Songs of Freedom – The James Connolly Songbook launch Cork, 2nd October September 12, 2013Posted by WorldbyStorm in Irish History, The Left.
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‘Volunteers and Recruits’ – Militarism in Ireland 1912-1914. Saturday 14th September 2013. September 7, 2013Posted by WorldbyStorm in Irish History, Uncategorized.
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The Military History Society of Ireland, in conjunction with Military Archives and the National Museum of Ireland, will hold a one-day conference on:-
‘Volunteers and Recruits’ – Militarism in Ireland 1912-1914.
The conference will be held in the National Museum, Collins Barracks, Dublin on Saturday 14th September 2013.
Locked Out: A Century of Irish Working-Class Life, in Liberty Hall, Dublin on Thursday 19 September September 5, 2013Posted by WorldbyStorm in Irish History, The Left.
Locked Out: A Century of Irish Working-Class Life, in Liberty Hall, Dublin on Thursday 19 September
In 1913, a titanic battle gripped the city of Dublin that polarised Irish society. The Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union, led by Jim Larkin, took on the might of one of the biggest Irish capitalists of the day, William Martin Murphy. What began as a strike over union recognition in Murphy’s Dublin United Tramway Company quickly escalated, as Murphy, backed by the state and the Dublin Employers’ Federation, declared all-out war on the trade union movement. Despite tremendous efforts, the workers went down to a bitter defeat. Historians and other commentators have tended to view the 1913 Lockout as a tragic, but unique case in Irish history. However, its uniqueness lies mainly in its scale. The working class continued to exist after 1913. It continued to develop its own organisations, its own cultural and leisure activities, its own forms of self-representation and identity. It also continued to engage in strike action and other forms of protest against the employers and ruling establishment. Yet the study of an independent working class has been neglected in favour of an all-embracing focus on nationalism in politics, culture and wider society. That class, rather than ethnicity, religion, or the idea of national identity could have a role to play in politics and cultural production is an alien one to mainstream Irish debate. The working class has been locked out of history.
Locked Out: A Century of Irish Working-Class Life offers a different perspective. Written by a new generation of scholars, it aims to commemorate the centenary of the 1913 Dublin Lockout and to advance Irish labour history in new and innovative ways. Locked Out grapples with subjects as varied as working-class literature, music, sport, factory life, gang-culture, poverty, emigration and institutional abuse. In doing so, it illustrates the richness and complexity of Irish working-class identity, history and culture over the past century and its centrality to an understanding of contemporary Irish history and society.
East Wall’s own Lockout ballad August 26, 2013Posted by WorldbyStorm in 1913.
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From East Wall for All (for which many thanks).
Stoneybatter and Smithfield People’s History Project -Marking the centenary of the 1913 Church St. tenement collapse August 26, 2013Posted by irishelectionliterature in 1913, Culture, Irish History.
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This coming September, Stoneybatter and Smithfield People’s History Project are hosting a weekend of events to mark the of the 1913 Church St. tenement collapse.
Details below and can also be found on their wonderful website that also has some very good articles posted.
The Stoneybatter & Smithfield People’s History Project August 23, 2013Posted by WorldbyStorm in Economy, Irish History, Irish Politics, The Left.
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Thanks to the person who forwarded this…
The Stoneybatter & Smithfield People’s History Project invites you to join us on 6th and 7th September to remember the 100th anniversary of the Church Street tenement collapse, in which seven local people were tragically killed.
Below is a list of the events and a copy of the poster for the event. If you are living locally, we would be delighted if you could print a copy and put it in your window, or send us an email with your address and we will drop one around.
We hope to see you on 6th and 7th September, in the meantime you can follow our events, news and stories of local history on our new blog -
http://dublin7peopleshistory.wordpress.com/ or on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/StoneybatterSmithfieldPeoplesHistoryProject
Friday 6th September
6.30 p.m Meet at Larkin statue, O’Connell Street.
Free walking tour of Dublin tenement life and sites of the 1913 Lockout. This will be followed by the laying of a wreath at the site of the collapse.
8.00p.m. Cobblestone Pub, Smithfield
Launch of 32 page pamphlet on the Church Street tenement collapse and Dublin tenement life, in the Cobblestone, Smithfield – followed by social with Dublin band ‘Lynched’.
Saturday 7th September
5.00pm: Public Talk in the Capuchin Day Centre, Bow Street
‘The story of church street tenement collapse’ with Christiaan Corlett, author of ‘Darkest Dublin: The story of the Church Street disaster and a pictorial account of the slums of Dublin in 1913′.
The public talk will be followed by a social in the Cobblestone bar where we will also have a slide show of images of the tenements.
More from Voices on the Left… August 19, 2013Posted by WorldbyStorm in Culture, Irish History, Irish Politics, The Left, Uncategorized.
…again many thanks to the person who sent this through, another roundup of Left publications from 1972 in the IT. More to come.
1913-2013 – Dún Laoghaire & The 1913 Lockout Commemoration Event August 12, 2013Posted by irishelectionliterature in 1913, Irish History.
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The Dún Laoghaire 1913 Commemorative Committee is a voluntary committee made up of trade union members as well as local historians and interested individuals who want to commemorate Dún Laoghaire’s association with the Dublin Lockout in this the centenary year.
They have a great weekend of events lined up for the 22nd to the 25th of August.
There is also an exhibition in The National Maritime Museum, ‘Dun Laoghaire and the 1913 Lockout’ which will commence on the 23rd of August and run until January 18th 2014.
Heritage Week 2013 at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks in partnership with Historical Insights and History Ireland August 9, 2013Posted by WorldbyStorm in 1913, Economy, Irish History, The Left.
Heritage Week 2013 at the National Museum of Ireland –
Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks
in partnership with
Historical Insights and History Ireland
Join us this August and choose from a number of exciting walking tours and lectures based on the architecture and local histories of the area surrounding the Museum.
On Saturday the 24th August the Museum at Collins Barracks hosts a History Ireland Hedge School: ‘To Hell or Kimmage’: responses to the Church Street disaster of 1913.
Family Events include an Art and Crafts display and the week culminates in a performance from the St James Brass band at 4.00pm on Sunday 25th August.
Detailed schedule of events and booking information on attached flier.
All events schedule to take place between Wednesday 21st and Sunday 25thAugust. Visit the Museum website for further information on events and those involved.
Please forward this on to anyone who might be interested in the programme.
THE RISEN PEOPLE at THE SEAN O’CASEY THEATRE, EAST WALL. August 5, 2013Posted by WorldbyStorm in 1913, Culture, Economy, Irish History, Irish Politics, The Left.
The play opens on Tuesday, August 20th at 8pm and continues until Saturday, August 31st (no performance on Sundays or Mondays). Tickets are priced at €10 each. Bookings: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Text/Call 0876499450 Or 018509000