1/ Gender and Medicine in Ireland: 1700-1950 by Margaret Preston and Margaret Ó hÓgartaigh ( Syracuse University Press Nov 2012)
The book as a whole benefits from its excellent thematic focus, careful author selection, judicious editing and plenty of high level scholarship.
Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine
provides a comprehensive assessment of a number of subjects which have, hitherto, been relatively ignored and is a valuable contribution to the history of Irish medicine.
Irish Economic and Social History
2/ His Grace is Displeased: The Selected Correspondence of John Charles McQuaid, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, 1940-1972 by Clara Cullen and Margaret Ó hÓgartaigh (Merrion, 2012).
Reprinted three times since November 20, 2012.
Irish Historical Studies
3/ Business Archival Sources for the Local Historian (Four Courts Press, Dublin and Portland, Oregon, 2010). [with Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, University College, Dublin].
Described in 'Saothar, Journal of the Irish Labour History Society, 2011, as bringing 'together the expertise troika of the socio-economic historian, the accountant and the accounting historian. The result is a valuable combination ... this is a very readbale book, well-grounded in the research expertise of its authors, clearly and logically arranged'.
4/ Kathleen Lynn, Irishwoman, Patriot, Doctor (Irish Academic Press, Dublin and Portland, Oregon, 2006). Hardback and paperback.
Featured on ‘The Best Reads of 2006’, Sunday Business Post, 24 December, 2006.
Timely … remarkably fair … Ó hÓgartaigh shines in her analysis … the endorsements … are justified, including Finola Kennedy’s description of this as a ‘rare book … which combines impeccable scholarship with the storyteller’s gift.’
Irish Economic and Social History
This engaging book draws long-overdue attention to an intriguing Irish public figure … Ó hÓgartaigh makes the wise decision to deal with Lynn’s lifelong friendship with Madeleine ffrench-Mullen in the introduction, acknowledging its importance whilst refusing to be drawn into futile speculation as to its precise nature. This fine biography should restore her to her appropriate place in the history of the new Ireland, and there is much here to interest the historian of medicine, as well as of women.
Irish Historical Studies
Well-written life story … Ó hÓgartaigh’s extensive research, which included a Fulbright to the United States to access archival sources, not only tells the story of Lynn’s life but also supplies critical engagement with twentieth-century Irish historiography … offers important insight into the evolution of Irish medical history and women’s advances within the profession … is an important addition to our understanding of the evolution of Irish medicine through the eyes of a patriot doctor who played a role in one of the most significant events of modern Irish history. It adds important insight into the sectarian relationships of early twentieth-century Ireland and suggests the challenges faced by women in a world that did not value their contributions. This is a biography of a human being in all her complexity, and with it, Margaret Ó hÓgartaigh has restored one of Ireland’s modern heroes.
Irish Literary Supplement
This biography provides important insights not only into the life and medical career of Dr. Kathleen Lynn (1874-1955) but also into the political, social and economic environments in which she worked … rounded portrait … excellent … illuminating … valuable.
Excellent and very well researched
Irish Journal of Medical Science
Captivating … one of the best reads of 2006
Sunday Business Post
A great read
Talking History, Newstalk, 106
Margaret Ó hÓgartaigh has written a valuable account of an extraordinary life.
Excellent … offers new insights
Australasian Journal of Irish Studies
Historical Consultant to Kathleen Lynn Documentary on TG4 which was the 'Critics' Choice' in 'The Sunday Times', 24th of April, 2011.
5/ Edward Hay, Historian of 1798. Catholic Politics in an Era of Wolfe Tone and Daniel O’Connell (The History Press, Dublin, 2010).
Described as 'excellent' and 'meticulous' in 'Studies', Autumn, 2011.
6/ Quiet Revolutionaries: Irish Women in Education, Medicine and Sport, 1861-1964 (The History Press, Dublin and London).
Mel Watman, Athletics Historian, reviewed this in 'Athletics International' and praised its originality.
Dr. Kathleen Lynn and Maternal Medicine (Rathmines, Rathgar and Ranelagh Historical Association, Dublin, 2000).
