Sunday, 10 February 2013

1913-2013 - Upcoming Centenary Events around the Dublin Lockout

From the 1913 Committee Events page:

February 11th: ‘Labour History and the Academy’ lecture by Dr Emmet O’Connor, Moore Institute, NUI Galway, 1pm

February 23rd: “Who fears to wear the blood red badge?” Dublin Dock workers and their Trade Unions. An illustrated talk by Francie Devine ( Labour historian and author) . Sean O’Casey Community Centre, St Marys Road, East Wall, 2pm

March 1st and 2nd: Cork Studies in the Irish Revolution – ‘The Cause of Labour: 1913 and beyond’ . This will be accompanied by the joint launch of the Lockout Chronology by UCC and SIPTU. The Chronology will be a major research tool for academics, teachers, students and the general public – more details to follow

March 2nd: A Century of Workers Struggle 1913-2013, Liberty Hall, hosted by senator David Cullinane, Sinn Fein Workers Rights Spokesperson, details to follow

March 2nd: Dublin General Strike and Lockout 1913 - The London Socialist Historians Group is holding an afternoon event at the centre of UK research history, the Institute of Historical Research in London, to both recall the Lock-Out one hundred years on and to review the current state of historical research on it. The event will begin at Midday. Areas covered may include the role of James Larkin and James Connolly in the Lock-Out; the importance and impact of the ideas of revolutionary syndicalism; The formation of the Irish TGWU and the Irish Labour Party; Links between socialists in Ireland and the UK and the role of the British TUC; The successful organisation of impoverished and unskilled Dublin workers in trade unions; The short and longer term impacts of the end of the Lock-Out. Speakers include: Professor John Newsinger,Terry Ward and Terry McCarthy. For more information contact Keith Flett at

March 8th: International Women’s Day: Commemorative Plaque to the Irish Women Workers’ Union by Sculptor Jackie McKenna to be unveiled at Liberty Hall, 6pm.

March 8th-9th: ‘The British Labour Party and Twentieth Century Ireland’, Speakers include Dr Kevin McNamara, Joan Allen Gearoid O Tuaghaidh, Emmet O’Connor, Henry Patterson and Steven Howe, Moore Institute, NUI Galway and Harbour Hotel

March 9th Irish Women Workers Union and the Lockout Conference. Venue: Liberty Hall Session 1 Prominent Personalities of the IWWU (9.30 am -11.00) •Nell Regan – Helena Molony •Rosemary Cullen Owens Louie Bennett •James Curry Delia Larkin •Francis Devine Jenny Shanahan Chair: Suzanna Griffin Session 2 Events of the Time (11.30-13.00) • Leann Lane Cultural events at this time • Theresa Moriarty IWWU and The Lockout •Brendan Byrne Jacobs during the Lockout •Mary Mc Auliffe The Early Years •Chair: Helen Murphy Session 3(After Lunch)(14.00 to 15.30) Hedge School: Mary Jones; Padraig Yeates; Francis Devine; Theresa Moriarty; Mary McAuliffe; Rosemary Cullen Owens Chair: Tommy Graham (History Ireland) Session 4 Modern Times and the Role of Women in Trade Unions Speakers: SIPTU General Officer 16.50 Close of Conference 17.00 Launch of Mary Cullen’s book. ’Telling It Our Way: essays in gender history’. Publisher, Arlen House

March 21st: Mechanics Institute, Galway: ‘Locked out: 1913 in Dublin and Galway’ – John Gibney, Mary Muldowney, Francis Devine, James Curry, John Cunningham (History Ireland Hedge School with Centre for Labour and Class)

March 21st – ’Class Conflict or Social Compact? 1913-2013′ John Lovett Memorial Lecture by Padraig Yeates, University of Limerick, 7.30pm

March 26th – Launch of One City One Book, ‘Strumpet City’ in Liberty Hall at 10.30 am by Dublin’s Lord Mayor, Naoise O Muiri. Members of Plunkett family and actors from the cast of the RTE adaptation of ‘Strumpet City’, including Bryan Murray will attend

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