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.

Saothar 37

Saothar 37, 2012 €20


Editorial: Labour and the 'decade of centenaries';
Niall Whelehan Labour and agrarian violence in the Irish midlands, 1850-1870;
John O'Donovan Class, conflict and the United Irish League in Cork, 1900-1903;
Emmet O'Connor Taking its natural place: Labour and the third Home Rule crisis, 1912-14;
Seán Byers Seán Murray's political apprenticeship: the making of an Irish Republican Bolshevik;
Margaret Ó hÓgartaigh Irish Nurses, Emerging States, and Trade Unions, 1918-39;
Barry Whelan Ireland's Minister in Spain - L. H. Kerney's diplomatic efforts to secure the release of Frank Ryan;
Giulia ní Dhulchaointigh Irish women domestic servants in London, c. 1901 (Saothar student prize for labour history);
Brendan Byrne Labour lives, no. 14: Thomas Kain, 1886-1948;
Donal Ó Drisceoil Bernadette: notes on a poliiical journey (film review);
Tony Varley Irish labour's quest for greater power (essays in review);
Conor McCabe The city on the edge of empire (essays in review);
Irish Labour History Society, 2011;

You can order this issue of Saothar by posting your order and cheque/postal order (payable to 'Irish Labour History Society') to The Irish Labour History Society. Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin D04 DP27.

Saothar: Journal of Irish Labour History is a refereed journal, dedicated to the study of Irish working-class history in its broadest sense, including Irish workers abroad and comparative history. It contains articles, essays, essays in review, reviews, notices, reports, source studies, thesis abstracts, bibliographies, document studies, reminiscences, correspondence and an annual overview of ILHS activities. Saothar has been published since 1975 and has developed a reputation for combining high standards of scholarship with accessibility. It is circulated to all members of the Society. Back to Saothar main page

Saothar 45

Saothar No.45 is now available to order.

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