Donal Fallon writes primarily on the social history of Dublin. He is also interested in the history of radical political movements in the city and in monuments and commemoration in the city through the ages. He teaches with the Adult Education Department of University College Dublin and is a regular contributor to Newstalk and RTE Radio. He is a tour guide of the city with Historical Insights and the Little Museum of Dublin, and he is currently working with Dublin City Council on the ‘My Area in 1916’ project, aiming to engage secondary school students in the centenary of the 1916 Rising.
Donal is the author of The Pillar: The Life and Afterlife of the Nelson Pillar, a well-received history of Dublin’s most controversial monument, as well as a recent biography of executed 1916 leader John MacBride. He contributed a chapter on the Animal Gangs of 1930s Dublin to the Irish Academic Press volume Locked Out: A Century of Irish Working Class Life. He has been published in The Irish Times, the Irish Independent‘ 1916 supplement series, the Sunday Independent, Red Pepper and The Dubliner. He has contributed to Saothar , History Ireland and the Dublin Historical Record.