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Dr. Richard McElligott

Lecturer Grade

Department of Humanities


Richard is a native of north Kerry and is lecturer in Irish and Modern history in the School of Business and Humanities. 

Prior to his appointment in DkIT, between 2015-2019 Richard was senior historical researcher for the Irish Government’s Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation.

After completing his PhD in Modern Irish History in UCD, Richard also worked as a lecturer/module coordinator in Irish history in University College Dublin between 2012-2019.

Over the past decade Richard's research had been published in a wide array of internationally recognised publications.