Interview: Ivar McGrath, lecturer in modern Irish history, University College Dublin

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

Pue with MicrophoneWhat 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?

The Reformation.

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).

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