Declan is a historian and genealogist based in Swords, Co Dublin, with a Masters in Irish History from Maynooth University and a Diploma in Family History from Independent Colleges, Dublin. Initially a science graduate from UCD, and a graduate of the Marketing Institute, he enjoyed a twenty odd year career in Sales and Marketing, before starting to work in the area he has always loved. Declan specializes in social history and local government of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and is currently completing a PhD at Maynooth in this area.
Part of the Genealogy Advisory Service at the National Library of Ireland, Declan has also worked with the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, and with Fingal County Council on Decade of Commemorations programmes.
Declan is an unusual genealogical species in that he can trace his family back through six generations living in Dublin City.