EVENTS TO CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY OF SLIGO DOCK STRIKE OF 1913

Posted: April 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

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Events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the famous Sligo Dock Strike of 1913 will take place in Sligo on Wednesday the 1st of May

A May Day commemorative ceremony under the auspices of the United Left will be held at 8.00.p.m. in New Street, near the former home of the 1913 Union Leader John Lynch. Following the ceremony at 8.30.p.m. Dr John Cunningham (author and historian NUI Galway), and Mr Brian Scanlon (I.T.G.W.U. and SIPTU activist) will talk on “The Great Sligo Dock Strike of 1913”, in the Glasshouse Hotel. Members of the public are encouraged to attend both events.

Speaking today Cllr Declan Bree said “While 1913 is regarded as the foundation stone of the modern Dublin labour movement it must be pointed out that it is also the foundation stone of the modern socialist and trade union movement in Sligo and the North West.

“The Dublin…

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