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May Day webinar: Revolution? Ireland from below, c.1919-1923
April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This webinar, hosted by the Irish Centre for Histories of Labour and Class and the Moore Institute, looks at Ireland from below in the Revolutionary period. During the Irish struggle for independence, and underpinning that struggle, a number of grassroots social movements – including general strikes, land seizures, and the munitions boycott by transport workers – developed. In recent commemorative events, this aspect of the history of the period has frequently been overlooked. The panel will discuss various social struggles of 1919-1923, considering the objectives of those involved, their notions of justice and equity, and their connections with political and military organisations.
- Dr Anne Boran
- Francis Devine
- Dr Terry Dunne
- Ms Moira Leyden
- Dr Peter Rigney
Dr John Cunningham, Director – ICHLC
Followed by the launch of Peter Rigney’s How Railwaymen and Dockers Defied an Empire: The Irish Munitions Embargo of 1920, launched by Tish Gibbons.
To attend, please register via: https://nuigalway-ie.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VfbdNcjSSD6fx9B9UIhplA. The session will also be streamed live on the Moore Institute’s Facebook page.