Andy Bielenberg

Senior Lecturer
History
School of History
UCC

T: +353 21 490 2590
E: a.bielenberg@ucc.ie
Senior Lecturer
History
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
F: +353 21 490 2590
E: a.bielenberg@ucc.ie
W: http://www.ucc.ie/

Born in Dublin. Studied history in UCC and TCD, Phd LSE. Wide ranging interests in Irish economic and social history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Major published work includes the monograph Ireland and the Industrial Revolution and the text book An economic history of Ireland since 1920, both published by Routledge. Has published articles in a number of international journals, Past and Present, Economic History Review, Eire Ireland, Textile History, Explorations in Economic History and Irish Economic and Social History. Specialist interest in the War and revolution in Co. Cork 1914-1923, and in this sphere has been engaged in the debate on the Bandon valley massacre (see recent contribution in journal Eire Ireland). Has also made a major contribution to the debate on conflict migration and the Protestant exodus from the south of Ireland 1919-1923, (See recent article in Past and Present). Currently working on contributions to the forthcoming Cambridge history of Ireland and the Cambridge social history of Ireland. External examiner for Msc programme in the Department of Economic History at the London School of Economics.

Research Interests

Irish industrial history 1801-1921. The Irish Diaspora. The Irish and the British Empire. Irish economic history since Independence. A

ctively researching and publishing in the field of Irish economic and social history since 1986. S

pecialist field is the history of Irish industry during the Union; most important publications to date have been on this subject, most notably recently published 2009 monograph Ireland and the Industrial revolution

I have also edited three books, which have brought together contributions and original research by leading scholars in several areas. One of these books, The Irish Diaspora (which includes a chapter on my own research on Irish emigration to the British Empire) became a major teaching and research text in both history programmes and in the interdisciplinary field of migration studies. The book has been reviewed by eminent historians in leading international journals (for example, reviews have appeared in the American Historical Review (by David Fitzpatrick), the English Historical Review (by

Ewen A. Cameron),

the Institute of Historical Research

(by Donald MacRaild) the Irish Journal of Sociology (by John Jackson), the Economic History Review (by Roger Swift).

This book has also been cited widely cited in the discipline; (see for example Kevin Kenny Ireland and the British Empire (Oxford, 2004).

I have also just completed an academic journal article on Protestant emigration from the south of Ireland during the War of Independence and the Civil War, in response to the on going heated debate on this topic in the media. C

urrently researching and writing a jointly authored textbook with Dr. Raymond Ryan, which examines the role of the state in Irish economic history from independence down to the current economic downturn. The research for this survey, which will be published by Routledge, Has been funded by PRTLI.

