Tag Archive: 1913 lockout

Jan 28


Larkin statue

(‘Big Jim’ Larkin died was born 150 years ago on the 28th January 1874). What follows is an unedited extract from an essay by Joe Mooney and the late Sarah Lundberg, completed as part of the Alternative Visions Oral History Project. The final essay was one of two they contributed to “100 Years Later: The …

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Dec 10

The SS Hare : A tale of solidarity, hope and stout

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The SS Hare was a steamship built in 1886 at Barclay Curle & Co. shipyard in Glasgow for G&J Burns Ltd. In 1899 ownership was transferred to George Lowen of Manchester. In partnership with Dublin business man D.J. Stewart, Lowen had established The Dublin & Manchester Steamship Company In 1897. Stewart was also the owner of the …

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Apr 23

Sean O’Casey and the 1916 Rising : A prisoner in ‘the Merchants’ , and a ‘cup of scald’

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“I thought that no man liveth and dieth to himself, so I put behind what I thought and what I did , the panorama of the world I lived in- the things that made me.”    Sean O’Casey (1948) Between 1939 and 1955 Sean O’Casey published six volumes of Autobiography. The first three in particular contain …

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Sep 15

1913 Merchants Road Evictions commemorated


A wonderful commemoration event to mark the Merchants Road evictions took place this past weekend. In 1913 over sixty workers and their family members were evicted by their employer, the Merchants Warehousing Company during the Lockout. In this centenary year we remember them, and have commemorated these people and their sacrifice and courage. Here are …

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Sep 12

1913 Lockout – Merchants Road evictions The Dunne and Coombes family stories recalled


Waiting for the Bailiffs This coming weekend, on Sunday 15th September, a major commemoration of East Walls Lockout evictions is taking place. Sixty two workers and their families were evicted from company owned houses on Merchants Road, in what we believe to be the single largest eviction in the history of Dublin City. An examination …

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