DiGRA Ireland

About the Chapter

The Irish Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA Ireland) is a network of academic and non-academic scholars who commit to develop research on games in Ireland. DiGRA Ireland is not-for-profit and voluntary based. 

The association is organised around the following aims:

  • To contribute to the academic debate on the medium of the video game at a national level;
  • To create a network of Irish game researchers and lecturers, through the organisation of conferences, events and communication channels;
  • To support the active participation of groups who are under-represented within Irish academia;
  • To encourage the participation of PhD students and early-career researchers, and support the visibility of their work to the international audience;
  • To connect Irish game scholars with journalists, policymakers, and opinion-makers enabling an active dialogue between academia and the public.

DiGRA Ireland is also actively promoting the participation of Irish researchers and gamemakers who are currently living and working abroad, and who are committed to contribute to the national debate around the medium.


The founding board of DiGRA Ireland is as follows:

  • Dr Maria O’Brien, J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics/School of Law, University of Galway.
  • Dr Kieran Nolan, Department of Creative Arts, Media & Music. 
  • Professor Aphra Kerr, Department of Sociology, Maynooth University. 
  • Dr Basil Lim, TU Dublin.
  • Dr Dan Bergin-Holly, Co-founder, Voyage Games. 

For further information please contact Dr Maria O’Brien (drmariaobrien@gmail.com)

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