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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Saothar 34

Saothar 34, 2009 €20


Irish Labour History Society, 2008;
Michael O'Connell 'What a pity at the very source of wealth': strikes and emigration, Berehaven mining district, 1861-c1900;
John Borgonovo 'A Soviet in embryo': Cork's food crisis and the People's Food Committee, 1917-1918;
Martin Maguire Civil service trade unionism in Ireland (Part II), 1922-1990;
John Johnston-Kehoe 'The Unemployed TD': the Unemployed Protest Committee and the brief political carreer of Jack Murphy, 1957-1958;
Francis Devine Irish Transport & General Workers' Union: organisation in Dublin city and county, 1918-1928;
John Cunningham 'She nearly dropped dead at the idea that someone would join voluntarily': memories of ASTI activists, c1960-1990;
Charles Callan Labour Lives no 11: Marie Johnson (1874-1974);
Alistair Gordon Paddy Devlin Papers, Linen Hall Library, Belfast (sources);
Francis Devine Labour-related records in the Cork City & County Archives (sources);
Conference Reports;
Rosie Meade More than 'just' a novel: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (1914) (document study);
Barra Ó Seaghada Engaging with an Irish intellectual (essay in review);
Daniel Finn Official history (essay in review);

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