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Patrick Walsh

Research Fellow

School Of History & Archives
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168185
Email: patrick.a.walsh@ucd.ie

Biography

I am an Irish Research Council/Marie Curie cofund CARA  research fellow in the School of History and Archives, having formerly been a visiting fellow in University College London. 

My current research investigates the emergence of the Irish state in the eighteenth-century, and its impact on Irish economic and social development. I am writing a major new book provisionally entitled 'State and Society in Ireland, 1685-1783', as well as an edited book (with Dr Aaron Graham, University of Oxford) entitled The British Fiscal States, 1660-1815 (Forthcoming Ashgate, 2015) 

 I am the Principal Investigator on an Irish Research Council 'New Foundations' funded collaborative project entitled 'International Trade of Ireland, 1698-1829'. More on this project can be found on its website.  
 
Together with my colleague Dr Charles Ivar McGrath I am a co-principal investigator on the 'Mapping State and Society in Eighteenth-Century Ireland' project. Further details of our Irish Research Council funded pilot project mapping Ireland's unique network of eighteenth-century residential military barracks can be found at www.barracks18c.ucd.ie  

I am am an expert on the economic, financial and political history of eighteenth century Ireland. I am the author of two books, The Making of the Irish Protestant Ascendancy: William Conolly, 1689-1729 (Boydell & Brewer, 2010) and most recently The South Sea Bubble and Ireland: Money, Banking and Investment, 1690-1721 (Boydell & Brewer, 2014). 

 I have also published peer-reviewed articles in several leading international journals including  Historical Journal, The Scottish Historical Review, Eighteenth-Century Life and Eighteenth-Century Ireland, as well as a number of book chapters in edited volumes on Irish and British history.  
 
I completed my doctoral thesis on Speaker William Conolly at Trinity College Dublin in 2008, and I continue to maintain a professional interest in Conolly's great house at Castletown, serving as a director of the Castletown Foundation since 2010. 
 
I am committed to active engagement with a wider public beyond academia and am happy to speak upon any aspect of my research to interested groups or individuals. I can be contacted through my UCD address or on twitter at @speakerconolly 





   

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2011.
Title: Irish Research Council Government of Ireland CARA Co-Fund Post Doctoral Fellowship
Year: 2008.
Title: Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
Year: 2004.
Title: Irish Research Council for the Humanties and Social Sciences Postgraduate Fellowship

Associations

Association: Economic History Society, Function/Role: Member
Association: Irish Historical Society, Function/Role: Member
Association: Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society, Function/Role: Committee Member and Review Editor Eighteenth Century Ireland/Iris an dha chultur
     

