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Mary Daly

Professor of Modern Irish History

Address

Tel: +353 1 7168117
Email: mary.e.daly@ucd.ie

Biography

University College Dublin 1969 B.A. History and Economics; 1971 M.A.History. 1971-NUI Travelling Studentship to Nuffield College Oxford. 1970-71 Temporary assistant lecturer UCD; 1973-80 Assistant Lecturer UCD; 1980-87 College Lecturer; 1987-92 Statutory Lecturer; 1988-90 visiting Scholar Center for European Studies Harvard. 1992-2006 Associate Professor; 2006 Professor. 1991 Elected to the Royal Irish Academy; 1996-2004; 2007- On Council RIA 2000-2004 Secretary RIA.; Vice President RIA 2008-; Member National Archives Advisory Council 1997-2007; Member Higher Education Authority 2007-; Deputy Chair HEA 2008-

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 1991.
Title: Member Royal Irish Academy
Year: 1967.
Title: Arkins Medal in Modern Irish History
Year: 1971.
Title: NUI Travelling Studentship
Year: 1971.
Title: Research Studentship; Nuffield College Oxford.

Associations

Association: Royal Irish Academy, Function/Role: Member 1991-; Member of Council 1996-2004; 2007-; Secretary 2000-2004; Vice-President 1999-2000; 2008-
Association: Economic and Social History Society of Ireland., Function/Role: President
       

Committees

Committee : National Archives Advisory Council
Committee : NCCA Committee
Committee : Royal Irish Academy
Committee : Irish Manuscripts Commission
             

Publications

Books

Mary E. Daly; (2010) The Irish State and the Diaspora. NUI Centennial Lecture. The O'Donnell Lecture 2008. Dublin: National University of Ireland. [Details]
Mary E. Daly and Margaret O'Callaghan (eds) ; (2007) 1916 in 1966.  Commemorating the Easter Rising. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
Daly, M.E.; (2006) The Slow Failure. Population Decline and Independent Ireland. Madison WI: Wisconsin University Press. [Details]
Daly, Mary E; (2005) Roger Casement in Ireland and World History. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]
Daly, M.E.; (2004) Encyclopaedia of Irish History and Culture. New York: Thomson Gale. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (2002) The First Department. A History of the Department of Agriculture. : *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly (ed.) ; (2001) County & Town. One hundred years of local government in Ireland. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
Mary E. Daly, Mona Hearn and Peter Pearson.; (1998) Dublin's Victorian Houses. Dublin: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1997) The Spirit of Earnest Inquiry: the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1847-1997. Dublin: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1997) The Buffer State. The Historical Roots of the Department of the Environment. : *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1997) Women and Work in Ireland. Dundalk: Economic and Social History Society of Ireland. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1992) Industrial development and Irish national identity, 1922-39. : *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly and David Dickson (eds.); (1990) The origins of popular literacy in Ireland: language change and educational development. : TCD and UCD. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1986) The famine in Ireland. Dublin: Dublin Historical Association. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1984) Dublin: the deposed capital. A social and economic history, 1860-1914. Cork: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1980) A social and economic history of Ireland since 1800. Dublin: *. [Details]

