Dr Thomas Mc Grath is a historian, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Registrar of Carlow College. He is the senior academic officer of the College. A graduate of UCD he holds a double doctorate and is the author of a three volume study of Bishop James Doyle of Kildare and Leighlin (JKL) which won the Irish Historical Research Prize of the NUI. He is an editor of three volumes in the County: History and Society series: Tipperary, Kildare, and Carlow. He has taught at UCD, Maynooth and TCD. Research and teaching interests are in International and European history, the long history of Anti-semitism and the Holocaust. Recent publications: ‘Bishop James Keeffe, 1702-1787, and the foundation of Carlow College’ in Carloviana (2015); ‘Terror without mercy’ in www.drb.ie (Dec. 2015).