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Eamonn Duggan is a retired History teacher and lecturer and was Head of History at Avondale Community College in Rathdrum for twenty years. He holds a BA (Hons) Degree in History and English and Masters (Hons) Degree in Modern Irish History both from Dublin City University. His Master’s thesis, The Education Policies of the Cumann na nGaedheal Government 1923 to 1932 was supervised by the eminent historian, Professor Diarmaid Ferreter.


He has been Historian in Residence for the Ireland’s Own magazine since 2012, and has contributed circa 500 historical articles in that time. He is also the lead contributor to the magazine’s highly successful Centenary Annual since its first publication in 2016, and is also the main contributor to the magazine’s Michael Collins Special Edition in August 2022.


His book, We Go Into Action Today at Noon was published by The O’Brien Press in October 2021 and is based on his extensive research of the Bureau of Military History’s Witness Statement Archive. He has contributed to Historical Societies and University journals over the years and has contributed to the Duhallow Historical Journal, Duchas Volume 1 in 2022 and, Volume 2 in 2023 edited by Dr Aogan O’ hlarlaithe. Eamonn Duggan delivered the Annual Ivy Day Oration in commemoration of Charles Stewart Parnell in Avondale Park, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow in 2014.