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

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Saothar 46

Saothar 46, 2021


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Irish Labour History Society Report 2020;
Mary Muldowney Irish women telephonists and the struggle for gender equality in the 1970s';
Patrick Murphy Class, Conflict and Conciliation: The All for Ireland League in Cork 1910-1918;
Monica Paton The socio-economic class politics in the County town of Roscommon circa 1900: the Gaelic League, the Roscommon Labour League and the United Irish League and their responses to the 1898 Local Government Act;
Padraig Yeates To leaven Trades Unionism with Catholic Social Principles Is the dream 1 cherish', Father Thomas Dowling OSFC;
Corey Wrenn Who Gives Guinness Strength? Exploring the Animiality Politics of Colonial and Postcolonial Irish Food Production;
Francis Devine From Passive Acceptance to Prescription to Prevention: Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Policy in the ITGWU, 1909-1989;
Mike Mecham 'A prophetic anticipation of its own possibility' Keir Hardie and Ireland;
Luke Dineen 'Class War in Cork': The Cork General Lockout of 1923';
Sean Beattie Mr Tuke's Emigration Fund 1882 — 1884: a Quaker Assisted Emigration Initiative;
Kieran McNulty The Social and Economic Background of Kerry in the Early Twentieth Century;
Fergus D'Arcy Music for the masses: John Spratt's Brass Band and the brass band movement in 19th century Ireland: some explorations;
Helga Woggon Document Study: 'The Spirit of the Girls is Wonderful' - Winifred Carney's memoir of Easter Week in the GPO. Full text edited with introduction & commentary;
Peter Murray Review Essay. Mixed Marriage and Irish Labour Biography: James Connolly, William Partridge, Sean O'Casey, Winifred Carney and Janet Daly;
John Gibbons Labour Lives: Michael Mervyn;
Brian Trench Labour Lives: Patrick Trench, art, illness and socialism;
Francis Devine Sources: Further Additions to the Historical Directory of Trade Unions in Ireland;

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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