Book Chapters

Mary E. Daly; (2010) 'The 'women element in politics':  Irish women and the vote, 1918-2008' In: Esther Breitenbach and Pat Thane (eds). Women and Citizenship in Britain and Ireland in the Twentieth Century. What Difference Did the Vote Make?. London: Continuum. [Details]
Edel Bhreathnach, Joseph MacMahon, John McCafferty; (2009) ''A Second Golden Age:  the Irish Franciscans 1922-1963' In: The Irish Franciscans, 1534-100-. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
Borbala Farago and Moynagh Sullivan (eds) ; (2008) ''Cultural and economic protection and xenophobia in independent Ireland, 1920s-1970s' In: Facing the other: Interdisciplinary studies on race, gender and social justic in Ireland. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (2008) ''Women and the Irish Free State 1922-1939:  the interaction between economics and ideology' In: N.C. Fleming and Alan O'Day (eds). Ireland and Anglo-Irish Relations since 1800: critical essays. Abingdon Oxford: Ashgate. [Details]
Daly, M.; (2007) 'Something old and something new: Recent research on the Irish Famine' In: Vanhaute, E (eds). When the potato failed. Causes and effects of the last European subsistence crisis, 1845-1850, The 1840s Hunger Crisis in Northern Europe. Belgium: Brepols. [Details]
Daly, M.; (2007) 'Something old and something new: Recent research on the Irish Famine' In: Vanhaute, E (eds). When the potato failed. Causes and effects of the last European subsistence crisis, 1845-1850, The 1840s Hunger Crisis in Northern Europe. Belgium: Brepols. [Details]
Daly, M.; (2007) 'Forty shades of Grey?: Irish Historiography and the Challenges of Multidisciplinarity' In: Liam Harte and Yvonne Whelan (eds). Ireland beyond Boundaries. Mapping Irish Studies in the Twenty-first Century. London: Pluto Press. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (2004) 'The County in Irish History' In: Mary E. Daly (eds). County and Town. One Hundred Years of Local Government in Ireland. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration. [Details]
Daly, M.; (2004) 'The modernization of rural Ireland, c. 1920-1960' In: David Dickson and Cormac O Grada (eds). Refiguring Ireland. Essays in Honour of L.M. Cullen. Dublin: *. [Details]
Daly, M.; (2004) 'Images of Dublin ' capital of a nation with a falling population, 1850-1966' In: Ferdinand Opil (eds). Bild und Warnemung der Stadt (Construction and Destruction of Cities). Linz: *. [Details]
Daly, M.; (2004) 'Dublin the restored capital: civic identity in an independent Ireland' In: Howard B. Clarke, Jacinta Prunty and Mark Hennessy (eds). Surveying Ireland¿s Past: Multidisciplinary essays in honour of Anngret Simms. Dublin: *. [Details]
Daly, M.; (2004) 'Social Change since 1922' In: James Donnelly et al (eds). Encyclopaedia of Irish History and Culture, vol 2. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Thomson Gale. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (2004) 'Local Appointments' In: Mary E. Daly (ed.) (eds). County and Town. One Hundred Years of Local Government in Ireland. Dublin: Instiute of Public Administration. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (2004) 'History à la carte. Historical Commemorations and Contemporary Ireland' In: Eberhard Bort (eds). Commemoratinig Ireland. History, politics and culture. Dublin: *. [Details]
Daly, M.; (2004) 'Images of Dublin ' capital of a nation with a falling population, 1850-1966' In: Ferdinand Opil (eds). Bild und Warnemung der Stadt (Construction and Destruction of Cities). Linz: *. [Details]
Daly, M.; (2004) 'The modernization of rural Ireland, c. 1920-1960' In: David Dickson and Cormac O Grada (eds). Refiguring Ireland. Essays in Honour of L.M. Cullen. Dublin: *. [Details]
Daly, M.; (2004) 'Social Change since 1922' In: James Donnelly et al (eds). Encyclopaedia of Irish History and Culture, vol 2. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Thomson Gale. [Details]
Daly, M.; (2004) 'Dublin the restored capital: civic identity in an independent Ireland' In: Howard B. Clarke, Jacinta Prunty and Mark Hennessy (eds). Surveying Ireland¿s Past: Multidisciplinary essays in honour of Anngret Simms. Dublin: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (2003) 'Nature and nationalism in modern Ireland' In: Judith Devlin and Howard B. Clarke (eds.)(Dublin) (eds). European Encounters. Essays in memory of Albert Lovett. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (2002) 'The economy from 1850' In: Angela Bourke, Siobhán Kilfeather, Maria Luddy, Margaret Mac Curtain, Gerardine Meaney, Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha, Mary ODowd and Clair Wills (eds)(Cork) (eds). The Field Daly Anthology of Irish Writing. Vol. V.Irish Womens Writing and Traditions. [Details]
