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'In every intense and distinctive development of a nation, there dwells the actuality or potentiality of some great gift to the common good of mankind'
Eoin Mac Neill, Chair of early (including medieval) Irish history, UCD, from Phases of Irish History (1919)
Photograph courtesy of UCD Digital Library

About the School

UCD School of History is Ireland's pre-eminent centre for historical teaching and research.  The School has been a core part of the University since its foundation, and today it is home to a large and diverse group of historians, who teach and research the people, events and processes of the past.  We are ranked amongst the top 100 history schools in the world (QS, 2020)