The dispute involved some 20,000 workers and lasted from 26 August 1913 to 18 January 1914. It is often viewed as the most severe and significant industrial dispute in Irish history.
Video of a special programme made by RTÉ on the Lockout. Forms part of the excellent Century Ireland website.
Covers Women & Children in the Lockout; Soup Kitchens; Music of the Lockout; Jim Larkin & the Lockout.
Online resource supporting an exhibition at the National Library. Great images, interactive maps, cartoons from the period and videos of experts speaking about the Lockout.
See how the events of 'Bloody Sunday' were reported the day after the riots of Sunday 31 August 1913. (Available free through the Schools Broadband Network.)
The Dictionary has a huge database of biographical detail on Irish personalities. Do a general search or view entries for Jim Larkin; William Martin Murphy; James Connolly and Patrick T Daly. (Available free through the Schools Broadband Network.)
Short biographies of some of the key players from a Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) website.
Search on scoilnet for 'lockout' and you will find many resources with descriptions written by Irish teachers. Here is a selection:
detailed account of the events and personalities in the 1913 labour dispute. Covers Larkin v Murphy, Bloody Sunday, the strikes and lockout, the Nationalist response, the Irish Citizen Army, and the municipal elections.View full description
Strand: Later Modern Ireland
Strand unit: 3 Sovereignty 1912-1949
Suggestions for use: This is very detailed but may be all students require to study the subject. Teachers could prepare some key questions to accompany a reading of the article.
Detailed examination of the case study from Cork Multitext project with primary documents images and bios. Comprehensive resource with chronology and narrative as well.View full description
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