Dr Kieran McGroarty (Senior Lecturer and Head of Department)
Kieran McGroarty was born in Moville, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. He was educated at Carndongh Community School and at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth. His doctoral research on the Neoplatonist, Plotinus, was conducted under the supervision of the late Professor Gerard Watson and was published by Oxford University Press in 2006 as Plotinus on Eudaimonia: A Commentary on Ennead 1.4. He took up a permanent teaching post at Maynooth in 1993.
Kieran McGroarty’s research career began in the area of Neoplatonic philosophy, his work culminating in a monograph on Plotinus. Having left philosophy behind, he now works in the field of Greek social and cultural history, especially of the Classical period. He has also published on Alexander the Great, and maintains a keen interest in this area.
(Ed.) Neoplatonica: Studies in the Neoplatonic Tradition (Hermathena 157: Dublin, 1994)
(Ed.) Eklogai: Studies in Honour of Thomas Finan and Gerard Watson (Maynooth, 2001)
Plotinus on Eudaimonia: A Commentary on Ennead I.4 (Oxford: OUP, 2006)
'Plotinus on Eudaimonia' Hermathena 157 (1994), 103-115.
'Does the mystic care? The ethical theory of Plotinus', In T. Kabdebo and C. Morash (eds.), Maynooth University Record 2000 (Maynooth, 2000), 11-14.
'The ethics of Plotinus', in Eklogai: Studies in Honour of Thomas Finan and Gerard Watson (Maynooth, 2001), 20-34.
Seven articles in A.G. Traver (ed.) Volume I of a series of Interdisciplinary Biographical Dictionaries entitled The Ancient World (Greenwood Press, 2002).
Six articles in L. Foxhall, D. Mattingly, G. Shipley, J. Vanderspoel (eds.) The Cambridge Guide to Classical Civilization, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).
‘The Sophists and the Soul’.
‘Did Alexander the Great read Xenophon?' Hermathena, No. 181, Winter, 2006.
Mitchell, L.G., & Rhodes, P.J., The Development of the Poleis in Archaic Greece (London: Routledge, 1997); Carey, C., Trials from Classical Athens (London: Routledge, 1997) in Classics Ireland , Vol. 6, 1999, pp. 126-129.
Gerson, L.P., (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Plotinus (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996); Gerson, L.P., Plotinus (London: Routledge, 1994) in Classical Review 1999, vol. xlix, No. 2, pp. 440-3.
Osborne, R., (ed.), Classical Greece 500-323 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000); van Wees, H., (ed.), War and Violence in Ancient Greece (London: Duckworth, 2000), in Classics Ireland , Vol. 9, 2002, pp. 108-112.
Worthington, I., Alexander the Great: A Reader, (London: Routledge, 2003), in Classical Review 2004, vol. 54, No. 2, pp. 149-151.
Schniewind, A., L'Éthique du Sage chez Plotin. Le paradigme du spoudaios (Paris: Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin, 2003), in Classical Review 2005, vol. 55, No. 1, pp. 94-95.
Arkins, B., Hellenising Ireland (Newbridge: Goldsmith Press, 2005) in The Furrow December 2006, p. 703.
Harris, E.M., & Rubinstein, L., The Law and the Courts in Ancient Greece (London: Duckworth, 2004) in Classics Ireland , Vol.14, 2007, pp. 118-120.
Stern-Gillet, S., & Corrigan, K., (eds), Reading Ancient Texts Volume I: Presocratics and Plato, (Brill: Leiden, 2007) in The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition, Vol. 3 No. 2 (2009), pp. 191-193.
Stern-Gillet, S., & Corrigan, K., (eds), Reading Ancient Texts Volume II: Aristotle and Neoplatonism, (Brill: Leiden, 2007) in The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition, Vol. 3 No. 2 (2009), pp. 191-193.