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Dr Andrew Tierney

Irish Research Council Advanced Laureate Project Fellow, CRAFTVALUE.

I am an architectural historian with a broad chronological interest in building and design history. My research extends from late medieval Ireland to the high Victorian period, with a focus on Ireland. I have taught history and architectural history in UCD, NUI Maynooth, and the University of Liverpool. Since 2017 I have been working on several IRC funded research projects in the Departments of the History of Art and Architecture, and Geology in Trinity College Dublin, including Making Victorian Dublin, Stonebuilt Ireland, and Craftvalue. 

Selected Publications

  • A. Tierney, ‘“Was the carver happy while he was about it?” Trinity’s Museum Building and the Ruskinian principle of happiness’ in Mary Hatfield (ed.), Happiness in Nineteenth Century Ireland. (Liverpool University Press, 2020).
  • A. Tierney, The Buildings of Ireland: Central Leinster (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2019). 
  • A. Tierney, ‘The architectural sources for the Museum Building’ in C. Casey, C. and P. Wyse Jackson, (eds), The Museum Building of Trinity College Dublin: a model of Victorian Craftsmanship (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2019), pp 92-114.
  • A. Tierney ‘The O’Sheas and artisan craftmanship in Britain and Ireland’ in C. Casey, C. and P. Wyse Jackson (eds). The Museum Building of Trinity College Dublin: a model of Victorian Craftsmanship. (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2019), pp 130-147.
  •  A. Tierney, The Doctor’s Wife is Dead (Penguin Ireland, 2017)
  • Anna Pilz and A. Tierney, ‘Trees, Big House Culture, and the Irish Literary Revival’, New Hibernia Review 19:2 (2015), 65-82.
  •  ‘Architectures of gentility in nineteenth-century Ireland’ in C. O’Neill (ed). Nineteenth Century Elites (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2013), pp 31-50.
  •   ‘Constructing Kinship: social and familial identities in the built environment of Gaelic-Ireland 1350-1600’. North Munster Historical and Archaeological Journal 53 (2013), 2017-225.
  • Co-authored with James-Chakraborty, K. ‘Thoor Ballylee: icon of an Irish imaginary’, The Journal of Architecture 16:4 (2011), 529-549.

Contact Details

Department of the History of Art and Architecture,,
Trinity College,
Dublin 2.

Email: TIERNEA4@tcd.ie