The Dublin Lockout

 August 2013 - Autumn 2014

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.

Our free exhibition runs from August 2013 to Autumn 2014, and examines the background, events and aftermath of the conflict. The exhibition is part of a coordinated programme of events organised to commemorate the Dublin Lockout, and explore its contemporary resonance, as part of the Decade of Commemorations. It is a partnership between the National Library of Ireland and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ 1913 Commemoration Committee.

The exhibition draws upon our extensive historical and literary collections. It combines original documents, such as Jim Larkin’s hastily scribbled advice to union colleagues on the eve of “Bloody Sunday”, with multimedia presentations. Through the exhibition, visitors can share the experiences of those who lived through the Lockout, gaining a greater understanding of the issues facing the people of Dublin in  1913, and hear the opinions of present day commentators through short films and interactive touch screens.

The Dublin Lockout runs at No 2 Kildare Street until Autumn 2014. Admission is free.

To learn more about the exhibition click here.

Opening Hours

Mon - Wed: 9.30am - 7.45pm
Thurs & Fri: 9.30am - 4.45pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 4.30pm 
Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:45pm

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