Special Announcement



We are presently working on updating our website.
While this work is taking place we will be adding items of Labour interest under this panel. These will be in a PDF format.



Women and Work in Derry City: A Survey by Eithne McLaughlin, taken from Saothar 14.

A philosopher with a slow smile: Peadar Macken 1878-1916 by Charles Callan, taken from Labour History News.

Treasures Open to the Wise: A Survey of Early Mechanics' Institutes and Similar Organisations by Seamus S. Duffy, taken from Saothar 15.

The Northern Ireland Trade Union Movement by D W Bleakley.

Who Dares to Wear the Red Hand Badge? by Francis Devine, taken from Liberty 75, June 1984.

William Partridge by Liam O'Mara.


Membership Renewal for 2020

ILHS Membership Subscription for 2020 is now due (and also open to new members). If you've previously paid by cash, cheque or postal order, you can now pay online via PayPal here. Membership for 2020 includes Saothar 45, the latest edition of the society's journal.

Saothar 45 ad


Membership Renewal for 2020

ILHS Membership Subscription for 2020 is now due (and also open to new members). If you've previously paid by cash, cheque or postal order, you can now pay online via PayPal here. Membership for 2020 includes Saothar 45, the latest edition of the society's journal.

BrendanCorish

“A Noble Adventure” The New Republic Speech in Retrospect

Here is the speech by Brendan Halligan presented at the history seminar in Wexford to mark the centenary of the birth of Brendan Corish.

Full speech here

Labor Day

US Labor Day Parade 2018


Fraternal greetings to our American Trade Union Comrades on the occasion of the celebration of Labor Day 2018 from the Irish Labour History Society.



Pictures from the Parade.


Leaflet distributed at the Parade.

Labor Day
1913 Lockout

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.

1913 Lockout


Saothar 1

Saothar No.1 now available online.



Access to library and archives by appointment only:
Tel: 01 668 1071
Email: info@irishlabourhistorysociety.com
Appointment Times:
10 am - 4 pm (Mon-Thu) 10 am - 1 pm (Fri)

Larkin Statue

Welcome to the Irish Labour History Society. The Society aims to preserve the records and reminiscences, written and oral, of the Irish working class and its organisations. Society membership is composed of individuals, labour-related organisations, academic institutions, libraries and archival bodies. The Society frequently organizes conferences and events and also issues publications on Irish labour, including its annual journal Saothar.






The Working Class Movement Library (UK) is being featured as a website of interest with a comprehensive links section. Check it out here




Copyright Notice:
All content on this site is fully copyrighted by the creator and/or author/contributor. It may not be linked to, nor reproduced on, another site without specific permission from the Irish Labour History Society and/or their authors/contributors. Although public information is not of itself copyrightable, the format in which it is presented, the notes and comments, etc., are. It is however permissible to print or save the files to a personal computer for personal use only. Use of this site denotes acceptance of these terms.