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A shared tenement story from Jim Meade …

I came across your site while researching my old primary school, Weavers Square Convent. I was an ATGWU shop steward at my job in Dublin during the late 70s early 80s and learned a great deal about the 1913 Lockout as … Continue reading

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Karol Mullaney-Dignam “Larkin’ about”

One hundred years ago, the Weekly Irish Times featured a regular column entitled ‘The Jokers Corner’ comprising prizewinning jokes by readers from around the country. Jokes were submitted on postcards addressed to ‘Joke’, Weekly Irish Times, 31 Westmoreland Street, Dublin, … Continue reading

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Bairds of the Revolution

The Lockout has inspired some great tunes. Francis Devine sings “Who fears to wear the blood red badge” Mark’s Men sing “Jim Larkin” Thanks to Allan for sharing this taster of The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock’s “Lockout”, a new … Continue reading

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‘My Grandad’ by Stella Larkin McConnon

The sun beams danced as I trudged upThose worn out steps so long agoMy small hand in my Mother’s claspedSafely with loving confidence Suddenly a man appearedA giant silhouette he seemedThe light shone round him as he spokeThis was my … Continue reading

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Dear Sean O’Casey by Camille Peat (age 11)

“Dear Dublin Tenement Experience, my name is Camille Peat, age 11. The Abbey Theatre actors came to my school and reenacted some of the Dublin Tenement Experience with us. I was inspired to write this short story to Sean O’Casey, … Continue reading

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Diana Hope finds her roots in 14 Henrietta Street

My interest in the name Dillon and in Henrietta Street began on the death of my mother Annie Dillon in 1983. She always professed to be Scottish, we accepted that, as all her kin live in Scotland and still do. … Continue reading

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Caitriona Ennis writes with passion about Rosie Hackett

It started with a simple ‘No’ …. A young factory girl standing up to the injustice of her time simply saying no, refusing to back down and continuing to fight for the plight of others for over 60 years. Rosie … Continue reading

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