Spotlight on Research

Enhancing our wellbeing during the lockdown

Taking steps from the anagram THRIVE can help us cope more effectively with difficult situations such as the lockdown, explains Dr Jolanta Burke, Department of Education

Monday, 18 January 2021

'British army recruiting party entices civilians to enlist', by R. and D. Havell after George Walker, published in 1814. Image courtesy of Wikimedia.

What has the British army ever done for us?

Money, education and opportunities explain why 150,000 Irish people served in the British army between 1793 and 1815, writes Jim Deery, PhD scholar, Department of History

Monday, 11 January 2021

Violence, protest and melees: hurling in pre-famine Ireland

A sport once promoted by the gentry, 19th century hurling matches were action-packed on and off the pitch writes Dr Ciarán Reilly, a historian of 19th & 20th century Irish history at Maynooth University

Monday, 04 January 2021

How can we age smarter and healthier?

The use of innovative technology can improve the daily health and wellbeing of older people, writes Niamh Redmond, Dr Michael Cooke and Prof Mac MacLachlan, All Institute

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

A return to urban farming

As long as there have been cities, there has been urban agriculture of some description, writes Stuart Lang, PhD scholar in the Department of Anthropology

Monday, 07 December 2020

5 reasons why greyhounds make great family pets

They're easy to live with, low-maintenance and happy to be left alone to sleep, writes Chrissy Skelton, a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology

Wednesday, 02 December 2020

Long-term damage caused by severe infection could be reduced or partially reversed

New research by Imperial College, Francis Crick Institute, University of Cambridge, and Maynooth University has been published by Nature Cell Biology

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Kilfountain- Spotlight - Nora White

The 360 stones which show off the earliest writing in Ireland

The country's surviving ogham stones give a fascinating insight into the development of the Irish language, writes Dr Nora White, Department of Early Irish

Monday, 23 November 2020

The head-hunter who measured Irishmen's skulls

Victorian anthropologist Alfred Haddon used skull measuring to investigate the racial origins of isolated communities in the west of Ireland, writes Dr Ciarán Walsh, the Department of Anthropology

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Will Joe Biden 'speak softly' or 'carry a big stick' in Latin America?

President elect Joe Biden's foreign policy approach to Latin America is likely to be a mixture of persuasion and force, writes Dr Barry Cannon, Department of Sociology

Wednesday, 11 November 2020