September 10, 2000

The Local History Project: Co-operating North and South

This study by Dr Jacinta Prunty, Dr Raymond Gillespie and Ms Maeve Mulryan-Moloney of the Department of Modern History, NUI Maynooth aims to provide a solid basis for future practical collaboration in local history on an all-Ireland basis. The aims may be summarised as:

  • Identification on an all-island basis of as many local history societies as possible, including those affiliated to the Federation of Local History Societies (FLHS), those affiliated to the Federation of Ulster Local Studies (FULS) and those with no formal affiliation to any federation.
  • Assessment of existing linkages between local history societies both north and south of the border.
  • Assessment of provision of training/education in local history methodology, and assessment of the third level institutions might play on supporting quality scholarship at third level.

See final report [492 kb].