapping State and Society in Eighteenth-Century Ireland'. The aim is to create an electronic platform for research projects that are using spatial and other data in order to create online maps and further data relating to state and society in eighteenth-century Ireland. Three current projects at UCD - mapping barracks, boroughs, and revenue collection ports and districts - will form the initial basis for the electronic platform. A further component on Law and Order is also in gestation. The platform will facilitate the integration in coming years of future projects on other aspects of state and society in the period, thereby creating a unique and essential electronic research tool for understanding eighteenth-century Ireland.

The first phase of the project involves mapping all of the army barracks built between 1690 and 1815, and preparing supporting webpages that will contain further information, data, images and resources for each barracks. A pilot map of over 200 barracks built throughout Ireland and webpages with detailed information for barracks in County Armagh is available here: http://barracks18c.ucd.ie/. As part of this undertaking, we are keen to develop contacts with local communities and stakeholders around the country and to build connections with similar projects and websites. We therefore welcome all comments and other feedback.
 
The barracks component focuses upon the social, economic, cultural, environmental and political impact of the building and maintenance of permanent residential army barracks in eighteenth-century Ireland. The commencement of the building of a countrywide network of barracks in Ireland in the late 1690s was a wholly new and innovative approach to dealing with the age-old problem of maintaining a standing army in both peace and wartime. The only other European country to have developed a similar network at this time was France. The Irish model was to set the example for the rest of the British empire as the eighteenth century unfolded, as the usefulness and utility of such residential military complexes became more apparent to both the state and the general public. However, the social, cultural, economic, environmental and political impact of these barracks and their occupants upon eighteenth-century Ireland, and their role in initiating change in all of those spheres at a local and national level, have not been investigated. This project is carrying out such an investigation, and locating it in a wider European and imperial context. 

The pilot project was funded by a 2014 Irish Research Council New Foundations Award and a 2013-14 UCD Research Seed Funding award, while a 2013 award from the UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies facilitated the commencement of work in that year.

 
I am also currently carrying out research on the Hudson's Bay Company in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries and am in the final stages of producing a new publication of A List of the Claims as they are entered with the Trustees: at Chichester House on College Green, Dublin, on or before the tenth of August, 1700 for the Irish Manuscripts Commission (co-edited with Frances Nolan).

Research Projects

Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Popular collective action, community politics, and maintaining order in Ireland, 1692-1761
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-15 / 30-SEP-17
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : The digital mapping of Europe¿s built military heritage: Residential barracks, associated military structures, and their cultural, environmental, societal, political and economic impact
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-14 / 30-SEP-15
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : The permanent residential army barracks of eighteenth century Ireland: Culture, Society, Innovation and Change
Start Date / End Date : 03-MAR-14 / 31-OCT-14
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Competing jurisdictions: Appellate justice in the Dublin and Westminster parliaments, 1603 ¿ c.1730
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-14 / 31-MAY-18
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : The permanent residential army barracks of eighteenth-century Ireland: Culture, Society, innovation and Change
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-13 / 31-OCT-14
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Financial Necessity is the Mother of Fiscal Invention: Innovation and Imitation in the Irish State¿s Financial Practices, 1660-1783
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-13 / 31-OCT-14
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Navigating the Penal Laws: The Catholic and Convert Interests in Connacht, 1701-1760
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-12 / 30-SEP-14
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Jacobite women and the Williamite Confiscation: The role of women in petitioning for the reclamation of forfeited property in Ireland, 1691-1703
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-12 / 30-SEP-15
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : "A Sinew of Power"? State and Society in Eighteenth-Century Ireland, c.1680-1780
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-14 / 31-JUL-15
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : The Bubble on the Periphery: Ireland and the South Sea Bubble
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-08 / 30-SEP-10

Recent Postgraduates

Dr Emma Lyons:        PhD - Awarded Sept. 2011
Dr Marie Leoutre:       PhD - Awarded Sept. 2012
Dr Suzanne Forbes:    PhD - Awarded Sept. 2013
Dr Neil Johnston:       PhD - Awarded Sept. 2013
Dr Frances Nolan:      PhD - Awarded Sept. 2016


 

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Project: The permanent residential army barracks of eighteenth-century Ireland: Culture, Society, innovation and Change - collaborators:
  • Dr Patrick Walsh, School of History and Archives
  • Dr Eamon O'Flaherty, School of History and Archives
  • Dr Finola O'Kane Crimmins, School of Architecture
  • Dr Rob Sands, School of Archaeology
  • Dr Arlene Crampsie, School of Geography

External Collaborators

Project: The permanent residential army barracks of eighteenth-century Ireland: Culture, Society, innovation and Change: collaborators:

  • Dr Lar Joye, Military curator, National museum of Ireland
  • Dr David Fleming, School of History, University of Limerick
  • Dr Michael Kennedy, Executive Editor, RIA documents on Irish Foreign Policy
 

Project: Money, Power and Print - collaborators:
  • Prof. Rick Kleer, Dept. of Economics, University of Regina, and Dr Christopher Fauske, Salem State College, Mass.  We co-founded Money, Power and Print: Interdisciplinary Studies on the Financial Revolution in the British Isles, 1688-1776. Our first colloquium was held in Regina, Canada, in 2004, with delegates from America, Britain, Canada, Ireland and Germany. The second colloquium took place in June 2006 in Northern Ireland, the third in June 2008 in Newfoundland, Canada, the fourth in 2010 in Aberdeen, Scotland, the fifth in June 2012 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and the sixth in Leuven, Belgium in June 2014 (See: www.moneypowerandprint.org/).