International Women’s Day in Dublin and A Walk With Rosie – Saturday, March 8th

 

Rosie Hackett with Frank Robbins, Cathal O'Shannon, Mick Kelly, Bill O'Brien and Tom O'REilly outside Liberty Hall

Rosie Hackett with (Left to Right) Frank Robbins, Cathal O’Shannon, Mick Kelly, Bill O’Brien and Tom O’Reilly outside Liberty Hall on her retirement

This Saturday (March 8th) year a very small woman will cast a long shadow over International Women’s Day in Dublin, where a very successful campaign by Labour Youth activists

Mary Mulvihill of Ingenious Ireland (left), Abigail Riley one of participants in first Rosie Hackett walk last Saturday and Therese Caherty, Chairperson of the IWWU Committee at the end of the walk outside Liberty Hall

Mary Mulvihill of Ingenious Ireland (left), Abigail Riley one of participants in first Rosie Hackett walk last Saturday and Therese Caherty, Chairperson of the IWWU Committee at the end of the walk outside Liberty Hall

has led to the naming of the new Luas Bridge across the River Liffey after Rosie Hackett, the 1913 and 1916 veteran, who was also a life long veteran trade unionist.

There will be a Rosie Hackett Walk in the morning led by Mary Mulvihill of Ingenious Ireland starting at 10.50 am on the site of Jacob’s Biscuit factory beside the entrance of DIT, at the junction of Aungier Street, Bishop Street and Redmond’s Hill at 10.50 am. This will visit sites in the city linked with Rosie Hackett, the 1913 Lockout and Easter Rising.
A very successful trial run took place last Saturday, March 1st and hopefully the weather will be as gloriously sunny this weekend. Unfortunately it is already booked out but it is hoped to run similar walks during the coming summer season because of the demand. We will keep you posted
Meanwhile there is a Night of Music & Spoken Word to celebrate the naming of the Rosie Hackett Bridge from 7pm until 10 pm at Cois Life Bar, Liberty Hall.

MC Tara Flynn, actor/writer

Music by Zrazy – All welcome and it’s free – although all donations will be graciously received – Proceeds to the IWWU Committee

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