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Dr. Michael M. O'Connor

Lawyer-Independent Researcher-Author

 

Dr. Michael M. O'Connor

Dr. Michael M. O'Connor is a lawyer, independent researcher, and author. He holds First Class Honours Degrees in Law from Trinity College Dublin and Cambridge University, He also has a Doctorate in Philosophy (Law) from Trinity College Dublin. He has practised as a lawyer for almost thirty years in Ireland and internationally, including several years in the Middle East. His research interests include social history, crime & punishment, women & the law, 18th & 19th-century public institutions, and slavery.

Notebook and Pen
 

Anatomy of A County Gaol

1 September 2020

Anatomy of A County Gaol is the First Part of Dr. Michael M. O'Connor's study of the History of Imprisonment, Capital Punishment & Transportation in County Mayo in the West of Ireland in the period 1585-1919. 

Anatomy of a County Gaol
 

Caribbean Slave Owners & Other Lesser-Known Histories from County Mayo

2 October 2021

A collection of 20 Histories exploring themes of Colonialism, Slavery, Religious Persecution, Famine & Pandemic

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Criminal Conversation with My Wife

Spring 2022

Criminal Conversation with My Wife is a collection of essays set in pre-independence County Mayo in the West of Ireland. Themes explored include the legal status and rights of women; the emergence of a free press; community acceptance of policing; abuses in public institutions; famine; religious conflict; and connections with the outside world including trade, emigration, military conflict, and the slave plantations of the Caribbean. 

 
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Famine & Rebellion

Winter 2022

Famine & Rebellion is the second and final part of Dr. Michael M. O'Connor's study of the History of Imprisonment, Capital Punishment & Transportation in County Mayo in the period 1585-1919. 

 
Leather Bound Books

Emily Dickinson

'A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.
I say it just
Begins to live
That day'

 

Contact

Get in touch to discover more about his writing and research and upcoming publications.

The Morrigan, Carrowkeel, Murrisk, Westport, County Mayo, Ireland

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