Conference Contributions

Patrick Walsh (2014) Who paid what, where and how? Mapping Irish revenue collection and its discontents, 1690-1783. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society, Armagh , 06-JUN-14 - 07-JUN-14.
Patrick Walsh (2014) A Subsidy State? The Irish Fiscal State and its Revenues 1690-1769. [Invited Oral Presentation], Central Bank of Ireland Economic History Workshop, Central Bank of Ireland , 06-FEB-14 - 07-FEB-14.
Patrick Walsh (2013) Who Paid What? Taxation and the Financial Impact of the State in Ireland, 1690-1782. [Oral Presentation], Irish Economic and Social History Annual Conference, NUI Galway , 22-NOV-13 - 23-NOV-13.
Patrick Walsh (2013) Conviviality, Claret and the Constitution: The Dublin Townhouse as a Political Space. [Oral Presentation], Streetview: Urban Domestic Architectures, 1700-1850, Dept. of History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin , 28-SEP-13 - 28-OCT-13.
Patrick Walsh (2013) ¿A Stubborn Refractory People¿? Taxation and the limits of legitimacy in Eighteenth Century Ireland. [Oral Presentation], The British Fiscal States, Jesus, College, University of Oxford , 16-SEP-13 - 18-SEP-13.
Patrick Walsh (2013) Individual Perspectives on the ¿Year of the Bubbles¿: The View from the Periphery. [Oral Presentation], Social History SocietyAnnual Conference, University of Leeds , 25-MAR-13 - 27-JUN-13.
Patrick Walsh (2013) The View from the Irish Station: Ireland and the Royal Navy, 1690-1782. [Oral Presentation], Eighteenth Century Ireland Society Annual Conference, NUI Maynooth , 07-JUN-13 - 08-JUN-13.
Patrick Walsh (2013) The View from the ¿Irish Station¿. The Royal Navy and Ireland c.1690-1782. [Oral Presentation], Annual Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society Conference, National University of Ireland, Maynooth , 07-JUN-13 - 08-JUN-13.
Patrick Walsh (2013) Derry, 1688, and the rise of the fiscal-military state. [Invited Oral Presentation], Siege, Context and Consequence: The Siege of Derry and the Emergence of the Modern World, Maiden City Festival, Derry/Londonderry , 31-MAY-13 - 01-JUN-13.
Patrick Walsh (2013) Between the Speaker and the Squire: The Untold Story of William Conolly Junior. [Invited Oral Presentation], NUIM Centre for Historic Irish Houses and Landed Estates Annual Conference, Castletown House, Co. Kildare , 09-MAY-13 - 10-MAY-13.
Patrick Walsh (2013) Wealth, Poverty, and Civility in Eighteenth-Century Ireland: Was there a State in Eighteenth-Century Ireland?. [Invited Oral Presentation], American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Cleveland, Ohio , 03-APR-13 - 07-APR-13.
Patrick Walsh (2013) 'State, Society and Security: Ireland and the Fiscal-Military State, 1690-1783'. [Invited Oral Presentation], Oxford Seminar in Irish History, Hertford College, University of Oxford , 06-MAR-13 - 06-MAR-13.
Patrick Walsh (2013) Ireland and the Fiscal-Military State. [Invited Oral Presentation], British History in the Long 18th Century Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, University of London , 16-JAN-13 - 16-JAN-13.
Patrick Walsh (2013) The Irish Fiscal State, 1690-1782. [Invited Oral Presentation], Economic and Social History of the Pre-Modern World, 1500-1800 Seminar,, Institute of Historical Research, University of London , 11-JAN-13 - 11-JAN-13.
Patrick Walsh (2012) Irish Catholics and the ¿Credible Commitment¿ problem: Taxation, Investment and Loyalty, 1689-1784. [Oral Presentation], Catholic Loyalty Symposium, Trinity College Dublin , 28-SEP-12 - 29-SEP-12.
Patrick Walsh (2012) Writing the Life of Speaker William Conolly. [Invited Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Historians in Britain, University of York , 07-SEP-12 - 09-SEP-12.
Patrick Walsh (2012) Was there a state in eighteenth-century Ireland?. [Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of the Eighteenth Century Ireland Society, Trinity College Dublin , 22-JUN-12 - 23-JUN-12.
Patrick Walsh (2012) Bringing the Financial Revolution to the Provinces: The Irish Revenue Board and the uses of Bureaucratic Print. [Oral Presentation], Fifth International Colloquium on Money, Power and Prose: Interdisciplinary Studies of the Financial Revolution in the British Isles, 1688-1756,, Halifax, Nova Scotia , 13-JUN-12 - 16-JUN-12.
Patrick Walsh (2012) Dublin bankers in the Age of the South Sea Bubble. [Invited Oral Presentation], Making Money in Dublin, 1500-2000, Trinity College Dublin , 25-MAY-12 - 25-MAY-12.
Patrick Walsh (2012) Irish Money on the London Market: Ireland, the Anglo-Irish and the South Sea Bubble of 1720. [Oral Presentation], The London-Irish in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1660-1830 Conference, University of WarwicK , 13-APR-12 - 14-APR-12.
Patrick Walsh (2012) A Sinew of Power? Taxation, the State, and Society in Mid-Eighteenth Century Ireland, 1714-63. [Oral Presentation], Economic History Society Conference, St Catherine's College, University of Oxford , 30-MAR-12 - 01-APR-12.
Patrick Walsh; (2012) From Dongan to Conolly: Castletown and the making of the Irish Protestant Ascendancy. [Invited Lecture], Centre for Historic Irish Houses and Landed Estates, NUI Maynooth/OPW 2012 Winter Lecture Series, Castletown House , 01-FEB-12 - 01-FEB-12.
Patrick Walsh; (2011) Ireland, The Financial Revolution, and the South Sea Bubble. [Invited Lecture], Institute of Historical Research, Maritime History Seminar, Senate House, University of London , 06-DEC-11 - 06-DEC-11.
Patrick Walsh; (2011) Was St Patrick a Presbyterian? History, tradition and identity in Andrew Stewart¿s ¿A Short Account of the Church of Christ in Ireland¿. [Oral Presentation], Tudor and Stuart Ireland, U.C.D , 02-SEP-11 - 03-SEP-11.
Patrick Walsh; (2011) Recording the past and inventing the Church: Patrick Adair¿s history of the Irish Presbyterian Church reconsidered. [Oral Presentation], Ecclesiastical History Society Conference, Christchurch, University of Oxford , 17-AUG-11 - 19-AUG-11.
Patrick Walsh; (2010) The Bubble on the margins: The South Sea Bubble in Ireland and Scotland. [Oral Presentation], Economic History Society Annual Conference, University of Durham , 26-OCT-10 - 28-MAR-10.
Patrick Walsh; (2009) Religious and Political Exclusion and Finance: The curious case of the Irish Catholics. [Oral Presentation], The Penal Laws, UCD , 04-SEP-09 - 05-SEP-09.
Patrick Walsh; (2009) 29th Irish Conference of Historians: Power and History. [Oral Presentation], Conolly and Pearce: Building the Power Houses of the Ascendancy, University of Limerick , 12-JUN-09 - 14-JUN-09.
Patrick Walsh; (2009) The South Sea Bubble in Ireland and Scotland. [Invited Lecture], Research Institue for Irish-Scottish Studies Seminar, University of Aberdeen , 12-FEB-09 - 12-FEB-09.
Patrick Walsh & Ivar McGrath; (2008) The Money, Power, and Print Project. [Invited Lecture], Research Forum, School of History and Archives, UCD , 07-OCT-08 - 07-OCT-08.
Patrick Walsh; (2008) The Bubble on the periphery: Ireland and the South Sea Bubble. [International Refereed Conference], Third International Colloquium on Money, Power and Prose: Interdisciplinary Studies of the Financial Revolution in the British Isles, 1688-1756, St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada , 26-JUN-08 - 28-JUN-08.
Patrick Walsh; (2008) Land, Politics, and Money, Building the Country House: William Conolly and Castletown. [Invited Lecture], Sixth Annual Historic Houses conference,, NUI Maynooth , 19-JUN-08 - 20-JUN-08.
Patrick Walsh; (2008) 'Free movement of people? Government responses to emigration from Ireland and Scotland, 1690-1730'. [Invited Lecture], Irish and Scottish migration and settlement: Political frontiers conference, AHRB Research Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen , 03-MAY-08 - 03-MAY-08.

