Interview date: 19 May 2009
What book do you wish you had written?
Angela Bourke’s The Burning of Bridget Cleary: A True Story.
What would you do if you were not a historian?
When was the last time you looked at wikipedia?
Two weeks ago.
What event had the greatest impact on history in Ireland?
It is difficult to select a single event, but for modern Ireland, the Famine.
What book are you currently reading?
Carole Seymour-Jones, A Dangerous Liaison.
Tags: Cliona Rattigan