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Darragh Gannon

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Dr. Darragh Gannon is Associate Director of Global Irish Studies at Georgetown University. He previously served as Head of Irish Studies at University College Dublin and Vice President of the Global Irish Diaspora Congress.

He has published widely on British and Irish History. His books include Proclaiming a Republic: Ireland, 1916 and the National Collection (Irish Academic Press, 2016), Ireland 1922: independence, partition, civil war (Royal Irish Academy, 2021), and Conflict, Diaspora, and Empire: Irish nationalism in Britain, 1912-1922 (Cambridge University Press, 2023).

Dr. Gannon is a regular commentator on culture and current affairs for international media outlets including the BBC, RTÉ, the Irish Times, Le Monde, and ABC Australia.

Upcoming Tours

Celtic Voyage: The Hebrides and the Irish Sea

9 days | Starting at: $7,040
May 4, 2025 - May 12, 2025

Aboard the 184-guest Le Dumont-d’Urville or Le Bellot
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