ILHS Lectures

New page under the events section. These are recordings of our online lectures in Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021.

Material Studies

7 women of the labour movement
A new feature we have introduced to our website is 'Material Studies' under the Collections section. These are essays on paper-based collections which have been donated to the ILHS. The first essay is on the IPCS Land Commission Inspectors Branch Minute books

Labour Lives from Saothar

7 women of the labour movement
New page under the biographies section. These are bios which were published in past issues of Saothar.

7 women of the labour movement

7 women of the labour movement

New article added to the Biographies page.

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1913 Lockout


1913 - 2013 Lockout Centenary
As the year of the centenary of the 1913 Lockout has come to an end; we have created a dedicated section comprising of relevant items of interest. This section consists of articles published by the Irish Labour History Society since its founding. Items from other sources have, and will be added over the coming months so remember to visit our site regularly.

26th August 1913.
The 26th of August 2013, marks the anniversary of the start of the 1913 Lockout and Strike
Tram workers deserted their vehicles in protest when William Martin Murphy forbade employees of his Dublin United Tramways Company to be members of Larkin's Irish Transport and General Workers Union (ITGWU).


Chronology of Events 1913 Lockout and Strike. A chronology of events from the 26th of August 1913 to January 1914 when the striking workers gradually began to return to work. The Lockout ended by degrees.

The Dublin 1913 Lockout Article by Padraig Yeats, (Reprinted from "History Ireland" Summer, 2001).

The Church Street Disaster, September, 1913. Article by Chris Corlett, (Reprinted from "History Ireland" March/April, 2009).

The Dublin Strike: A Speech by "AE; George W. Russell Article: A Speech by "AE": George W. Russell. Delivered in the Royal Albert Hall Nov. 1st, 1913.

Nineteen Thirteen – Its Significance. Article by William O'Brien, Secretary, Dublin Lock-out Committee, 1913. (Reprinted from "An Dion" December 1934).

1913 Jim Larkin and the British Labour Movement. Article by Bill Moran.

Larkin and the Strikes of 1913: Their place in British History. Article by Kenneth D. Brown. From Saothar, Vol. 9. pp.89-99.

The Devil it was who sent Larkin to Dublin: The Liberator, Larkinism and The Dublin Lockout of 1913. Article by john Newsinger. From Saothar, Vol.18. pp.101-106 (Title first quoted in Liberator 18th October 1913)

1913 The Dublin Lock-out 1913: The Response of British Labour Article by Jimmy Sweeney. From Saothar, Vol. 6. pp. 104-108.

William Martin Murphy and the origins of the 1913 Lockout. Article by Dermot Keogh.

Jacob's women during the 1913 Lockout. Article by Patricia McCaffery

1913 Lockout A militant among the Magdalens. Article by Peter Murray

Labour Day 1891 Article from The Freemans' Journal - 4th May 1891