Dr Patrick Walsh

Dr Patrick Walsh is a Teaching Fellow in British history. An historian of eighteenth-century Britain and Ireland, Patrick was a Marie Sklodowska-Curie/Irish Research Council-funded research fellow at UCL from 2011-13. During this time he developed his current major research project, which investigates the processes of state formation in eighteenth-century Ireland within a comparative imperial perspective. He is especially interested in the ways in which the agents of the emerging Irish state negotiated and collaborated with the different interests and groups within Irish society.

Major publications

  • Aaron Graham and Patrick Walsh (eds), The British Fiscal-Military States, 1660-1783 (London: Routledge, 2016), 318pp.
  • The South Sea Bubble and Ireland: Money, Banking and Investment, 1690-1721 (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2014).
  • The Making of the Irish Protestant Ascendancy: The Life of William Conolly, 1689-1729 (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2010).

For a full list of publications, see Patrick's Iris profile.


Patrick is currently collaborating with colleagues in the National University of Ireland, Galway on a database of Ireland's international trade, 1683-1829. He is also co-investigator on the Irish Residential Army Barracks project.

Media appearances/public engagement

HistoryHub policy paper, Writing the History of the Financial Crisis: Lessons from the South Sea Bubble, 2012.