Pue’s Interviews is a regular series of short questions and answers with those who work in the history industry in Ireland – in the museums, universities, publishers, libraries, archives and elsewhere – to give an insight into the people who make it tick.
Interview date: 15 May 2009
What book do you wish you had written?
Tolstoy, War and Peace.
What would you do if you were not a historian?
TV Rugby Commentator.
When was the last time you looked at Wikipedia?
About two months ago.
What event had the greatest impact on history in Ireland?
What are you reading now?
A travel book on France and Marnie Hay, Bulmer Hobson and the Nationalist movement in twentieth-century Ireland (MUP, 2009).