Monthly Archives: November 2015

Upcoming seminar Tues 1 Dec

On Tuesday, 1 Dec., 4 pm, in ICHLC seminar series, Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley will speak on ‘Women’s rights and child welfare in Ireland, 1922-2014’. The seminar takes place in Room GO11, Hardiman Research (Library) Building, NUI Galway. All are welcome. … Continue reading

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Remembering Noel Browne 1915-1997: Reflections on Radicalism, Welfare and Social Change in Modern Ireland

The Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour & Class held a very successful conference over Friday and Saturday 13-14 November 2015 to mark the centenary of the birth of Dr Noel Browne. The proceedings were recorded and are available … Continue reading

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The Ashes of Joe Hill

“My body? Oh, if I could choose / I would to ashes it reduce, / And let the merry breezes blow, / My dust to where some flowers grow.” The great labour troubadour, JOE HILL, was executed in Salt Lake … Continue reading

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‘Don’t mourn, organise’: Joe Hill’s Funeral

  Joe Hill was executed 100 years ago today. His funeral in Chicago was attended by tens of thousands of mourners, amongst them Irish labour leader Jim Larkin, who gave one of the funeral orations. Below is the text of … Continue reading

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Workers’ Soviet Creameries

A rare piece of information on the ‘Workers Soviet Creameries’ of Munster – occupations of the Cleeve Brothers creameries in 1922 – comes in the form of a letter from Thomas O’Dwyer, general manager on behalf of the Council of … Continue reading

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