Dr David Murphy

Historian / Defence Analyst

Maynooth University M.A. Military History and Strategic Studies, Class field Trip, Breda, Netherlands, March 2016


eptember 2008 – present    
Lecturer in Military History & Strategic Studies, Department of History, NUI Maynooth

  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching
  • Defence Studies programmes at the Irish Military College (DFTC) and the academic co-ordinator for the Cade Course.
    • Cadet Course (Dip LMDS)
    • Junior Command and Staff Course (HDip DCS)
    • Senior Command and Staff Course (MA LMDS) 

October 2006 - September 2008
Lecturer in Modern Irish History, Trinity College, Dublin

January 2005 – 2007
Lecturer, History, University College, Dublin

June 2004 - June 2007

Research Fellow, Military Heritage of Ireland Trust

Oct. 2003 – Sept. 2004
Administrator, Irish Manuscripts Commission (seconded to the Commission by the Royal Irish Academy).

Aug. 1997 – December 2005
Editorial Assistant, Dictionary of Irish Biography (a project of the Royal Irish Academy).

Oct. 2001 – May 2002    
Tutor, University of Dublin, Trinity College

Sept. 2000 – April 2001    
Senior Tutor, University College Dublin

External Links / Activities

External Examiner, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

October 2016: External Examiner, Department of War Studies, King's College, London

July 2016: GlobSec Security Reform Initiative, Warsaw, Poland

Summer 2016: National Library of Ireland, online and onsite exhibition on World War One. Scroll down to 1916 on this page here.

October 2014: Advocate, Paris Commemoration to Irish men and women who fought with the French Resistance during World War 2. Plaque was unveiled at the Irish College in Paris. See here for Lara Marlow's article for more details

YouTube Talks

History Happy Hour Episode 105: The Battle of Khalkhin Gol

History Happy Hour Episode 96: War in Ukraine: History Repeats?

History Happy Hour Episode 66: The Winter War

History Happy Hour Episode 18: The Last 100 Days of WWI

Public Talks

History Ireland ‘Hedge School’: ‘The Somme: Southern nationalist involvement’, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2, 19 July 2016

"War, risings and rebellions beyond Ireland - the strategic context of 1916", Glasnevin Trust Winter Lecture Series, 1916, 22 Feb, 2016

Irish Historical Society panel discussion on Gallipoli campaign, Boston College (Dublin), 43 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, 21 April 2015