Committees

Committee : Eighteenth Century Ireland Society

Employment

Employer: Dept. of History Trinity College Dublin
Position: Research Fellow Insular Christianity Project
Employer: Centre for Historic Houses and Landed Estates, NUI Maynooth
Position: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Employer: Royal Irish Academy, Dictionary of Irish Biography project
Position: Research Assistant
Employer: Centre for Irish-Scottish Studies, Trinity College Dublin
Position: Research Assisstant
Employer: Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Position: Teaching Assistant

Education

Year 2008 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject: History
Year 2003 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: BA (Mod) Subject: History

Languages

Irish:
German:

Consultancy

Client: Office of Public Works

Outreach Activities

2013 Contributor to Harvest Films documentary entitled Living in a Coded Land to be broadcast on RTE television in early 2014 
2013 Contributor to RTE Lyric FM documentary series, History on a Plate broadcast in July 2013  
2010-Present Director of the Castletown Foundation (Charitable educational trust that advises on the management and      development of the collections at Castletown House)
2012 Author of Policy Paper Writing the History of the Financial Crisis: Lessons from the South Sea Bubble published on Historyhub.ie 

2007 Commissioned by Office of Public Works to research and write comprehensive new 64-page guidebook to Castletown House, Co. Kildare (8,000 copies printed).  

