The Gerald Keogh Identity Series 

 

The current website hosted The Gerald Keogh Identity Series, a popular collection of features that ran online from 2015 to 2017. It consisted of 26 articles on identity and a three-part essay on Irish national identity. They have been removed from this site and incorporated into a new book whose provisional (pre-publication) title is:

Irish Identity is not what you think it is 

The GKIS was named after Irish Volunteer Gerald Keogh (granduncle of Raymond Keogh) who was gunned down outside Trinity College Dublin on Anzac Day 1916 (see here).

Reconciliation between two families who were on opposite sides in 1916. Patrick McHugh (dark glasses) born in Cairns, North Queensland, Australia and Raymond Keogh from Bray, County Wicklow reconcile on the lawn of Trinity College Dublin on Anzac Day, 2016

 

 

 

 

Reaction to the GKIS

“… a valuable–and provocative–challenge to the dominant narrative

The Little Museum @dublinmuseum

Fascinating Website

Non-Stop Connolly @NonStopConnolly

“… a good read

Staten Ireland Fair @StatenIreland

A great series of articles …”

Dot Irish @dotirishglobal

NOTE Interest in the GKIS is also indicated in the average session duration for visitors to the website which was  6.2 minutes (9.2 minutes in Ireland) during the presentation of the series.