Category Archive: 1913 Lockout

Apr 25

“HE WAS BURIED FROM STEPHENS GREEN” – The life and death of James Corcoran – North Dock resident, trade unionist and Citizen Army volunteer.


The 25th of April 1916 was the second day of the Easter Rising. After the surprise and confusion of Mondays events the British forces had taking stock and were preparing their response. For the rebel garrison at Stephens Green this response would be deadly. In the early hours of the morning the Green was raked …

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Aug 04

Sarah Lundberg R.I.P.

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Sarah Lundberg , a member of the East Wall History Group , and  active on other community initiatives , sadly passed away last month . Her death came as a great shock to the community and she will be sadly missed . The East Wall History Group will present a full tribute to Sarah during …

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Apr 16

The “Blackguard” Tom Daly , the 1916 Rising and the Frongoch Rat catcher !

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“A tough  Dock Labourer, pugnacious and voluble…” On the 16th April 1916 an Irish Republican flag was flown for the first time over Liberty Hall. It was a hugely symbolic ceremony , a message of defiance and a signal of intent by the Irish Citizen Army. Amongst those caught up in the excitement and emotion …

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Apr 07

The “Blackguard” Daly, the Lockout and the killing of “Harten the Blackleg”

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North Dock resident “not guilty “of 1914 murder One hundred years ago , on the 7th April 1914 , a headline grabbing court case ended , with North Dock resident Tom Daly found not guilty of ‘wilful murder’ , but jailed for two assaults that occurred on the same evening. In a fascinating two part …

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Mar 15

From Smithfield to Seaview Avenue – John Whelan and the Irish Citizen Army

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On Thursday, 23rd January, An Post was due to release the first ever stamp to commemorate the Irish Citizen Army . However , this was immediately withdrawn as controversy arose over the identification of  the central figure as Captain Jack White , which has been disputed by a number of historians . To date , …

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Jan 24

“Reinterpreting 1913″ – Three part radio series

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A new three part series  ”Reinterpreting 1913″  will begin tomorrow night on NearFM,  broadcasting on the station each Friday (24th, 31st January and 7th February) at 6pm.You can listen to it on NearFM which is on 90.3FM  broadcasting across the North East of Dublin. It can also be streamed internationally live from The poster for the series includes a wonderful image of Dublin Port , …

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Dec 04

1913 Lockout evictions in East Wall – commemoration videos

  1913 Lockout evictions in East Wall – commemoration videos On the 4th December 1913 over sixty workers and their families were evicted from Merchants Road during the great Lockout . In this centenary year their sacrifice has been commemorated by the community with the unveiling of a beautiful mural and plaque . On …

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Nov 17

Daniel Courtney – The ‘Grandfather of the Irish Citizen Army’


  In June 1903 the DMP raided a house at 12 Upper Oriel Street. The object of their attention was the resident of the top floor flat, Daniel Courtney, who was running an illegal sheebeen from the premises. Courtney was a Casual Grain Labourer on the Docks and sought to extend his young families precarious …

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Sep 24

Successful Culture Night event in the Sean O’Casey Community Centre


Successful Culture Night event in the Sean O’Casey Community Centre Last Friday, 20th September was Culture Night 2013, and the Sean O’Casey Community Centre hosted a hugely successful programme of events on the theme of ‘working class’ culture. Here is a full report on an evening which included Dublin tenements, Dockers and 1913 photo exhibits …

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Sep 20

Culture Night and Padraig Yeates – Tenements , Dublin Dockers and just "who was out in 1913"


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