Press Release

Dún Laoghaire commemorates 1913

Date Released: 13 August 2013

A series of events commemorating the centenary of the 1913 Lockout will take place in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, between Thursday, 22nd and Sunday 25th August.

The events will begin with the launch of an exhibition ‘Dún Laoghaire and The 1913 Lockout’ and a Commemorative Book in the National Maritime Museum (Moran Park), on Thursday 22nd August at 6.30p.m. 

On Friday, 23rd August, a two-hour walking Tour of Dún Laoghaire’s historic places including significant locations of the Lockout will be led by historian and author Paul O’Brien, leaving from the Dún Laoghaire Club, Eblana Ave. at 7.00 p.m.

Events on Saturday 24th August begin with the unveiling of a 1913 Centenary Plaque by broadcaster Joe Duffy.  The plaque commemorates Dún Laoghaire’s involvement in the events of the 1913 Lockout. 

This will be followed by a round table discussion hosted by History Ireland in the Assembly Rooms, Dún Laoghaire Town Hall, Marine Road. Padraig Yeates, Eamon McCann, Brian Hanley and Ann Matthews will participate in a discussion entitled ‘Looking At The Lockout’, chaired by Tommy Graham of History Ireland. 

Saturday’s events conclude with an evening of music and readings with ‘Bread and Roses’ and special guests, from 8:00 p.m. at the Dún Laoghaire club, Eblana Ave.  Tickets for this event (€10, €5 concession) are available from the Dún Laoghaire club or from Costello Jewellers 1 Northumberland Ave.

On Sunday a series of lectures will be held in the Dún Laoghaire Club.

 Full details of all the weekend’s events can be found on the Dun Laoghaire 1913 Commemoration Event Facebook page – click here


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