Daly, M.; (2001) 'Women in the Irish Workforce from Pre-Industrial to Modern Times', and 'Women and Irish Trade Unions'' In: Alan Hayes and Diane Urquhart (eds). The Irish Women¿s History Reader. London: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1999) ''The state in independent Ireland'' In: Richard English and Charles Townsend (eds). The State: Historical and Political Dimensions. London: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1999) ''An atmosphere of sturdy independence': The state and the Dublin hospitals in the 1930s'' In: Elizabeth Malcolm and Greta Jones (eds). Medicine, Disease and the State in Ireland, 1640-1940. Cork: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1998) ''From King's County to Offaly'' In: William Nolan and Timothy P. O'Neill (eds) (Dublin) (eds). Offaly. History and Society. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1998) ''The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland'' In: Kieran Kennedy (ed)(Dublin) (eds). From Famine to Feast. Economic and Social Change in Ireland 1847-1997. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1998) ''Integration or Diversity? Anglo-Irish Economic Relations, 1922-39'' In: S.J. Connolly (eds). Kingdoms United? Great Britain and Ireland since 1500. Integration and Diversity. Dublin: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1998) 'Oh, Kathleen Ni Houlihan, Your Way's a Thorny Way'! The Condition of Women in Twentieth-Century Ireland' In: Anthony Bradley and Maryann Gialanella Valiulis (eds). Gender and Sexuality in Modern Ireland. Amherst, MA: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1997) ''Turn on the Tap': The State, Irish Women and Running Water' In: Maryann Gianella Valiulis and Mary O'Dowd (eds). Women and Irish History. Dublin: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1996) 'Farming and the Famine' In: Cormac Ó Gráda (eds). Famine 150. Dublin: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1996) 'The great famine' In: D.G. Boyce and Alan O'Day (eds). The making of modern Irish history. Revisionism and the revisionist controversy Irish history. London: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1996) 'Working-class housing in Scottish and Irish cities on the eve of World War I' In: R.J. Morris, R. A. Houston S.J. Connolly (eds). Conflict, identity and economic development. Ireland and Scotland 1600-1939. Preston: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1995) ''Fanaticism and excess' or 'the defence of just causes', the International Labour Organisation and women's protective legislation in the inter-war years' In: Mary O'Dowd and Sabine Wichert (eds). Chattel, Servant or Citizen. Women's Status in Church, State and Society, Historical Studies, xix. Belfast: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1995) 'The operations of famine relief, 1845-47' In: Cathal Porteir (eds). The Great Irish Famine. Cork: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1994) 'Local Government and the first Dáil' In: Brian Farrell (eds). The Creation of the Dail. Dublin: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1994) 'Women and trade unions' In: Donal Nevin (eds). Trade union Century. Cork: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1990) 'Literacy and language change in the late eighteenth and early ninteenth centuries' In: Mary E. Daly and David Dickson (eds). The origins of popular literacy in Ireland: language change and educational development. Dublin: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1989) 'James Fintan Lalor, (1807-49)' In: Ciaran Brady (eds). Worsted in the Game. Dublin: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1988) 'A tale of two cities, 1860-1920' In: Art Cosgrove (eds). Dublin through the ages. Dublin: College Press. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1988) 'Industrial policy in Scotland and Ireland in the inter-war years' In: R. Mitchison and P. Roebuck (eds). Economy and Society in Scotland and Ireland, 1500-1939. Edinburgh: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1986) 'Dublin in the nineteenth century' In: P. Butel, and L.M. Cullen (eds). Cities and merchants: French and Irish perspectives on urban development. Dublin: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1985) 'Housing conditions and the genesis of housing reform in Dublin, 1880-1920' In: Michael Bannon (eds). The emergence of Irish Planning. Dublin: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1981) 'Late nineteenth and early twentieth century Dublin' In: David Harkness and Mary O'Dowd (eds). Historical Studies xi. The town in Ireland. Belfast: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1979) 'Women work and trade unionism' In: Margaret Mac Curtain And Donncha Ó Corráin (eds). Women in Irish Society: the Historical Dimension. dublin: *. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1979) 'The development of the national school system, 1831-40' In: Art Cosgrove and Donal Mc Cartney (eds) (Dublin) (eds). Studies in Irish History presented to R. Dudley Edwards. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Mary E. Daly, Niamh Brennan, Gerry Donnelly, Gerry O'Hanlon; (2009) 'Trinity week academic symposium: "Prejudiced Patriots and the Dreams of Statisticians'? Research, Public and the Journal from the Famine to the Digital Age"'. Journal Of Statistical And Social Inquiry Society Of Ireland, xxxvi :226-247. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (2009) ''The primary and natural educator? The role of parents in the education of their children in independent Ireland'. Eire-Ireland, 44 (1&2):194-217. [Details]
