Dr Irial Gly
Click icon above for links to news 
articles that caught my attention


Click above image for podcast series
on HistoryHub for 
course about 
Dublin history that I taught with 
Donal Fallon (click here for RTÉ 

Click image above for audio of 
webinar with the MPI (Washington) 
about emigration from EU

Podcast of lecture I gave at 
the Refugee Studies Centre in 
Oxford University 

Site last updated: October 2017

I am currently a lecturer at the Institute for History in Leiden University.  My research principally involves 1) a comparative analysis of how migration has affected Irish society since 1922, 2) an analysis of Australia and Italy's response to boat people since 1989 - see book below, and 3) migration trends from 'peripheral' European countries since 1945. I am a member of the Transnational Ireland research network and I acted as the Ireland correspondent for the 'Interact' Project on the integration of non-EU immigrants in the EU. I am one of the editors of the new Journal of Migration History (Brill) and I co-founded and coordinate the Leiden Interdisciplinary Migration Seminars (see the LIMS schedule here).

(New book)

Before starting a Marie Curie fellowship at Leiden in 2014, I was a post-doc researcher in the Department of Geography and the ISS21 in University College Cork for the EMIGRE project, which examined contemporary Irish emigration. I also taught a number of courses at University College Dublin. My principal interests are migration, memory and sports history.   
On this site you can find out about my past workmy current and future research projects and some of the courses I have taught in the past.

Click below for details of a book that I co-edited with J. Olaf Kleist.

Click image below for new article in EuropeNow on
the global response to boat refugees since the 1940s.

Click here for short new article in the Conversation 
about how the Balkan refugee crisis in the early 1990s
 informed the EU's reaction to the more recent crisis
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Click icon below for MPI report entitled 
The Re-Emergence of Emigration from Ireland: 
New Trends in an Old Story 
 Click cover below to read the EMIGRE report  
by Glynn, Kelly and Mac Éinrí (2013) 
on current Irish emigration trends.