Books

YearPublication
(1993)Locke's Distillery: A History [B3459].
Bielenberg, A.; (1993) Locke's Distillery: A History [B3459]. : Lilliput Press. [Details]
(1991)Cork's Industrial Revolution 1780-1880Development or Decline?.
Bielenberg A.; (1991) Cork's Industrial Revolution 1780-1880Development or Decline?. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2009)Ireland and the Industrial Revolution; the impact of the industrial revolution on irish industry, 1801-1922.
Bielenberg A.; (2009) Ireland and the Industrial Revolution; the impact of the industrial revolution on irish industry, 1801-1922. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2013)An Economic History of Ireland since Independence.
Bielenberg Andy, Ryan, Raymond. (2013) An Economic History of Ireland since Independence. Oxford: Routledge. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(1995)'Enterprise and Investment in Ireland 1850-1900'
Bielenberg A.; (1995) 'Enterprise and Investment in Ireland 1850-1900' In: Enterprise and the Irish Economy. Dublin: unknown. [Details]
(1998)'The Irish Brewing industry and the Rise of Guinness'
Bielenberg A.; (1998) 'The Irish Brewing industry and the Rise of Guinness' In: The Dynamics of the International Brewing Industry since 1800. London: unknown. [Details]
(2002)'Sean Keating, the Shannon Scheme and the art of state building''
Bielenberg A.; (2002) 'Sean Keating, the Shannon Scheme and the art of state building'' In: The Shannon Scheme and the the Electrification of the Irish Free State. [Details]
(2010)'The industrial elite in Ireland from the Industrial Revolution to the First World War'
Bielenberg A.; (2010) 'The industrial elite in Ireland from the Industrial Revolution to the First World War' In: Politics, society and the middle class in modern Ireland. London: Palgrave MacMillan. [Details]
(2003)'A survey of Irish flour milling 1801-1922'
Bielenberg A.; (2003) 'A survey of Irish flour milling 1801-1922' In: Irish Flour Milling: A History 600-2000. [Details]
(1994)'A Data set on Investment and Enterprise in Ireland 1850-1900'
Bielenberg A. Burke A.E.; (1994) 'A Data set on Investment and Enterprise in Ireland 1850-1900' In: Enterprise and the Irish Economy. Dublin: Oaktree. [Details]
(1998)'Contributed a number of entries on Irish industrial history'
Bielenberg, A.; (1998) 'Contributed a number of entries on Irish industrial history' In: Oxford Companion to Irish History. Oxford: unknown. [Details]
(2003)'The Irish Distilling Industry under the Union'
Bielenberg A.; (2003) 'The Irish Distilling Industry under the Union' In: Refiguring Ireland; Essays in honour of LM Cullen. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2003)
Andy Bielenberg (Ed.). (2003) Irish Flour Milling: A History 600-2000. Dublin: Lilliput. [Details]
(2000)
Andy Bielenberg (Ed.). (2000) The Irish Diaspora. London: Longman. [Details]
(2002)
Andy Bielenberg (Ed.). (2002) The Shannon Scheme and the Electrifcation of the Irish Free State. Dublin: Lilliput. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(1998)'The production and consumption of tobacco in Ireland 1800-1914'
Bielenberg. A. Johnson D.; (1998) 'The production and consumption of tobacco in Ireland 1800-1914'. Irish Economic and Social History, 27 (*):1-21 [Details]
(2014)'Something of the nature of a Massacre: The Bandon Valley killings Revisited'
Andy Bielenberg, John Borgonovo, James Donnelly (2014) 'Something of the nature of a Massacre: The Bandon Valley killings Revisited'. Eire-Ireland, 49 (3&4):7-59 [Details]
(1997)'Keating, Siemens and the Shannon Scheme [B3465]'
Bielenberg, Andrew; (1997) 'Keating, Siemens and the Shannon Scheme [B3465]'. History Ireland, .Autumn :6-* [Details]
(1995)'Mechanised Linen Manufacture in Limerick in 1859/Some Clues to the External Economies of the Belfast Linen Industry [B3464]'