Internationally Refereed Journal Articles
1/ ‘“How it essentially was”: Truth Claims in History and Accounting’, The Accounting Historians’ Journal: The Journal of the American Academy of Accounting Historians, (USA) 2001, Vol 29, No 1, pp 42-67 [with Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Dublin City University and Ingrid Jeacle, University of Edinburgh].
2/ ‘“Is there any need of you?” Women in Medicine in Ireland and Australia’, Australian Journal of Irish Studies, Vol.4, 2004, pp 162-171.
3/ ‘“Clowns of no account”? Reflections on the Involvement of Four Irishmen in the commercial life of the Colony of New South Wales, 1788-1818’, Accounting History, Vol 9, No 2, 2004, pp 63-85 [with Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Dublin City University and Russell Craig, Australian National University].
4/ ‘Irish Accounting, Business and Financial History: A Bibliographical Essay’, Accounting, Business and Financial History, Volume 18, Issue 1, No. 7, March, 2008, pp 7-19.
5/ ‘A Quiet Revolution: Irish Women and Second-Level Education, 1878-1930’, New Hibernia Review, Summer, 2009, pp 36-51.
6/ “‘Irish property should pay for Irish poverty’: Accounting for the poor in pre-famine Ireland” in Accounting History Review, Volume 22, Issue 3, November 2012, pp 227-248 [with Tom Tyson, John Fisher College and Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, University College, Dublin].
Refereed Journal Articles
1/ ‘Emerging from the educational cloisters; educational influences on the development of professional women’, PaGes, Volume 3, 1996, pp 113-123.
2/ ‘Edward Hay: historian of 1798’ in Eighteenth-Century Ireland, Iris an dá chultúr, 1998, Vol 13, pp 121-134.
4/ ‘Medical Archives for the Socio-Economic Historian’, Irish Economic and Social History, 2000, Vol 27, pp 66-72 [with Brian Donnelly, National Archives of Ireland].
5/ ‘Books and Baths and Run all the way; the Cultural and Educational Formation of Female Primary Teachers in the early twentieth-century’, Irish Educational Studies Journal, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2004, pp 55-65.
6/ ‘Female Teachers and Professional Trade Unions in the early twentieth century’, Saothar, Journal of the Irish Labour History Society, Vol.29, 2004, pp 33-41.
7/ ‘“Getting and Spending” – Accounting and Corporate Governance Archives in the National Archives of Ireland and the Public Record Office and Northern Ireland’, The Irish Accounting Review, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2004, pp 19-32 [with Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Dublin City University].
8/ ‘Corporate Governance Archives in the National Archives of Ireland and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland’, Irish Economic and Social History, Vol. 31, 2004, pp 61-68 [with Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Dublin City University].
9/ ‘Irish Women in Dentistry’, Journal of the Irish Dental Association, Vol. 51, No. 4, Winter, 2005, pp 185-6.
10/ ‘“Sophisters, Economists and Calculators”: Pre-Professional Accounting Education in Eighteenth-Century Ireland’, Irish Accounting Review, Volume 13, Number 2, Winter 2006, pp 63-73 [with Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Victoria University, Wellington].
11/ ‘“A Distinct Degree in Commerce”: Charles Hubert Oldham and the Establishment of University-Led Commerce Education in Ireland’ in Irish Accounting Review, Volume 17, Number 1, Summer, 2010, pp 1-19 [with Peter Clarke and Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, University College, Dublin].
12/ ‘Irish Nurses, Emerging States and Trade Unions, 1918-39’ in Saothar, Journal of the Irish Labour History Society, Vol. 27, 2012, pp 57-70.
1/ ‘Educational Influences on the Growth of Professional Women’, History Review, Volume X, 1996, pp 28-36.
2/ ‘Old Maids and Cats: the first female members of the Irish Institute of Chartered Accountants’, Accountancy Ireland, October, 1999, pp 22-23 [with Ciaran Ó hÓgartaigh, Dublin City University].
3/ ‘Archival Sources for the History of Professional Women’, Irish Archives, Vol 6, 1999, pp 23-25.
4/ ‘Edward Hay, Wexford Historian of 1798’, Journal of the Wexford Historical Society, No 17, 1998-1999, pp 159-175.
5/ ‘“Am I a Lady or an Engineer?” Early Irish Female Engineers’, Irish Engineers’ Journal, December 2002, 48-49.
