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 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