Tom Kettle 100


Commemorating the life of Thomas Michael Kettle, UCD Professor of National Economics, on the centenary of his death at Ginchy in the Somme on 9th September 2016.

DATE: 9 September 2016

VENUE: University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4

Friday 9th September 2016 marks the centenary of the death at Ginchy in the Somme of Thomas Michael Kettle, Professor of National Economics at UCD and sometime MP for Tyrone East. However, Kettle was more than the sum of his parts and he constitutes one of the leading UCD academics to have been involved in national life both through politics and literary achievement. This event will explore the contribution of Tom Kettle to Irish history and also examine his work as a scholar, writer, and poet.

Poetry Ireland will organise a special event of its ‘Poetry Aloud’ series to coincide with this event.



This project has been funded by

University College Dublin Decade of Centenaries Award

Dr Conor Mulvagh

Lecturer in Irish History, UCD School of History & Archives, UCD Centre for War Studies


Dr Conor Mulvagh is Lecturer in Irish History at UCD with special responsibility for the decade of centenaries. He is currently researching the history of UCD during the Irish Revolution. He lectures on memory and commemoration as well as on nineteenth and twentieth century Irish and British history. He has previously lectured on the Irish revolution, the Northern Irish Troubles, and Irish Studies at UCD as well as having worked on the Royal Irish Academy’s Documents on Irish Foreign Policy project (2013). His recent publications include, Irish Days, Indian Memories: V. V. Giri and Indian Law Students at University College Dublin, 1913-1916 (Irish Academic Press, 2016) and The Irish Parliamentary Party at Westminster, 1900-18 (Manchester University Press, 2016).