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Dr Cormac Begadon

Honorary Fellow(1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2025)

Honorary Fellow
(1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2025) in the Department of Theology and Religion


I am the Sepulchrine Fellow in the History of Catholicism, a historian of early modern religious and intellectual culture, with a particular research interest in Catholic religious and their interactions with the Enlightenment and French Revolution.

I undertook undergraduate studies at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, before going on to study for a doctorate at Maynooth University, completing a thesis entitled 'Clergy and Laity in the Catholic Renewal of Dublin c. 1750-1830'.

From 2015-17 I was a member of the AHRC-funded Monks in Motion Project, based at Durham University. The project explored the experiences of the English Benedictine monks in exile, c. 1553-1800 ( From 2017-19 I was employed on a project exploring the history of Goldenbridge, a large centre of institutional and educational care in Dublin founded in the mid-nineteenth century. The project was undertaken in conjunction with the Sisters of Mercy and University College Dublin. I am currently completing a monograph on the subject, entitled 'Goldenbridge, 1855-1910: a history of Catholic institutional care'.


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