Reminder of Membership Renewal for 2017
Membership affiliation for 2017 is now due. Saothar 42, the latest edition of the society's journal is included with 2017 membership. This year we have introduced a
facility to pay online by PayPal.
This allows members to pay in any denomination (Payment can also be made by credit card. You don't need to open a paypal account).
1917: Centenary Reflections- Weekend Conference
The conference, which is on 5-6th May at Gleason’s Townhouse Hotel & The Abbey Hotel, Roscommon, will include a number of talks relating to labour history, including 'William Partridge, the Workers’ Republic, and 1916: the Ballaghaderreen connection' by Padraig Yeates, and 'Jim Larkin’s 1917 American Irish Worker' by James Curry on saturday morning.
Another chance to see 'From the Backbone Out' at Liberty Hall Theatre, Eden Quay, Dublin on Wednesday 3rd May and Thursday 4th May 2017 at 8 pm. Tickets only €10. The Play centres on Councillor Richard O'Carroll (1876-1916), his life and his achievements.
The launch of 'Hugh Mahon, Patriot, Pressman, Politician Volume 1: the years from 1857 to 1901' by Jeff Kildea will take place at
The Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin on Wednesday 26 April 2017 at 6 pm, also at Offaly History Centre, Bury Quay, Tullamore, Co. Offaly on
Thursday 27 April 2017 at 8 pm, and New Ross Historical Society Boat Club, Rosbercon, New Ross, Co. Wexford on Friday 28 April 2017 at 8 pm.
Check out the May 2017 issue of our bi-annual newsletters:
Bumper 1916 edition of Saothar (Vol. 41) is now available to purchase online.
Co-Edited by Francis Devine, Sarah-Anne Buckley and Brian Hanley, Saothar 41 covers a range of themes relating to labour's place in the 1916 Rising, including the role of women; the legacy and contested ownership of the Rising; gender and class; memory and commemoration; Belfast Trades Council; the ICA; the Workers' Republic; and the response of international radicals to the events of 1916.
Purchase Saothar 41 online here.
A series of articles relating to the Lockout of 1913 in Dublin
The 26th of August 2013 marked the anniversary of the start of the 1913 Lockout and Strike. A chronology of events from this date in 1913 to December 1913 & January 1914 when the striking workers gradually began to return to work. The Lockout ended by degrees.