ILHS Lectures

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

Material Studies

New page under the Collections section. These are essays on paper-based collections which have been donated to the ILHS.

Labour Lives from Saothar

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

7 women of the labour movement

New article added to the Biographies page.

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Society History


The Irish Labour History Society (ILHS) was established in 1973 with the Constitutional obligation to 'promote the knowledge of Irish labour history and of Irish people in labour history abroad and labour history in general'.


Under the guidance of the Society's founding President, the late John Swift, the records of his own union, the Irish Bakers, Confectioners and Allied Workers Amalgamated Union, formed the first deposit in the ILHS Archives.

See also: Labour History


ILHS Lectures

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

Material Studies

New page under the Collections section. These are essays on paper-based collections which have been donated to the ILHS.

Labour Lives from Saothar

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

7 women of the labour movement

New article added to the Biographies page.

Click here for full text.