Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire

Dr Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire is a senior lecturer in the School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology, Technological University Dublin. He is the co-founder and chair of the biennial Dublin Gastronomy Symposium (2012-present) and a former two-term trustee of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery (2015-2021). He is chair of the Masters in Gastronomy and Food Studies in TU Dublin, the first such programme in Ireland. Máirtín is co-editor with Eamon Maher of ‘Tickling the Palate’: Gastronomy in Irish Literature and Culture (Peter Lang: 2014) and New Beginnings: Perspectives from France and Ireland (Peter Lang, 2023), and with Rhona Richman Kenneally on ‘The Food Issue’ of The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies (2018). He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, and in 2018, he presented an eight-part television series for TG4 called Blasta celebrating Ireland’s food heritage. In 2021, he guest edited a special issue of Folk Life: Journal of Ethnological Studies 59(2) on Irish Food Ways. He is co-editor of the new European Journal of Food Drink and Society since 2021He was awarded an IRC Research Ally Prize in both 2021 and 2022 for mentoring doctoral candidates. In 2022, his doctoral student Caitríona Nic Philibín was awarded an IRC GOI Postgraduate Research Scholarship. In 2023, Máirtín was awarded a TU Dublin Researcher Award. In 2023, Máirtín was nominated for two awards at the inaugural TU Dublin Excellence in Research and Innovation Awards (Excellence in Research Supervision; Established Research Career). Along with Dorothy Cashman, he has co-edited Irish Food History: A Companion (EUT+ Academic Press, 2023; Royal Irish Academy, 2024).