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FEDERATION OF LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETIES

FEDERATION OF LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETIES

JOINT SEMINAR WITH FEDERATION FOR ULSTER LOCAL STUDIES

GROSVENOR HOUSE – BELFAST - SAT. 16th. APRIL 2011

“EMERGING LABOUR MOVEMENTS IN IRELAND 1900-1923”

As part of the joint programme between the two federations we have organised a one day seminar which will focus on the theme of Labour and the Trade Unions in the period 1900 to 1923. This was a turbulent period in Irish history which involved much industrial unrest including strikes and lockouts, the War of Independence and the Civil War. Internationally the world was at war with far reaching effects on people  and society in Ireland.
 A number of leading historians will review recent scholarship on the events of those years and discuss how far working class interests played second fiddle to the constitutional and political divisions of the time.

PROGRAMME

10.00 – 10.30         Registration

10.30 – 11.30        Alexander Bowman –a labour pioneer in Belfast City politics.
                                  Speaker:  Mr.Terence Bowman – Journalist and Writer.

11.30 – 12.30        William Walker and the “Chinese Slavery” question in Belfast
                               1903 -1907.
                                  Speaker: Dr. Emmet O’Connor – Lecturer in History at UU,     
                                  Magee.

12.30 – 13.30        “Walker, Larkin and Connelly: the misfortunes on Labour in
                              the frontier society of Belfast 1907- 1914”
                                 Speaker: Mr. John Grey – Historian and former Chief Librarian     
                                 in the Linen Hall Library.          

13.30 – 14.30        Lunch

14.30 – 15.30        Dublin Labour – from Lockout to the 1918 Sinn Fein landslide.
                                  Padraig Yeates: Journalist, Writer and Trade Unionist.

15.30- 16.30          “Labour in Crisis in Belfast and Ulster 1918 – 1922”
                                  Dr. Peter Collins – History Lecturer - St. Mary’s University
                                  College, Belfast.

 

Note:  There will be an opportunity for questions and answers at the end of each talk.
                                  
                                                                                                                                   
Cost:    Delegate fee is €22. This includes the seminar and lunch which will be provided in Grosvenor House.

Transport – Train: Delegates are responsible for their own travel arrangements.  For those wishing to travel from Dublin there is a 7.35 am train from Connelly Station which arrives at Belfast Central Station at 9.45 am. It is a short journey and there is a regular bus service from the station to the City Hall. It is a short walk from the City Hall to Grosvenor House. This allows ample time to get to the Conference Centre at Grosvenor House in time for the start of business. Return trains from Belfast to Dublin are 16.10; 18.10 and 20.10.

Transport - Car: For those travelling by car there are car parking facilities in Grosvenor House and this is free.

Grosvenor House: This is located at number 5 Glengall Street, Belfast, which is very central and just off Great Victoria Street. A good reference point is the Europa Hotel which is just beside it. Also adjacent to it are Great Victoria Train and Bus stations. 

 

REPLY SLIP


Name of Society:         ________________________________________________

Name of Delegate(s):  ________________________________________________
                                    
                                     ________________________________________________

Delegate fee €22 (includes lunch), payable to the Federation of Local History Societies should be sent to Larry Breen, 8 The Paddocks, Naas, Co. Kildare by Friday 8th April 2011.

 

FEDERATION OF LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETIES JOINT SEMINAR WITH FEDERATION FOR ULSTER LOCAL STUDIES


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