Past Publications by Don O’Leary



Vocationalism and Social Catholicism in Twentieth-Century Ireland (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2000); xiii +274 pages.

Roman Catholicism and Modern Science: A History (New York and London: Continuum, 2006); xx + 356 pages.

Irish Catholicism and Science: From ‘Godless Colleges’ to the ‘Celtic Tiger’ (Cork: Cork University Press, 2012); xvi + 343.

Chapters in Books:

“Vocationalism in Emergency Ireland,” in Ireland in World War Two: Neutrality and Survival, edited by Dermot Keogh and Mervyn O’Driscoll (Cork: Mercier Press, 2004).

“From the Origin to Humani Generis: Ireland as a Case Study,” in Darwin and Catholicism: The Past and Present Dynamics of a Cultural Encounter, edited by Louis Caruana (London and New York: T & T Clark, 2009).

“Canon Sheehan’s dystopia: ‘Godless science’ and ‘Survival of the fittest,’” in Revisiting Canon Sheehan of Doneraile 1852-1913: Author, activist, priest, edited by Gabriel Doherty (Smenos Publications, 2014).

Journal Article (peer reviewed):

“Faith, Nature, and Science in the Works of Canon Sheehan,” New Hibernia Review, vol. 17, no. 2 (Summer 1913), pp. 119-135.


Fraher, J.P., D. O’Leary, M.A. Moran, M. Cole, R.H.M. King, P.K. Thomas, “Relative growth and maturation of axon size and myelin thickness in the tibial nerve of the rat: normal animals.” Acta Neuropathologica 79 (1990): 364-374.

Thomas, P.K., J.P. Fraher, D. O’Leary, M.A. Moran, M. Cole, R.H.M. King. “Relative growth and maturation of axon size and myelin thickness in the tibial nerve of the rat: Effect of streptozotocin-induced diabetes.” Acta Neuropathologica 79 (1990): 375-386.

Fraher, J.P., D. O’Leary. “Morphological specialisations of rat cranial nerve transitional zones.” Journal of Anatomy 184 (1994): 119-128.

Ramer, Matt S., Thomas Bishop, Peter Dockery, Makarim S. Mobarak, Donald O’Leary, John P. Fraher, John V. Priestly, Stephen B. McMahon. “Neurotrophin-3-Mediated Regeneration and Recovery of Proprioception Following Dorsal Rhizotomy.” Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience 19, (2002): 239-249.

Fraher, J.P., P. Dockery, O. O’Donoghue, B. Riedewald, D.O’Leary. “Initial motor axon outgrowth from the developing central nervous system.”  Journal of Anatomy 211 (2007): 600-611.

Hanna-Mitchell, AT, D O’Leary, MS Mobarak, MS Ramer, SB McMahon, JV Priestly, EN Kozlova, H Aldskogius, P. Dockery, and JP Fraher. “The impact of neurotrophin-3 on the dorsal root transitional zone following injury.” Spinal Cord 46 (2008): 804-810.