Jackie Ui Chionna
Name: Dr. Jackie Uí Chionna, B.A., M.A., H.Dip. Ed., Ph.D.
Position: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Primary Research Area: Modern Irish History.
A graduate of U.C.D., Trinity College Dublin, and U.C.C., Dr. Uí Chionna completed her Ph.D. at N.U.I. Galway in 2010. She currently holds the Thomas McDonogh Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship. The Fellowship is of two years duration (2012-2014) and Dr. Uí Chionna will be researching, and producing a biography of, Martin “Máirtín Mór” McDonogh, (1860-1934), scion of the Galway firm of Thomas McDonogh & Co., and a prominent businessman, manufacturer and Cumann na nGaedheal T.D. for Co. Galway. The book is due for completion in November 2014.
Dr. Uí Chionna’s Ph.D was entitled “The History of the Galway Fishery under the ownership of the Ashworth Family, 1852-1922”. She was the recipient of the Legal History Society Bursary in 2004/05. In 2006 she was appointed as a Senior Researcher by N.U.I. Galway to undertake a two year oral history research project on the history of the university from 1930-1980, entitled “The University in Living Memory”, which now forms part of the university’s archive. Her other research areas include the history of Irish family businesses, the history of education and oral history.