Interview: Patrick Walsh, postdoctoral fellow, University College Dublin

Interview date: 15 May 2009

What book do you wish you had written?

W. H. Lecky, Leaders of Public Opinion in Ireland, (1871) History, Biography and politics fused brilliantly in glorious style

What would you do if you were not doing this?

I don’t know but probably something else History related

When was the last time you looked at Wikipedia?

Last week

What event had the greatest impact on history in Ireland?

The 1798 rebellion for its consequences rather than its aims.

What are you reading now?

Howard Fineman, Thirteen American Arguments that Endure and Define Our Country (2008)


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