6/ ‘Shedding their “Reserve”: Camogie and the Origins of Women’s Sport in Ireland’, High Ball, July 2003, pp 29-31.
7/ ‘St. Ultan and Ardbraccan’, Ríocht na Midhe. Records of the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society, 2003, Vol xiv, pp 230-241.
8/ ‘Councillor Tully’s Views on Women and Paid Work’, Ríocht na Midhe. Records of the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society, 2004, Vol xv, pp 173-179.
9/ ‘Women in Pharmacy in the Early Twentieth Century’, The Irish Pharmacy Journal, Vol 82, No 6, June 2004, pp 273-278.
10/ ‘History, biography and all that jazz.’ An interview with Professor Peter Jupp, Queen’s University, Belfast, History Ireland, November/December, 2005, pp 47-50.
11/ ‘Mother Columba Gibbons of the Loreto Convent in Navan and author of the ballad “Who fears to speak of Easter Week”’, Ríocht na Midhe, Records of the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society, Vol xvi, 2005, pp 189-193.
12/ ‘St. Ultan’s, A Women’s Hospital for Infants’, History Ireland, Summer, 2005, pp 36-9.
13/ ‘A medical appointment in County Meath’, Ríocht na Midhe, Records of the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society, Vol. xvii, 2006, pp 266-270.
14/ ‘Female Veterinary Surgeons in Ireland, 1900-30’, Irish Veterinary Journal, 2006, pp 388-9.
15/ ‘Internal Tamponage, Hockey Parturition and Mixed Athletics in Ireland in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s’, History Ireland, November/December, 2007, pp 32-35.
16/ ‘Lord Fingall of Killeen Castle and Edward Hay of Wexford: Catholic Politics in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century’, Ríocht na Midhe, Records of the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society, Vol. xviii, 2007, pp 151-155.
17/ ‘Susan Stephens, A Monaghan’s Woman’s Memoir from the 1910s’, Clogher Record, 2007-08, pp 291-293.
18/ ‘Internal Tamponage, Hockey Parturition and Mixed Athletics in Ireland in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s’, Ríocht na Midhe, Records of the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society, Vol. xix, 2008, pp 214-222.
19/ ‘Antonia MacDonnell, Meath’s First Female Barrister and the Legal Profession in Ireland in the Early Twentieth Century’, Ríocht na Midhe, Records of the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society, Vol. xix, 2009, pp 273-276.
20/ ‘Catholic Politics in early nineteenth-century Ireland’ in Seanchas Ard Mhacha, Journal of the Armagh Diocesan Historical Society, Vol. 23, No1, 2010, pp 185-200.
21/ 'The Diary of Dr. Kathleen Lynn, 1919-1921' in The Irish Sword, The Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland, Vol. XXVII, Winter, 2010, No. 110, pp 443-522.
22/ ‘Business Records in Counties Tipperary, Clare, Limerick, Kerry, Cork and Waterford’ in Tipperary Historical Journal, 2011, pp 133-135 [with Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, University College, Dublin].
23/ ‘Business Records in Ulster’ in Seanchas Ard Mhaca, Journal of the Armagh Diocesan Historical Society, Vol.23, No. 2, 2011 pp 231-248 [with Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, University College, Dublin].
24/ ‘Business Records in Counties Galway, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo’ in Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, Volume 64: 2012, pp 99-105 [with Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, University College, Dublin].
25/ 'Archives Report, Business Records in the National Archives of Ireland (NAI) Meath and Westmeath' in 'Irish Economic and Social History', Volume XXXX, 2013, p. 97.
26/ '"The Servants of the Nation" Quiet Revolutions in Education' in 'Seanchas Ard Mhacha, Journal of the Armagh Diocesan Historical Society', Volume 24, No.2, 2013, pp 201-235.
27/ 'Women, Welfare and Public Health' in 'Ríocht na Midhe, Records of the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society', Volume XXV, 2014, pp 312-325.
1/ ‘Dorothy Stopford-Price and the Elimination of Childhood Tuberculosis’ in Joost Augusteijn (ed.), Ireland in the 1930s. New Perspectives (Four Courts Press, Dublin and Portland, 1999) pp 67-82.
