Bernard Mulholland, The man from MENSA - 1 of 600: Mensa research

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Bernard Mulholland, Nazareth Quest (2022).

Sunday, October 30, 2022

About the author Dr. Bernard Mulholland

Bernard Mulholland is author of the novel, NAZARETH QUEST (2022).


Dr. Bernard Mulholland is an archaeologist and historian with a Ph.D. from Queen’s University in Belfast. His thesis was published as a monograph: The Early Byzantine Christian Church (Byzantine and Neohellenic Studies, 9, Oxford, 2014).

His other academic publications include:

Bernard Mulholland, 'Identification of Early Byzantine Constantinopolitan, Syrian, and Roman church plans in the Levant and some possible consequences', Patristic Studies in the twenty-first century: proceedings of an international conference to mark the 50th anniversary of the International Association of Patristic Studies, ed. Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony, Theodore de Bruyn and Carol Harrison (Turnhout, 2015), 597-633

---, 'the man from MENSA' - 1 of 600: Mensa research (Charleston, 2016).

---, 'the man from MENSA'  - 1 of the 600: Politics 1990-1995 (Charleston, 2016).

---, Ratio analysis of financial KPI in the Higher Education sector: a case study (Belfast, 2018).

---, Early Byzantine Ireland: a survey of the archaeological evidence (Belfast, 2021).

---, Navan Fort, Ireland: archaeological and palaeoecological analysis (Belfast, 2021).


Mulholland, B. (2021). 'Can archaeology inform the climate change debate?' Academia Letters, Article4385.


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Bernard is a member of the International Association of Patristic Studies, the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies, the Council for British Archaeology, and has been a member of Mensa for some thirty years.

            Dr. Bernard Mulholland was elected in April 2016 to the Irish Mensa committee for a two year term. Previously he was a regional organiser for the Mensa Foundation for Gifted Children during the early nineties. Bernard has been the editor and secretary for Poliphony, which is the journal of British Mensa’s politics special interest group, between 1995-96 and then again 2000-05. He also wrote reports for Spacesig’s newsletter Spacesignl and also wrote a bi-monthly media column between 1997-2003. Bernard founded Mensa’s science interest group and was its secretary and editor of its journal Wissenschaft from 2003-08.

As an archaeologist, Bernard has worked professionally in Ireland, and as an academic in Italy and Israel.

Interests include travel, especially on overland expeditions throughout Africa, but with ambitions to travel throughout Asia as well, good food, great company, and wildlife.


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Nazareth Quest - a novel by author Bernard Mulholland

Nazareth Quest - a novel by author Bernard Mulholland.

Invited to join a team of archaeologists in Nazareth, Israel to survey the archaeology beneath the Sisters of Nazareth Convent, Brendan Mallon leapt at the opportunity to do so. Crusaders, both Templars and Hospitallers, have been intimately associated with the history of Christian churches in Nazareth for more than a millennia, and now these archaeologists found themselves tasked with uncovering their secrets. What first drew these Crusaders to Nazareth, and could the archaeologists reveal the hidden truth behind many of the mysteries that have transcended time.

Forced to battle, first, with soldiers of Christ, and then for their very existence against a demon overlord with ties to the British monarchy. The archaeologists each had to dig deep to discover the route to their own salvation. And, more than that, to then decide whether to join a quest to recover holy relics associated with the Last Supper. 

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