Carole Holohan
Assistant Professor, History


I am a social historian currently focused on the history of poverty in modern Ireland. My research examines the social history of the sixties (or long 1960s) and I have published on the history of youth and the history of poverty in this period. I am interested in social issues at the level of national and international discourse (including how these interact) and in terms of personal experience. My work to date explores the nature of social change in Irish society during a period of accelerated and self-conscious transition. Prior to my arrival at Trinity College I held an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral fellowship at University College Dublin and a teaching fellowship at St. Patrick's College Drumcondra. I also led a research project at Amnesty International Ireland that focused on human rights accountability in Ireland.

I am an Executive Secretary of the Irish Association of Professional Historians (IAPH) and a member of Transnational Ireland and the Women's History Association of Ireland.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Carole Holohan, Reframing Irish Youth in the Sixties , Liverpool, Liverpool University Press, 2018, 1 - 272pp Book, 2018

Carole Holohan, Jack McGinley (ed.) Cluskey: the conscience of labour, Saothar: Journal of the Irish Labour History Society, 41, (1916 Special Issue), 2016 Review, 2016

Carole Holohan, 'Conceptualising and responding to poverty in the Republic of Ireland in the 1960s: a case study of Dublin' , Social History, 41, (1), 2016, p34 - 53 Journal Article, 2016 Other

'A powerful antidote? Catholic youth clubs in the sixties' in, editor(s)Catherine Cox and Susannah Riordan , Adolescence in Modern Irish History , Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, pp176 - 198, [Carole Holohan] Book Chapter, 2015

Carole Holohan, 'Challenges to social order and Irish identity? Youth culture in the sixties' , Irish Historical Studies, 38, (151), 2013, p389 - 405 Journal Article, 2013

'John Charles McQuaid and the failure of youth sodalities, 1956-61' in, editor(s)Colm Lennon , Honouring God and community: confraternities and sodalities in modern Ireland , Dublin, Columba Press, 2012, pp126 - 147, [Carole Holohan] Book Chapter, 2012

Carole Holohan , In Plain Sight: Responding to the Ferns, Ryan, Murphy and Cloyne Reports , Dublin, Amnesty International Ireland, 2011, 1-430pp Book, 2011

Carole Holohan, Every generation has its task : attitudes to Irish youth in the sixties, NUI, 2010 Thesis, 2010

'More than a revival of memories? 1960s Youth and the 1916 in, editor(s)Mary Daly and Margaret O'Callaghan , 1916 in 1966: commemorating the Easter Rising , Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, 2007, pp173 - 197, [Carole Holohan] Book Chapter, 2007