Journals Edited

Eighteenth Century Ireland: Editor.
 

Publications

Books

Patrick Walsh (2014) The South Sea Bubble and Ireland: Money , Banking and Investment, 1690-1721. Woodbridge: Boydell Press. Available Online [Details]
Patrick Walsh; (2010) The Making of the Irish Protestant Ascendancy: William Conolly, 1689-1729. Woodbridge: Boydell & Boydell. Available Online [Details]
Patrick Walsh & Anthony Malcomson; (2010) The Conolly Archive. Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission. Available Online [Details]
Patrick Walsh; (2007) Castletown. Dublin: Government Publications. Available Online [Details]

Book Chapters

Patrick Walsh; (2015) 'Writing history: Andrew Stewart, Patrick Adair and their narratives' In: Robert Armstong, Patrick Walsh Scott Spurlock and Andrew Holmes (eds). Patrick Adair, A true narrative of the rise and progress of the Presbyterian government in the north of Ireland and Andrew Stewart, A short history of the church of Christ in Ireland. Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation. [Details]
Patrick Walsh; (2011) 'Biography and the meaning of an Irish Country House: William Conolly and Castletown' In: Terence Dooley & Christopher Ridgeway (eds). The Irish country house: its past, present and future. Dublin: Four Courts Press. Available Online [Details]
John Bergin , Eoin Magennis, Lesa Ní Mhungaile & Patrick Walsh; (2011) 'Introduction' In: John Bergin , Eoin Magennis, Lesa Ní Mhungaile & Patrick Walsh; (eds). New Perspectives on the Penal Laws: Special Issue of Eighteenth-Century Ireland: Iris an dá chultúr 25. Dublin: ECIS. [Details]
Patrick Walsh; (2010) 'Club life in late seventeenth and early eighteenth-century Ireland: in search of an associational world c. 1680-c.1730' In: Martyn Powell & James Kelly (eds). Clubs and societies in eighteenth-century Ireland, 1690-1800. Dublin: Four Courts Press. Available Online [Details]
Patrick Walsh; (2007) 'Permanent tranquillity will not be established while the present system is continued,’ Charles James Fox and Ireland, 1801-1803' In: Anne Dolan, Patrick Geoghegan & Darryl Jones (eds). Reinterpreting Emmet, essays on the life and legacy of Robert Emmet. Dublin: UCD Press. , pp.39-55 [Details]
Patrick Walsh; (2005) 'The differing motivations for preventing transatlantic emigration: a case study from west Ulster 1718-1729' In: Shane Murphy, Johanna Archbold, John Gibney and Carole Jones (eds). Beyond the anchoring grounds: More crosscurrents in Irish and Scottish Studies. Belfast: Cló Ollscoil Na Banrione. , pp.324-330 [Details]

