Vincent Comerford

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Richard Vincent Comerford, known generally as Vincent Comerford, is a professor of Irish history at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth who retired in January 2010. Comerford graduated from the NUI Maynooth, followed by a PhD from Trinity College Dublin in 1977.

He is on the consultative committee of the Irish Historical Society,[1] a board member of the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS).[2] and principal investigator at the Associational Culture in Ireland Database.[3]


  • Charles J. Kickham: A Study in Irish Nationalism and Literature (Dublin: Wolfhound 1979)
  • The Fenians in context: Irish politics and society 1848–82 (Dublin, 1985)
  • The National Question (2000)
  • Ireland Inventing the Nation Bloomsbury Academic (2003) Arnold, London (2003) ISBN 978-0-340-73112-3[4]

Co-authored books[edit]

  • Irishness in a Changing Society Monaco; The Princess Grace Irish Library (1989), chapter 1 - R.V. Comerford, Political Myths In Modern Ireland.
  • Religion, Conflict and Coexistence in Ireland by R.V. Comerford, Mary Cullen, Jacqueline Hill, and Colm Lennon (1990)

Dedicated book[edit]

  • Ireland's Polemical Past; Views of Irish History in honour of RV Comerford ed. T. Dooley; University College Dublin Press (2010)