Date Released: 16 December 2013
A limited edition commemorative book outlining the background and production of the 1913 Lockout Tapestry is now available to buy from SIPTU and selected bookshops in Dublin.
The Making of the Great 1913 Lockout Tapestry details the background and those who helped produce each of its 30 panels designed by artists Robert Ballagh and Cathy Henderson. Featuring a full colour picture of each of the Tapestry’s panels and with only 600 available the book makes the perfect gift for all those with an interest in Irish labour history or handicrafts.
SIPTU General Secretary, Joe O’Flynn, said: “The Tapestry will be a living testament not just to a century of past struggle but a commitment to continuing that struggle until the working families who make up the vast majority of our citizens, secure their rightful place in the sun. When we make this State worthy of the dreams and aspirations of the leaders of the Lockout we will at last come into our own.”
Copies of the The Making of the Great 1913 Lockout Tapestry are available from the SIPTU Communications Department (Liberty Hall), the Glasnevin Cemetery Museum Bookshop, the Abbey Theatre, the National Gallery Bookshop and Books Upstairs, 36 College Green, Dublin 2.
The book costs €15 with an additional €6 for post and packaging.