The Dublin Lockout

On the Horizon at the NLI The Dublin Lockout opens on 21 August (after 2.00 pm) 

Ireland in 1913 was a country in turmoil, divided by the issue of Home Rule – self government for the country.   Against this backdrop, a violent industrial conflict took centre stage: The Dublin Lockout. 

A free exhibition at the National Library of Ireland will open on 22 August 2013 and run until 30 March 2014. The exhibition examines the background, events and aftermath of the conflict.

Drawing upon the NLI’s extensive historical and literary collections, the exhibition combines original documents and contemporary technology to interpret the events of 1913 for today's audience.  Jim Larkin’s hastily scribbled advice to union colleagues on the eve of “Bloody Sunday”, Sean O’Casey’s reminiscences of his involvement in the labour struggle as a young man and the original manuscript of WB Yeats’ “September 1913” are all on display. You can also share the experiences of those who lived through the Dublin Lockout and hear the opinions of present day commentators through short films and interactive touch screens.

Exhibition supported by Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU)

The Dublin Lockout, runs at No 2 Kildare Street until 30 March 2014. Admission is free.

Opening Hours

Mon - Wed: 9.30am - 7.45pm
Thurs & Fri: 9.30am - 4.45pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 4.30pm 
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

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