The Dermot Keogh Prize in Irish History

At a glance

  • Value: €100
  • You must be a current UCC Student to be eligible for this prize
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Professor Dermot Keogh was on the staff in University College Cork for thirty years. He taught in the Department of History between 1980 and 2010. He was Jean Monnet Professor in the Department of History at UCC between 1990 and 1996 and Professor of History from 1997. He served as Head of Department between 2002 and 2009. His works include Ireland and Europe, 1919-1948 (Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, 1988; Hibernian University Press, Cork & Dublin, 1989); Ireland and the Vatican: The Politics and Diplomacy of Church and State, 1922 -1960 (Cork University Press, Cork, 1995); and Jews in Twentieth Century Ireland: Refugees, anti-Semitism and the Holocaust (Cork University Press, Cork, 1998, 2002 and 2006); Jack Lynch: A Biography(Gill and MacMillan, Dublin 2008).

To mark Professor Keogh’s long association with UCC, a prize fund has been instituted for the annual award of ‘The Dermot Keogh Prize in Irish History’.

The following conditions will apply to the award:

  • The prize will be awarded to the student of the School of History UCC who produces the best undergraduate dissertation or long essay on either Irish diplomatic history or the history of Church-State relations in Ireland in Third Arts.


*Note: These awards are funded from endowments made by the respective donors to the University for awards to be made in perpetuity. The funds donated are invested, and the annual income is the amount available for the award. Due to fluctuation in the investment market, the amounts available from year to year may vary, upwards and downwards; for this reason, the value of any award referred to in this section is indicative only, and may be higher or lower when the amount of the award is completed.

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