Category Archives: Political History

Dublin Museum Hunt 2014

For all those feeling energetic on Saturday 21 June 2014: Dublin Museum Hunt 2014. Advertisements

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The Baton Charge! Batons from the National Museum

We are at the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Lockout, undoubtedly the most significant labour unrest in Irish history.  One of the most notorious incidents, the DMP Baton Charge, took place on Sunday 31 August in O’Connell Street. The iconic … Continue reading

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Conor Dodd on Henrietta Street Men in WWI

As Gertie Keane pointed out in her recent blog entry (The Census, Mobility and Henrietta Street), the residents of the tenements in Henrietta Street had a strong connection to the British Army. For Irish men of the period there were … Continue reading

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Jill Unkel on ‘Fashion at the [Horse] Show’

One of the leading French fashion magazines of the early twentieth century – Journal des Dames et des Modes – noted in May 1913 that: ‘More and more our Parisian racecourses are branches of the showrooms of our great artists … Continue reading

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In the News – The Burning Irish Issues

The Irish issues that were dominating the headlines were the imminent passing of the Home Rule Bill and the dispute over the foundation of a new municipal gallery in Dublin to house Hugh Lane’s collection of pictures. The demand for … Continue reading

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In the News – Militancy

During the summer of 1913 ‘Militancy’ (action by Suffragettes) made regular appearances in The Irish Times. Their action took on many forms, from the dramatic death of Emily Wilding Davison at the Epsom Derby in June 1913, to the more … Continue reading

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In the News – The Second Balkan War

During the First Balkan War, the Balkan League (Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro and Greece) succeeded in driving out the Ottoman Empire from its European provinces (Albania, Macedonia, Sandžak and Thrace), leaving the Ottomans with only the Çatalca and Gallipoli peninsulas. The … Continue reading

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