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 45

Saothar 45, 2020


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Irish Labour History Society Report 2019;
Conor McCabe A Situation of Great Novelty and difficulty: The 1920 Irish Railway Munitions Strike;
Pádraig Yeates The men 'going into the Convention.., did not own their own souls': the Labour Movement and the Irish Convention;
Tish Gibbons "Ye'll be out 'till March" - UCG Secretarial/Admin staff strike - January 1977;
Fearghal Mac Bhloscaidh Militant trade unionism and the hidden social revolution in Tyrone, 1917-19;
Triona Waters 'They opened up to us because they trusted us': Working life at St. Brigid's Psychiatric Hospital, Balllnasloe 1940-2000;
Kerron O Luain 'Syndacalistic madness': The AOH and the great Dublin Lockout of 1913;
Pádraig Lane Longford Farm Labourers, 1850-1900: A Chronicle of Struggle;
Kieran McNulty War and the Working-Class in Kerry 1919 - 1921;
Mark Phelan An Echo of Fascism? Mooted State Paramiltarism in 1920s Ireland;
Francis Devine A Circular Journey: The Staff Officers' Association, 1941-1975;
Helga Woggon Document Study "What disciples you hath to continue your noble work" Winifred Carney on labour leaders in 1930;
Brian Quinn Sources Studies SHIP (Shared History Interpretive Project) & the ITGWU Belfast Branch Ledgers;
Francis Devine Local History and Labour History;
Fintan Lane Review Essay: Riot, Violence and Popular Protest;
Book Reviews;
Conference Reports;

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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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