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Irish Studies Research Group

Irish Research

The Irish Studies Research Group (ISRG) is a multi-disciplinary group of scholars who work both independently and collectively to present research on all aspects of Irish cultural, historical, political and societal life.

Aims and objectives

The ISRG aims to encourage and promotes publication of academic work in the field of Irish Studies and generally on topics of relevance to Ireland particularly in the areas of history, culture, drama, literature, politics and psychology.

Conferences: the ISRG aims to encourage and promote participation by group members in conferences and symposia related to Irish issues.

Funding applications: the ISRG aims to assist in acquiring funding support for research on Irish-related topics.

REF strategy: the ISRG will work within the strategies of the University and its Faculties and contribute to the establishment of a demonstrable research environment.

Research supervision: the ISRG aims to support postgraduate research on Irish-related topics through the existing MA programmes.

New researchers: the ISRG aims to provide a supportive environment with occasional opportunities for new and more experienced researchers to share their work in progress.

Wider links: the ISRG aims to develop and enhance relations with other researchers, particularly in the north-west of England through the newly emerging Irish Studies North-west Network, and other academic associations.

For further details please contact ISRG convener Professor Stephen Kelly (