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The Alpha Male in Irish History

An online talk by Myles Dungan

Thursday 19th January 2023, 8 pm

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Join Irish historian and broadcaster, Myles Dungan, as he explores why there were so few women in positions of influence in the years before and after Irish Independence. The Alpha Male in Irish History is a tongue-in-cheek survey of Irish ‘alpha’ males from Charles Stewart Parnell to the prurient and relentless Roman Catholic Archbishop John Charles McQuaid.

Myles Dungan holds a PhD in History from Trinity College, Dublin. He is the presenter of The History Show on RTÉ Radio 1, and has authored many books on 19th century Irish history and the Great War. His latest book is Four Killings (2021). Twice a Fulbright scholar, he is also Programme Director of the Hinterland Festival.

This online event is free to all. It is part of Laois Libraries Decade of Centenaries Programme for 2023.