Tim’s history books include Mountjoy: the Story of a Prison, Hanged for Ireland, Hanged for Murder: Irish State Executions, Croke Park: A History and his latest and most ambitious book to date Dublin Since 1922. They are known for their engaging but professional style with each shedding considerable new light on key subjects in Irish history.
He is a regular contributor to RTE Radio 1’s hugely popular Sunday Miscellany programme and has had pieces broadcast on a wide range of subjects from getting up early to play golf to the fall of the Berlin Wall, from living in 22 houses and his family connection with actor Daniel J. Travanti of the 1980s TV series Hill Street Blues.
Tim was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA and settled in Ireland after a bit of to-ing and fro-ing at the age of 12. Despite, or perhaps because of his American background, Tim became interested in Irish history and the history of Dublin in particular. He studied History and Geography in Trinity College Dublin before completing a Masters of Development Studies in UCD. Since graduating he has worked in the field of history and heritage. He managed many of Dublin’s state owned heritage sites including Kilmainham Gaol, he was Administrator of the GAA Museum and is currently Heritage Officer for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
Carey was historical researcher for the highly acclaimed and popular series Ceart agus Coir about the lives and cases of the 29 people executed for murder in Ireland between 1923 and 1954 and the researcher for The Forgotten Ten about the ten republicans, including Kevin Barry, who were executed by the British during the War of Independence and later disinterred from Mountjoy Prison and given state funerals.
Tim regularly appears on television documentaries relating to Irish history and has been interviewed for Irish and international media on various subjects.