Dr. Emmet O’Connor (author of the recently published ‘Big Jim Larkin, Hero or Wrecker?’) is giving the lecture, which is taking place in the Connolly Room Liberty Hall Dublin on Thursday 28th January at 6:30PM.
8th January 2016
Dr. Jack McGinley
Irish Labour History Society
Re: Larkin Anniversary
This year we have arranged for the eminent Labour Historian, Dr. Emmet O’Connor
from the University of Ulster to give a lecture to mark the anniversary of the death of
Jim Larkin Senior. Dr. O’Connor, who recently authored a new book on Jim Larkin (“Big
Jim Larkin, Hero or Wrecker? – published by UCD Press), will give this lecture bearing
the same title in Liberty Hall. Copies of Dr. O’Connor’s book will be available to purchase on the night.
Arrangements are as follows:
Thursday 28th January 2016
In the Connolly Room, Liberty Hall
Dublin City Council has published a 2016 Calendar based on Richmond Barracks in 1916. It includes details of all ICA women detained there.
The 1916 Proclamation is being stitched up, but in a very craft(y) way by the Blanchardstown Branch of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association for the Easter Rising extension to the 1913 Lockout Tapestry. This will also be used in the Liberty Hall Wrap to mark the Centenary of the Rising and the publication of the 1916 Proclamation.
The stitchers are Theresa Brennan, who was taught by Irish Citizen Army veteran, Margaret Skinnider, Dorothy Sheridan, Maureen Caffrey, Marie O’Neill and Joan Greene
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
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″.
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.