Gerard Shannon is an historian of modern Irish History from Skerries in North County Dublin.



Above 1: Graveside oration marking the centenary of the death of Harry Boland, 1 August 2022

Above 2: At the Cork Launch of 'Liam Lynch: To Declare A Republic', April 2023

Gerard Shannon is a resident of the town of Skerries in north county Dublin, with a lifelong interest in modern Irish history. His history research interests focus on early 20th century Ireland, more specifically, the personalities involved in the political movements of the revolutionary decade and the later consolidating of power in the nascent Irish Free State.

As a public historian, Gerard has spoken before numerous history societies and groups on his research. His book, 'Liam Lynch: To Declare a Republic', on one of the most important IRA leaders of the Irish revolutionary period, was released to critical acclaim in March 2023 from Merrion Press and charted in the top ten non-fiction best sellers in Ireland. He has also published other articles both in-print and online. In addition, he has been involved in several commemorative groups, such as the Harry Boland Centenary Committee.

He has a Masters in History in the School of Geography and History at Dublin City University (DCU).