Daly, M. E., , ; (2007) 'Becoming conspicuous: Irish Travellers, society and the state, 1922-70'. Irish Historical Studies, 35 (140):579-580. [Details]
Daly, M.; (2007) 'The Irish Free State/Eire/Republic of Ireland/Ireland: ' A Country by any other name'?'. Journal of British Studies, 46 :72-90. [Details]
Daly, M.; (2006) 'Marriage, fertility and women's lives in twentieth-century Ireland, (c. 1900-c.1970)'. Women¿s History Review, 15 (4):571-586. [Details]
Mary E. DAly; (2003) 'Wives, Mothers and Citizens: the treatment of women in the 1935 Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act '. Eire-Ireland, xxxviii :244-263. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (2002) 'Revisiting the Great Famine (review essay)'. Saothar, 27 :73-76. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (2001) 'Irish nationality and citizenship since 1922'. Irish Historical Studies, xxxii (No. 127):377-407. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1999) 'Why did the Irish have large families'. Irish Journal of Feminist Studies, . [Details]
Daly, M.; (1999) 'The Irish Family since the Famine: Continuity and Change'. Irish Journal of Feminist Studies, 3 (2):1-21. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1997) 'Recent writings on modern Irish history, the interaction between past and present. (Review Article)'. Journal of Modern History, . [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1997) 'Women and Land: the Historical Dimension'. Irish Journal of Sociology, 7 :118-123. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1997) 'Irish historians and the Famine, an endangered species?,(Review Article)'. Irish Historical Studies, xxx (No. 120):591-601. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1995) 'Women in the Irish Free State: the interaction between economics and ideology, (Winter 94/Spring 95)'. Journal of Women's History, . [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1994) 'The formation of an Irish nationalist elite? Recruitment to the Irish civil service in the decades prior to independence, 1870-1920, in Dominique Julia (ed), Aux sources la compétence professionnelle. Critères scolaires et classements sociaux dans les carrières intellectuelles en Europe, xviie-xixe siecles. International journal of the history of education, Numéro spécial. (Ghent)'. Paedagogica Historica, xxxx (No. 1):281-301. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1994) 'The economic ideals of Irish nationalism: frugal comfort or lavish austerity?'. Eire-Ireland, xxix (No. 4):77-100. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1988) 'Dublin in the 1880 (special issue) (1987-88)'. Hopkins Quarterly, xiv (Nos. 1-4):95-104. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1988) 'The employment gains from industrial protection in the Irish Free State during the 1930s: a note'. Irish Economic and Social History, 15 :71-75. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1986) 'Irish urban history: a survey'. Urban History Yearbook, :61-72. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1985) 'An alien institution? Attitudes towards the city in nineteenth and twentieth century Irish society'. Etudes Irlandaises, 10 :181-194. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1984) 'Government finance for industry in the Irish Free State: The Trade Loans (Guarantee) Acts'. Irish Economic and Social History, 11 :73-93. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1984) 'An Irish-Ireland for Business? The Control of Manufactures Acts, 1932 and 1934'. Irish Historical Studies, xxiv (No. 94):246-272. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1982) 'Social structure of the Dublin working class, 1871-1911'. Irish Historical Studies, xxiii (No. 90):121-133. [Details]
Mary E. Daly; (1981) 'Women in the Irish workforce from pre-industrial to modern times'. Saothar, 7 :74-82. [Details]

Other Journals

Daly, M. (Translated by Patrizia Dogliani); (1998) 'Natura e nazionalismo nell' Irlanda moderna' Memoria e Ricerca. Rivista semestrale di storia contemporanea . Ambiente, territori, parchi :39-56. [Details]
                                                                                           

Research

Research Interests

Ireland 1840-2000; with special interests in the great famine; urban history of nineteenth and century Ireland; social and cultural history; the social, economic and administrative history of independent Ireland since 1922; women's history, especially women and work. Current research activities: commemoration, especially the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Rising; Ireland 1957-73 continuity and change; Statehood and citizenship; social history of medicine in 20th century Ireland with special interest in the history of family planning and changes in Irish female mortality and morbidity; the Irish diaspora.

Research Projects

Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : The 'rediscovery' of poverty in the Republic of Ireland 1962-74
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-12 / 30-SEP-14