This special walking tour honours some of the many women who were important in the rebellious years from 1911 to 1916, notably the 1913 Lockout and 1916 Rising. We will also remember the laundry women of the Irish Women Workers Union (IWWU), who successfully struck for a week’s paid holiday.
We’ll bring you to key stories and places, including Jacob’s biscuit factory on Bishop Street, the Women’s Suffrage campaign, the ‘Antient Concert Rooms’ on Great Brunswick [now Pearse] St, and ending at the new Rosie Hackett bridge and Liberty Hall.
Many of these great women were writers and journalists. We’re delighted that Dublin branches of the National Union of Journalists are remembering them, and supporting this tour.
Choose from Sunday afternoon, or a special tour on Tuesday lunchtime, ending near the bridge in time for the opening, for those who have tickets for the event.
We meet at the former Jacob’s factory – on the steps of DIT Aungier St. We recommend comfy walking shoes and rain gear – and we’ll walk rain or shine! The tour lasts about 2 hours and note, that it ends at Liberty Hall.
For more information, read ‘These Obstreperous Lassies: a history of the Irish women’s workers union’,by Mary Jones, and the the online history of the IWWU. For more on 1913, see the 1913 Committee blog, and the 1913 Tapestry, and read ‘The 1913 Lockout’ by Padraig Yeates.
Book this tour! We can also provide this tour for private groups – get in touch, using the Contact button (on the right), and we’ll be happy to discuss running the tour for your group.
Supported by: the National Union of Journalists (NUJ)
This tour was commissioned by the IWWU commemorative committee and the Rosie Hackett Bridge campaign. Thanks to NUJ support the ticket price is discounted; the remaining charge helps to cover costs.
Do you have questions about Obstreperous Lassies walking tour: the rebellious women of 1913-1916? Contact Ingenious Ireland in association with the NUJ