The website covers the history of the 1913 Lockout and subsequent strike in detail. Dozens of documents accompany the main essays. These can be geared towards students of different abilities and used for class discussions. A  flash photo gallery shows Dublin as it was in 1913: the city, its workers, and their living conditions. Contemporary cartoons and newspapers record the headlines of the day. Charts record the city’s mortality rates and percentage of slum housing in the city. An accompanying timeline provides a short summary of events.

What You Need

All necessary resources are provided on the website (documents, essays, photos, charts etc.). The webpages can be printed, shown on a digital projector in the classroom or in a dedicated computer lab.

Curriculum Addressed

Leaving Certificate History (Revised curriculum) Case Study (Transition Year/Leaving Certificate)


Author: Tomás Anthony O’Riordan
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