Ciara Breathnach is Associate Professor in History at the University of Limerick. She is currently an Irish Research Council Laureate and a Fulbright Scholar Awardee (2022).
She has published widely on Irish socio-economic, gender, cultural and health history. Her current monograph is Ordinary lives, death and social class: Dublin City Coroner’s Court, 1876-1902 (Oxford University Press, 2022).
She is author of The Congested Districts Board of Ireland, 1891-1923, poverty and development in the West of Ireland (Dublin, 2005) and editor/co-editor of eight conference proceedings. Apart from chapters in edited volumes, she has published articles in The History Teacher, Health and History, Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, Nursing History Review, Social History of Medicine, Gender & History, Urban History, Medical Humanities, Cultural and Social History, Medical History, Social History, Irish Historical Studies, Immigrants and Minorities, History of Family: an International Quarterly, the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Historical Research: the Bulletin of the Institute for Historical Research and New Hibernia Review.
She sits on the National Archives Advisory Council and the Irish Manuscripts Commission, she is a former member of the Board of the National Library of Ireland (2015-2020) and the Heritage Council (2012-2016).