Paul Walsh has spent his career working in archaeology; first, as archaeological adviser with the national mapping agency, Ordnance Survey Ireland, and then as director of the 'Archaeological Survey of Ireland' with the state’s National Monuments Service (Ireland). His research interests have focussed on megalithic monuments, architecture, cartography and, most especially, the history and archaeology of his native city, Galway. He has written and lectured widely on all these topics and is co-author with Jacinta Prunty of Galway c. 1200 to c. 1900: from medieval borough to modern city (2015) and Galway/Gaillimh. Irish Historic Towns Atlas, No. 28 (2016), published by the Royal Irish Academy. His latest book, Renaissance Galway, will be published by the Academy in May 2019.