Bielenberg, Andrew; (1995) 'Mechanised Linen Manufacture in Limerick in 1859/Some Clues to the External Economies of the Belfast Linen Industry [B3464]'. Irish Economic and Social History, 0.22 :13-* [Details]
(1994)'The Watt Family and the Distilling Industry in Derry [B3463]'
Bielenberg, Andrew; (1994) 'The Watt Family and the Distilling Industry in Derry [B3463]'. Ulster Folklife, :11 pages-* [Details]
(1992)'The Rise and Decline of a Textile Town: Bandon 1740-1840 [B3462]'
Bielenberg, Andrew; (1992) 'The Rise and Decline of a Textile Town: Bandon 1740-1840 [B3462]'. Journal of The Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, :9-* [Details]
(2003)'Late Victorian Elite Formation and Philanthropy: the Making of Edward Guinness'
Bielenberg A.; (2003) 'Late Victorian Elite Formation and Philanthropy: the Making of Edward Guinness'. Studia Hibernica, 32 (*):133-154 [Details]
(2000)'Entreprenuership, power and Public Opinion in Ireland; The Career of William Martin Murphy'
Bielenberg A.; (2000) 'Entreprenuership, power and Public Opinion in Ireland; The Career of William Martin Murphy'. Irish Economic and Social History, 27 (*):25-43 [Details]
(2000)'British competition and the Vicissitudes of the Irish Woollen industry 1785-1923'
Bielenberg A.; (2000) 'British competition and the Vicissitudes of the Irish Woollen industry 1785-1923'. Textile History, 31 (*):202-221 [Details]
(2007)'The Irish cotton industry between the industrial revolution and partition'
Bielenberg A. Solar P.; (2007) 'The Irish cotton industry between the industrial revolution and partition'. Irish Economic and Social History, xxxiv (*):* 1-* 28 [Details]
(2006)'Industrial Growth Between the Union and the Famine: some evidence'
Bielenberg A. Geary F.; (2006) 'Industrial Growth Between the Union and the Famine: some evidence'. Explorations In Economic History, 43 (*):119-152 [Details]
(2006)'Malcomson's of Portlaw; some new evidence on the Irish cotton industry'
Bielenberg A. Hearne J.; (2006) 'Malcomson's of Portlaw; some new evidence on the Irish cotton industry'. Proceedings of Royal Irish Academy, 106c (*):*-* [Details]
(2008)'What happened to Irish industry after the British industrial revolution? Some evidence from the first UK Census of Production in 1907'
Bielenberg, A; (2008) 'What happened to Irish industry after the British industrial revolution? Some evidence from the first UK Census of Production in 1907'. Economic History Review, 61 (4):820-841 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Estimating Irish GDP from the mid-nineteenth century to the First World War; a review article'
J. Begley, A. Bielenberg, L.M. Cullen ; (2010) 'Estimating Irish GDP from the mid-nineteenth century to the First World War; a review article'. Journal of Irish Economic and Social History, xxxvii [Details]
(2013)'Exodus: The Emigration of Southern Irish Protestants During the Irish War of Independence and the Civil War'
Bielenberg, A (2013) 'Exodus: The Emigration of Southern Irish Protestants During the Irish War of Independence and the Civil War'. Past & Present, :199-233 [DOI] [Details]
(1998)'An Expenditure Estiamte of Irish National Income in 1907'
Bielenberg A. O'Mahony P.; (1998) 'An Expenditure Estiamte of Irish National Income in 1907'. Economic and Social Review, 29 (*):107-132 [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(2014)William Dargan; Irish Times book review.
Bielenberg, A. (2014) William Dargan; Irish Times book review. Dublin: Book Reviews [Details]
(2014)Emergency Economics; Ireland during WW 2; Irish Times book review.
Bielenberg, A. (2014) Emergency Economics; Ireland during WW 2; Irish Times book review. Dublin: Book Reviews [Details]
(2011)Book review of Irish agriculture; A price history by Liam Kennedy and Peter Solar.
Bielenberg, A (2011) Book review of Irish agriculture; A price history by Liam Kennedy and Peter Solar. USA: Book Reviews [Details]

