Kate Manning graduated from UCD with a BA (Hons) English and Music in 1990. She went on to complete an MA in Modern English and American Literature in UCD, graduating in 1992. She returned to UCD to undertake the Higher Diploma in Archival Studies in UCD, graduating in 1997. She has served on the committees of the Irish Society for Archives and the Archives and Records Association, Ireland and was the reviews editor for the Journal of the Society of Archivists.
Kate was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1999 which enabled her to spend 2000 at the University of Pittsburgh as a Visiting Scholar, working with Prof. Richard Cox. She has worked as an archivist at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin and in UCD Archives, where she is now Principal Archivist. She was appointed as a member of the Irish Manuscripts Commission in 2017.
Kate was chairperson of Pipeworks and sang for nine years with the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir. She is now a board member of the UCD Symphony Orchestra.