The Dublin Lockout

Pádraig Yeates, author of Lockout: Dublin 1913 will give a lecture on The Dublin Lockout.

The lecture is part of the NLI’s BiblioFiles series. The series provides a platform for writers, academics and others who have used the NLI's facilities to talk about their research and other work they have carried out at the library.

This lecture is being organised conjunction with the NLI exhibition The Dublin Lockout (August 2013 – March 2014).

This is an evening event, so I hope even more people will be able to enjoy a meetup. I will, as per usual, hang about the main entrance, trying to look approachable, with long dark hair, dark glasses. Jennifer, 0879616576.

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  • Carmel Moran K.

    The Dublin Lockout was very informative , I learnt details about James Connolly and Jim Larkin that I had not realised .

    September 25, 2013

  • Grzegorz

    I enjoyed the lecture despite lack of sleep and I enjoyed even more questions and answers - the lecturer certainly knew his onions. What makes a difference in such events for listeners is not to limit yourself to reading notes in a monotonous tone and this common malaise of academics has been avoided. The second important thing is not to overload listeners with information and this has also been brilliantly achieved; as a result I was able to absorb the important data which I retained in my memory, like the weekly expenses of an average worker in Dublin in 1913 (amazingly, less than 30% of the weekly expenses of an unskilled worker was rent - 2s 6d for rent and 2s for fuel, light and heating, out of 18s of a weekly salary - this figure for me was 46% in 2006 for the cheapest room - so not a whole flat for the entire family - available in Dublin as a relatively skilled worker! - and their expenses did not seem to have include taxes! - is this progress?

    1 · September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I find Meetup notices are blocked on the bus as well

    September 24, 2013

  • anita

    Sorry for the late notice - I tried to change my RSVP today in work when I knew I wouldn't make it and it wouldn't let me - I think the job might have had some block on it or something? Anyhow, sorry I can't make this tonight as I was looking forward to it but something has come up that I need to do instead :( enjoy everyone

    September 24, 2013

  • Brendan

    Indeed Berni , who cares ha .
    Thanks for your help anyway , had a cornea graft some years ago ,not doing too bad , manage to avoid the lampost,s when on the footpath .
    No seriously I dont have the benifit of a laptop or desktop so trying to get the script write , ( right ) proves quite difficult on a swipe phone the size of a cigerrete box .
    One would almost need a microscope , ha .
    Thanks again Berni .

    September 23, 2013

  • Bernie G.

    Ahh..... potatoe /pota(h)toe - it's 'entails' , but who cares .....F7...spellcheck!!!

    1 · September 23, 2013

  • Brendan

    Hi all ,
    am unsure should my spelling of the word . . . intails or . . . be . . . entails ?
    am.of the opinion it should have been spelt . . . entails !
    anyone . . . out there ? ha .

    September 23, 2013

  • Brendan

    Hi Jennifer & Flora
    Brendan here , it is great to be able to attend tuesaday evenings lecture on the Lockout and all it intails .
    Was wondering , do we need tickets for the event ?
    Thanks .

    September 23, 2013

  • Carmel Moran K.

    Hi Jennifer, I am asking the same question ? I am too late to R.S.V.P. and would love to attend on Tuesday.

    September 23, 2013

  • Susy

    Really interesting time in history.

    September 23, 2013

  • Bernie S

    Hi Jennifer. Do I need to book this or just turn up on Tues? Bernie

    September 22, 2013

  • Paul

    Hi, I'll be there. My first event, whoop!!

    September 15, 2013

  • Christophermc K.

    love to join in

    September 4, 2013

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