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1913 Committee on Facebook August 30, 2012

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

The 1913 Committee is planning events to mark the centenary of the
Great Dublin Lockout.

Funded by the TEEU and SIPTU, the committee is composed of trade union
activists and labour historians. Here’s the Facebook page.

So far there are stories about:

– Rosie Hackett, the 18 year old union organiser from Jacobs biscuit factory
– the four lockout martyrs
– the Irish Citizen Army
– audio interviews with Padraig Yeates, the author of ‘Lockout: Dublin 1913’
– songs by the Dubliners and Christy Moore
– Walter Carpenter, socialist campaigner, ITGWU organiser and General
Secretary of Dublin’s “Jewish Union”.
– a Do It Yourself walking tour of sites associated with the Lockout
and more.


1. Padraig Yeates - August 30, 2012

Dear Worldbystorm

Thanks for write-up. There are other unions, and community groups, arts and crafts groups getting involved as well and the 1913 Committee certainly appreciates cover from CLR, Alan Mac Simoin has done great job revamping our facebook page and we hope to revamp website shortly


WorldbyStorm - August 30, 2012

In fairness it was Alan who crafted the above and the Facebook page looks great.


2. Joe - August 30, 2012

Looks very good, all. A training course for trade union members to learn how to gather oral stories of the Lockout was oversubscribed. Shows there’s good interest in 1913. The 1913 Committee will set the bar high for all the other centenaries over the next 10 years!


3. CB - August 31, 2012

Audio interview with Pádraig Yeates about the 1913 Lockout from the History Show on Near FM.


4. irishelectionliterature - September 13, 2012

Decent article on the Irish History Podcast site about the Lockout
Dirty Tricks in the 1913 Lockout.


5. Ian - March 5, 2013

As a slight aside there is a campsign to rename the new Dublin Bridge the Rosie Hackett Bridge – here is the online petitition



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