Be part of IDA history

The Irish Dental Association will celebrate its centenary in 2023. As part of its programme of celebration, the IDA is delighted to announce that it has commissioned Dr Eoin Kinsella to research and write a comprehensive history of the Association for publication in early 2023. The history will span the entire century of the IDA’s existence. Eoin will have access to research collections in a wide variety of archival repositories, as well as the IDA’s own records. He is also anxious to hear from members of the Association, past and present, who have material in their possession that might shed some light on its past. Can you help? Do you have old photos of IDA events, or documents relating to the Association’s activities, its policies or its social events, that you would be willing to share with Eoin? If so, he would be delighted to hear from you.

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Eoin is the founder and director of historyworks, providing historical consultancy and research services in the fields of heritage and public history. He holds a PhD in Irish history from UCD and is the author of: The Irish Defence Forces, 1922–2022: Servant of the Nation (forthcoming, Four Courts Press, 2022); Dublin City University, 1980–2020: Designed to be Different (Four Courts Press, 2020); Catholic Survival in Protestant Ireland, 1660–1711 (Boydell, 2018); and, Leopardstown Park Hospital 1917–2017: A Home for Wounded Soldiers (2017).