Edited Books

Patrick Walsh & Aaron Graham (Ed.). (2015) The British Fiscal States, 1660-1815. Farnham: Ashgate. [Details]
Robert Armstrong, Patrick Walsh, Scott Spurlock and Andrew Holmes (Ed.). (2015) Patrick Adair, A true narrative of the rise and progress of the Presbyterian government in the north of Ireland and Andrew Stewart, A short history of the church of Christ in Ireland. Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation. [Details]
Martyn Powell, Patrick Walsh, Padraig O' Liathan (Ed.). (2014) Eighteenth-century Ireland: Iris an da Chultur. Dublin: Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society. [Details]
Martyn Powell, Padraig O'Liathan and Patrick Walsh (Ed.). (2013) Eighteenth Century Ireland: Iris an dha Chultur Vol. 27. Dublin: Eighteenth Century Ireland society. [Details]
Martyn Powell, Padraig O'Liathan and Patrick Walsh (Ed.). (2011) Eighteenth-Century Ireland:Iris an da chultur Vol. 26. Dublin: Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society. [Details]
Bergin, John, Eoin Magennis, Lesa Ní Mhungaile & Patrick Walsh (Ed.). (2011) New Perspectives on the Penal Laws: Special Issue of Eighteenth-Century Ireland: Iris an dá chultúr 25. Dublin: Eighteenth Century Ireland Society. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Patrick Walsh (2015) 'Irish Money on the London Market: Ireland, the Anglo-Irish and the South Sea Bubble of 1720'. Eighteenth-Century Life, 39 (1):131-154. [Details]
Patrick Walsh (2014) 'Review of Periodical Literature, 1700-1850'. Economic History Review, 67 (1):261-268. [DOI] [Details]
Patrick Walsh (2013) 'The Fiscal State in Ireland 1690-1769'. Historical Journal, 56 (3):1-28. [DOI] [Details]
Walsh, Patrick (2012) 'The Bubble on the Periphery: Scotland and the South Sea Bubble'. Scottish Historical Review, 91 :106-124. [DOI] [Details]
Patrick Walsh; (2010) 'Free movement of people? Responses to emigration from Ireland, 1718-30'. Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies, 3 (1):221-236. Available Online [Details]
Patrick Walsh; (2009) 'A new Edmund Burke letter from 1778'. Eighteenth Century Ireland, 23 :160-164. [Details]
Patrick Walsh; (2006) 'The Sin of With-Holding Tribute, Contemporary pamphlets and the professionalization  of the Irish revenue service in the early eighteenth century'. Eighteenth-Century Ireland, 21 :48-65. [Details]

Other Journals

Patrick Walsh; (2009) 'The South Sea Bubble: A parable for our own time?' History Ireland 17 (2) . Available Online [Details]
                                   

Reviews

Patrick Walsh (2014) Review of Lisa Marie Griffith & Ruth McManus (eds) 'Leaders of the City: Dublin's First Citizens, 1550-1950'. Reviews [Details]
Patrick Walsh (2014) Review of Robin Usher 'Protestant Dublin, 1660-1760: Architecture and Iconography'. Reviews [Details]
Patrick Walsh (2013) Review of Daniel Carey and Christopher Finlay (eds.) The Empire of Credit: The Financial Revolution in Britain Ireland and America, 1688-1815. Reviews [Details]
Patrick Walsh (2013) Review of Mark Freeman, Robin Pearson and James Taylor (eds.) Shareholder Democracies? Corporate Governance in Britain and Ireland before 1850. Reviews [Details]
Patrick Walsh (2013) Review of Sean Donlan and Michael Brown (eds) The Laws and Other Legalities of Ireland. Reviews [Details]
     

Working Paper

Patrick Walsh (2012) Writing the History of the Financial Crisis: Lessons from the South Sea Bubble. Working Paper Available Online [Details]
                                             

Research

Research Interests

Economic, Social and Political History of Eighteenth Century Ireland

The Fiscal Military State and the Financial Revolution in comparative perspective

Eighteenth-Century Irish Trade 

The South Sea Bubble

Historic Houses, their past, their present and their future

Research Projects

Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Ireland and International trade 1698-1829: A pilot study for an online digital resource for Irish economic History
Start Date / End Date : 03-MAR-14 / 30-NOV-14

Recent Postgraduates

 

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201400   HIS31470     History: Money, Credit and Debt
       

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Dr Ivar McGrath, School of History and Archives, University College Dublin  

External Collaborators

Professor Stephen Conway, Dept. of History, University College London

Dr Martyn Powell, Dept. of History,  Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University

Dr Aaron Graham, Jesus College, University of Oxford 

Dr Aidan Kane, Dept. of Economics, NUI Galway