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Regina Fitzpatrick

Regina Fitzpatrick
Regina Fitzpatrick


BA History and Irish, University College Dublin

M.Litt in History, University College Dublin

MA Cultural Policy and Arts Management, University College Dublin

PhD Candidate, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK


Having completed her M.Litt in history, Regina worked for one year in the School of Celtic Studies at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies translating and cataloging the correspondence of Osborne Bergin, Professor of Celtic Studies. In 2001, she began teaching introductory courses in the Irish language and on Irish cultural history for the Newman School for Irish Studies, University College Dublin where she was also programme administrator. In 2003, Regina moved to Japan where she spent two years teaching English. Since returning to Ireland she has taught courses in Irish for various Irish language organisations and cultural studies courses at University College Dublin and the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES), Dublin. Regina has also worked in the Education Department of the Chester Beatty Library. In 2008, she completed an MA thesis on the curatorial use of oral history at the National Museum of Ireland and shortly after began working as a researcher on the GAA Oral History Project (



As part of the GAA Oral History Project, Regina is currently researching the GAA in Kilkenny and Cork; Camogie; Irish language and culture and the GAA; theories on the ethical collection and use of oral history.



With Dónal McAnallen and Paul Rouse, ‘The first fifty years of camogie’, David Hassan and Donal McAnallen (eds), 2009.
Review essays and news items for History Ireland, Museum Ireland, Oral History.

Professional activities: Regina teaches a course on Irish cultural history at the Institute for the International Education of Students, Dublin and also teaches Irish language classes for a variety of Irish language organisations. She has presented on oral history and museum studies and is currently involved in the development of an Irish network of oral historians.

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