2/ ‘Making History and Defining the Nation: Nineteenth-Century Interpretations of 1798’ in Philip Bull, Frances Devlin-Glass and Helen Doyle (eds) Ireland and Australia 1798-1998. Studies in Culture, Identity and Migration (Crossing Press, Sydney, 2000) pp 24-33.
3/ ‘Flower Power and “Mental Grooviness”: nurses and midwives in Ireland in the early twentieth century’ in Bernadette Whelan, (ed.) Women and Paid Work in Ireland, 1500-1930 (Four Courts Press, Dublin and Portland, 2000) pp 133-147.
4/ ‘The Babies’ Clubs in Ireland and the Children’s Bureau in the US’ in Chester Burns, Ynez Violé O’Neill, Philippe Albou and José Gabriel Rigau-Pérez (eds.) Proceedings of the 37th International Congress on the History of Medicine (University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, 2001) pp 99-103.
5/ ‘Women in University Education in Ireland: The Historical Background’ in Ann Macdona (ed.) From Newman to New Woman. UCD Women Remember (New Island, Dublin, 2001) pp iii-xi.
6/ ‘Hedge Schools and Pre-Professional Business Education in Eighteenth-Century Ireland’ in Felix Larkin (ed), Librarians, Poets and Scholars: a Festschrift for Dónall Ó Luanaigh (Four Courts Press, Dublin and Portland, 2007) pp 185-194 [with Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Victoria University, Wellington].
7/ ‘Nurses and Teachers in the West of Ireland in the Late-Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Centuries’ in Ciara Breathnach (ed.) Framing the West. Images of Rural Ireland, 1891-1920 (Irish Academic Press, Dublin and Portland, 2007) pp 197-214.
8/ ‘Amiens, Brisbane and Crimea: Paul Cullen and the Mercy Mission which led to the establishment of the Mater Hospital in Dublin’ in Daire Keogh and Albert McDonnell (eds), Cardinal Paul Cullen and His World (Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2011) pp 179-189.
Works of Reference
1/ ‘Hospitals’, ‘Intermediate Education (Ireland) Act, 1878’ and ‘Women in Medicine, 1877-2000’ in Brian Lalor (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Ireland (Gill and Macmillan, Dublin, 2003), pp 503, 524 and 1148.
2/ ‘Edward Hay’ revised entry in H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison (eds) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Vol. 25 (Oxford University Press, 2004) pp 991-2.
3/ ‘Irische Krankenschwestern in England nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg’ in Klaus J. Blade, Pieter C. Emmer, Leo Lucassen and Jochen Oltmer (eds) Enzyklopädie Migration in Europa vom 17. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart (Wilhelm Fink Verlag/Ferdinand, Schöningh Verlag, Paderborn/München, 2007), pp 655-657.
4/ ‘Edward Hay (c.1761-1826)’, ‘Kathleen Lynn (1874-1955)’ and ‘Dorothy Stopford-Price (1890-1954)’, Dictionary of Irish Biography (Cambridge University Press, 2009) Vol. 3, pp 528-9, Vol. 5, pp 659-60 and Vol. 8, pp 299-300.
5/ 'Irish Nurses in England since World War II’, in Klaus J. Bade, Pieter C. Emmer, Leo Lucassen and Jochen Oltmer (eds), The Encyclopedia of European Migration and Minorities: Since the 17th Century to the Present (Cambridge University Press, New York, 2011) pp 494-496.
Acted as advisor to the editors of the Dictionary of Irish Biography. This won the 2009 American Publishers’ Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) for the best multi-volume reference work in the humanities and social sciences.
1/ ‘Select Bibliography of Writings on Irish Economic and Social History published in 1988’ pp 102-115 [with Triona Kennedy, National University of Ireland, Galway].
2/ ‘Select Bibliography of Writings on Irish Economic and Social History published in 1997’ pp 110-151 [with Bernadette Cunningham, Royal Irish Academy and Raymond Gillespie, National University of Ireland, Maynooth].
Irish Historical Studies, Studia Hibernia, Irish Review, Studies, Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, Irish Economic and Social History, Athletics Weekly and Irish Literary Supplement.
Bentham Science Publishers.
Historical Research, published by the Institute for Historical Research.