Mondays at the Mess
Monday 1st July 2019 at 11am
The Workhouse of the South Dublin Union
Lecturer: Davis Coakley
Held in Richmond Barracks, Dublin 8 (http://www.richmondbarracks.ie/find-us/)
The lecture will discuss the formation of the workhouse system in Ireland with particular reference to the formation of the workhouse of the South Dublin Union in 1840.
During the Easter rebellion of 1916 the workhouse was occupied by the 4th Battalion of the Irish Volunteers and two battles were fought in the grounds during Easter week.
In the 1970s the site became St James’ Hospital.
Approx duration of talks: 1 hr.
Tickets €5 which includes tea/coffee & scone can be booked through Eventbrite.