James Connolly’s Last Writings

To mark the Centenary of the 1916 Rising SIPTU has collated and published a facsimile of all of the editions of James Connolly’s Workers Republic from May 29th, 1915 to April 22nd 1916.

Copies are available from SIPTU Communications Department for €20 paperback and €40 hardback at Liberty Hall, Dublin 1. If you want it posted please add €10 post and packaging.

If you want to read what Connolly wrote rather than what someone else says he wrote this is an opportunity to do so.

Only a limited number available. Make cheques of Postal Orders payable to SIPTU

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Irish Labour History Society and Linen Hall Library Joint Event on Belfast Women Workers 1910-1915 December 12th, 2015

The Irish Labour History Society invites you to attend a labour history event taking place in the Linen Hall Library Belfast on Saturday 12th December, beginning at 1:30PM.

The Linen Hall Library are organising this event, in association with the Irish Labour History Society (ILHS).

ILHS Honorary President Theresa Moriarty is giving a talk at 1:30PM titled “Our Lives Should Not Be Sweated: Belfast Women Workers, 1910-1915″. Belfast Women Workers 1910-1915 (1)

This event is taking place to mark the donation of back copies of ILHS publications, including Saothar, to the Linen Hall Library.

Those present will also have an opportunity to view an exhibition currently on display in the Linen Hall Library: “Labor & Dignity: James Connolly In America”.

A poster (in pdf and jpeg format) advertising this event is attached with this email for your information. Please feel free to circulate this to anyone you feel may be interested in attending.


Our Friends from Belfast – Keeping alive the spirit of 1789 (no that’s not a typo)

Belfast Friends

Our Friends from Belfast – Keeping alive the spirit of 1789 (no that’s not a typo)

Belfast Friends

Gallipoli Event at NLI on November 26th

Worth a look if you are in town – May even encourage them to hold more!

The Women were Worse than the Men

This not just your ritual acknowledgement of women’s role in the period but looks at them as real people rather holy icons to the National Revolution


Revolting Women

Kathleen Lynn Memorial Walk a fitting way to remember remarkable woman and support Cycle Against Suicide

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day . As good time as any to remind people of the Kathleen Lynn Memorial Walk taking place this Saturday 12th September , with all funds raised through sponsorship or donations benefiting the Cycle Against Suicide group.
 Free transport is available , courtesy of Dublin Bus , leaving from the Sean O’Casey Community Centre , St Marys Road  East Wall at 11am . All welcome to come along.(Kathleen Lynn died on 14th September 1955 . sixty years ago and walk takes place at her beloved Glenmalure in Co.Wicklow).
Lynn poster


Exploitative Appearances

Youth who played leading role in early days of Fianna Eireann remembered at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

Las Fallon unveils gravestone to Patsy O'Connor

Las Fallon, author of Dublin Fire Brigade and the Irish Revolution unveils gravestone for Patsy O’Connor, the  Fianna officer who participated in the Dublin Lockout and Howth gun running. O’Connor also edited the movement’s newspaper until his premature death aged 18 in 1915. Jason Walsh-McLean, who located the unmarked grave and recovered Patsy O’Connor’s story is figure in blue shirt behind grave stone. August 29th, 2015

















Digging Up The Past of Dublin’s Dockers

Dig Where You Stand 15-08-29

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