A Letter from Rathangan

This webinar explores the role of the Labour Movement during the War of Independence, and also marks the 1920 Belfast Pogrom.

Alice's RestaurantNaas

Event Details

  • Sat 10 Oct  2020
  • 10.00am - 12.30pm

  • Venue Details
    Alice's Restaurant

    Moat Mall

A Letter from Rathangan

Marking the 1920 General Strike and the Belfast Pogrom

Saturday October 10th 2020

This webinar takes as its starting point a letter, received in ITGWU HQ on April 16th 1920, from W. Byrne, Branch Secretary ITGWU Rathangan. Among other things, Byrne describes the actions taken by ITGWU members in Rathangan as part of the General Strike in support of the hunger strikers in Mountjoy.

Featuring presentations by Padraig Yeates and Brian Hanley, it will explore the  role of the Labour movement during the War of Independence. It will also mark the 1920 Belfast Pogrom which was not just an attack on Catholics in the shipyards but was also an attack on 'rotten prods' and on trade unionism.

Padraig Yeates, is a journalist and author of Lockout: Dublin 1913 and A City in Turmoil: Dublin 1919-1921.

Brian Hanley is a writer and historian, currently teaching at Trinity College Dublin. His most recent book is The Impact of the Troubles on the Republic of Ireland (Manchester, 2018).

This will be a virtual event via Zoom. For further information email creativerathanganmeitheal@gmail.com Updates will be posted on the Creative Rathangan Meitheal Facebook Page. 

This event is supported by an award from Kildare Co Co/Creative Ireland’s 2020 Bursary Awards. 

This is a Zoom Webinar

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