I still remain interested in that study, of course, and will continue to make contributions - but most probably only in the form of articles, chapters, the occasional lecture. Any specific project will have to be time-limited and costed.
The problem was that, in tying myself to formal, ongoing projects I had saddled myself with a myriad tiny tasks, but each task requiring thought and decision.
As I close things down, if there is a general point worth making, I will post a note here on Fiddler's Dog.
The old web site, at the University of Bradford, handcrafted by my son Dan O'Sullivan, when he was 12 years old...
I no longer have access to that web site.
Stephen Sobol, at the University of Leeds, created an alternative web site for us, with a simpler technology, at...
That web site will soon disappear, but I will most probably redirect the domain name.
Both those web sites have been archived by the British Library - so that they are preserved for posterity.
I did start to develop a back-up Irish Diaspora Studies web site at
But, at this stage, I am not really clear how that is going to work. Is there still a need for a formal web site? And see above, myriad tiny tasks...