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Chris lawlor

award-winning historian and author of short stories

Dr. Chris Lawlor is an award-winning historian and author of short stories. Chris holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Maynooth University and a Ph.D. from St. Patrick’s College, D.C.U. He won the Dunlavin Festival of Arts Short Story Award in 2001, the Lord Walter Fitzgerald Prize for Original Historical Research in 2003 and the Irish Chiefs’ Prize for History in 2013. He was also a prize winner in the 2018 Ireland’s Own Short Story Competition. Chris is vice-chairman of the West Wicklow Historical Society and co-editor of the society’s biennial Journal.

  • Dunlavin Diversions
  • A Revolutionary Village: Dunlavin Co. Wicklow c 1900 – 1925
  • An Irish village: Dunlavin, County Wicklow (Naas, 2011).
  • The Massacre on Dunlavin green: a story of the 1798 rebellion (Naas, 1998). Canon Frederick Donovan’s Dunlavin 1884-1896: A West Wicklow village in the late nineteenth century (Dublin, 2000).
  • From the Norman moat to the Spanish field: a history of Naas Christian Brothers’ School (Naas, 2002).
  • In search of Michael Dwyer (Naas, 2003).[Co-edited] General O’Brien: West Wicklow to South America (Naas, 2006)
  • The longest rebellion (Dublin, 2007).
  • The little book of Wicklow (Dublin, 2014).
  • The little book of Kildare (Dublin, 2015).
  • With much quiet fervour: a brief history of Dunlavin Roman Catholic parish and St Nicholas of Myra church (Naas, 2018).