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 two doctorates (History and Education), 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 Antisemitism and the Holocaust. He is from The Park, Ballingarry, in South Tipperary and he lives in Kilkenny City.