New Book Launch of “One hundred years later: the legacy of the Lockout”

A new book “One hundred years later: the legacy of the Lockout”, based on the oral history of the 1913 Lockout, will be launched on Thursday 14 November.

The 1913 Alternative Visions oral history group was set up last year to train trade unionists and community activists how to collect oral history in a professional and ethical way. OHNI founding member Dr Mary Muldowney and others felt that a lot of interesting trade union memory was being lost, and that something ought to be done to document trade union developments before further loss occurred.

She and another OHNI founding member, Dr Ida Milne, trained a group of 20, initially working on post memory of the 1913 Dublin Lockout, with the support of the TEEU. The new book is the fruit of the group’s work, capturing memories about this seminal event in Dublin history that have resonated in families for generations. Those interviewed include relations of Rosie Hackett, of Jim Larkin and William Martin Murphy, of James Nolan, and of lesser known figures whose families suffered immensely. For many, their family’s role in the Lockout stimulated their active interest in trade unionism.

The collection also includes new material on post memory of the Wexford Lockout, material on the Lockout collected from those interviewed by the Bureau of Military History, the Lockout in song, and community memories from East Wall, where the issue of ‘scabbing’ caused difficulties.

All are welcome to the launch in the Teachers’ Club in Parnell Square in Dublin.

Book launch invitation