THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest Academic honour in Ireland.

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Fearghal McGarry

Fearghal McGarry is Senior Lecturer in History at Queen’s University Belfast and joint editor of Irish Historical Studies. His recent research has focussed on grassroots participation in the Irish revolution. He is the author of The Rising: Ireland: Easter 1916 (2010) and Rebels: Voices from the Easter Rising (2011).

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