Radio Presentation

YearPublication
(2013)Radio programme on William Martin Murphy and the 1913 lockout.
Bielenberg, A. (2013) Radio programme on William Martin Murphy and the 1913 lockout. Dublin: Radio Presentation [Details]
(2003)Radio programme on Sean Keating.
Bielenberg, A.; (2003) Radio programme on Sean Keating. Dublin: Radio Presentation [Details]

Video recording / TV

YearPublication
(2008)TV programme on famine and genealogy.
Bielenberg, A.; (2008) TV programme on famine and genealogy. Cork: Video recording / TV [Details]
(2007)TV programme on William Martin Murphy.
Bielenberg, A.; (2007) TV programme on William Martin Murphy. Cork: Video recording / TV [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
1992Junior Fellow, Institute Of Irish Studies, QUB Institute of Irish Studies

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Quantitative History Group Member/
Irish Economic and Social History Society member/

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2008)Irish Quantitative History Annual Seminar,
Bielenberg, A.; (2008) Cycles in the Irish building industry 1801-1921. [Oral Presentation], Irish Quantitative History Annual Seminar, University College Dublin , 01-JUN-08 - 01-JUN-08. [Details]
(2006)27th International Summer School, UCC,
Bielenberg, A.; (2006) A Survey of the Irish Diaspora. [Oral Presentation], 27th International Summer School, UCC, University College Cork , 01-JUL-06 - 01-JUL-06. [Details]
(2014)The Cambridge History of Ireland,
Bielenberg, A (2014) Irish economic history 1815-1885; an overview. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Cambridge History of Ireland, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin . [Details]
(2013)Irish Whiskey Conference,
Bielenberg, A. (2013) The Irish distilling industry in the nineteenth century. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Whiskey Conference, Youghal Co Cork . [Details]
(2011)Seminar to honour retirement of Prof. Joe Ruane,
Bielenberg, A. (2011) Exodus, Portestant migration from the south of Ireland 1911-26. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Seminar to honour retirement of Prof. Joe Ruane, UCC . [Details]
(2013)Belfast Feili,
Bielenberg, A. (2013) Protestant migration during the Irish revolution. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Belfast Feili, Belfast . [Details]
(2014)The Cork IRA,
Bielenberg, A. (2014) The Cork IRA and the Irish revolution. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], The Cork IRA, University of Notre Dame, USA . [Details]
(2008)Protestants and the Irish revolution,
Bielenberg, A. (2008) Protestant emigration from the south of Ireland 1919-23. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Protestants and the Irish revolution, Radisson Hotel Cork . [Details]
(2013)The 1913 Lockout,
Bielenberg, A. (2013) William Martin Murphy and the 1913 Lockout. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The 1913 Lockout, Liberty Hall, Dublin . [Details]
(2013)The Irish revolution in Cork,
Bielenberg, A. (2013) The Cork IRA and the Irish War of Independence. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Irish revolution in Cork, City Hall, Cork . [Details]
(2012)The Dunmanway massacre,
Bielenberg, A. (2012) The Dunmnaway Massacre in Historical Context. [Plenary Lecture], The Dunmanway massacre, Imperial Hotel, Cork city . [Details]
(2014)The Cambridge Social History of Ireland,
Bielenberg, A. (2014) Consumption and living standards in Ireland 1750-1914. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Cambridge Social History of Ireland, UCD, Newman Building . [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
School of History Research Committee Committee2014 /
Irish Quantitative History Group Convenor2006 / 2006
School of History Library Committee Member/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Statutory Lecturer01-JAN-00 /
University College Cork College Lecturer01-JAN-98 / 31-DEC-00
University College Cork Temporary Lecturer01-JAN-93 / 31-DEC-98

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1993LSE (London) PhDunknown
1988Trinity College Dublin MASTER OF ARTSM. Litt
1986University College Cork BAunknown

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Deparment of Education

Acted as chief examiner and consultant for the leaving certificate paper in economic history, setting the exam questions,moderating and supervising the correction process of all papers.

Cooley Distilleries

My first job as a historian was to write the history of Lockes distillery in Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath. Over two years i did detailed research on the surviving records of this distillery held in the Naitonal Library and at Kilbeggan. I also carried out many oral history interviews in the locality, inlcuding some ex-employees of the distillery and some members of the Locke family. The work was published and a measure of its success is that a new edition was recently published.   

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Journal Of Irish Economic And Social History Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

External Examiner for Msc programme in the Department of Economic History at the London School of Economics. 

Teaching Interests

TEACHING DUTIES

Current teaching schedule includes two options - Irish Social and Economic History during the Union; and State, Economy and Society in Independent Ireland; a two-hour seminar on War and revolution in Cork 1919-23, in addition to a 2nd year case study on Peter Hart's the IRA and its enemies. I also contribute to the third year core course. I have contributed extensively down the years to the MA in Local History and the Evening Arts degree.

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Hurley Timothy John Doctoral Degree
Sheehy Kenneth Doctoral Degree
Hanley Kara Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Irish Economic & Social Hist during the Union HI3026Irish Economic & Social Hist during the Union
2015State & Economy in Independent Ire 1922-2000 HI3028State & Economy in Independent Ire 1922-2000