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LEIXLIP CONNECTION TO THE GREAT LOCKOUT

Leixlip Connection and The Great Lockout, 1913

Tony Maher from Leixlip sent us a wonderful family photo and caption which connects Kildare to the Great Lockout of 1913.
 

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'His grandfather Edward Maher had to close his grocery shop in Main St. Leixlip because he gave out credit to his costumers during the 1913 Larkin strike. After selling his business to his brother-in-law Joe Dowdall, he went on to work in Guinness's Brewery in 1914 filling in for a Guinness worker who was on leave from the brewery, fighting in WWI. When the worker retuned from in 1917, Tony's grandfather secured other employment, as a clerk with Kildare County Council until he died in 1936. Dowdall's shop continued in business until the early 1980's.'

Tony Maher from Leixlip sent us a wonderful family photo and caption which connects Kildare to the Great Lockout of 1913.


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