Tribute Event For Historian & Activist Rayner Lysaght

Rayner Lysaght event
A tribute event for former Society Committee member, historian and activist Rayner Lysaght is taking place in the Irish Labour History Society Premises in Beggars Bush on Saturday 14 May from 11am. Due to limited capacity, pre-registration is required. Register via https://raynerlysaght.eventbrite.ie or by emailing secretary@ irishlabourhistorysociety.com
We plan to put up a recording of this event here in the week following the event.

Material Studies

AEU journal
New article on the AEU Journals, 1937-1964 under Material Studies, here. We also have a history of the AEU here.
The Material Studies are essays on paper-based collections which have been donated to the ILHS.

The Man in the Middle:
Bill Attley

Bill Attley Front Cover
For two decades, Bill Attley was a central figure in the trade union movement as a leading officer of the Federated Workers' Union of Ireland (FWUI) and Services, Industrial, Professional & Technical Union (SIPTU). This new ILHS title by Francis Devine, is now available for sale from the ILHS.

Tom & Marie Johnson
SEEKING NO HONOURS

Tom Johnson Front Cover
This new ILHS title by Shay Cody (current president) and Charles Callan, (former president and long-time secretary) with reflections of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, the Labour Party, Padraig Yeates and Brendan Howlin is now available for sale from the ILHS.

ILHS Lectures

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

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.

Copyright Notice

Copyright material on this site is available for the purpose of research and private study only.
By continuing to use this site you acknowledge and accept the conditions that the contents of the website will not be extracted or re-utilised for any competing or commercial purpose without the written consent of The Irish Labour History Society and the copyright holder.

Museum


On Tuesday, 26th of June, 1990 the museum was formally opened. After a difficult period of 5 years, the original government grant was finally expended and the assembled guests were welcomed by the splendid 'In union is strength' exhibition of facsimile or reproduction documents. Francis Devine, President of the ILHS opened proceedings. 'Mr. President comrades and friends, in welcoming you, Mr. President, and inviting you to formally declare the Irish Labour History Museum and Archives open, I feel it apposite to recall the words of the Irish Labours History Society's late, and today sorely missed, Founding President, John Swift, on the occasion of the launch of the society in 1973. He said: 'History is not just the dead past awaiting research. It is happening now at this meeting and in all places where men and women are living. The history we are making here today may become important or significant if the persons here assembled and their organisations ponder enough on the truth that we as workers are always creating history and that the economic relations in our society are in large measure determining the moral value in our operative society and the kind of history we are passing on to those coming after.'


Tribute Event For Historian & Activist Rayner Lysaght

Rayner Lysaght event
A tribute event for former Society Committee member, historian and activist Rayner Lysaght is taking place in the Irish Labour History Society Premises in Beggars Bush on Saturday 14 May from 11am. Due to limited capacity, pre-registration is required. Register via https://raynerlysaght.eventbrite.ie or by emailing secretary@ irishlabourhistorysociety.com
We plan to put up a recording of this event here in the week following the event.

Material Studies

AEU journal
New article on the AEU Journals, 1937-1964 under Material Studies, here. We also have a history of the AEU here.
The Material Studies are essays on paper-based collections which have been donated to the ILHS.

The Man in the Middle:
Bill Attley

Bill Attley Front Cover
For two decades, Bill Attley was a central figure in the trade union movement as a leading officer of the Federated Workers' Union of Ireland (FWUI) and Services, Industrial, Professional & Technical Union (SIPTU). This new ILHS title by Francis Devine, is now available for sale from the ILHS.

Tom & Marie Johnson
SEEKING NO HONOURS

Tom Johnson Front Cover
This new ILHS title by Shay Cody (current president) and Charles Callan, (former president and long-time secretary) with reflections of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, the Labour Party, Padraig Yeates and Brendan Howlin is now available for sale from the ILHS.

ILHS Lectures

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

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.

Copyright Notice

Copyright material on this site is available for the purpose of research and private study only.
By continuing to use this site you acknowledge and accept the conditions that the contents of the website will not be extracted or re-utilised for any competing or commercial purpose without the written consent of The Irish Labour History Society and the copyright holder.