President Michael D. Higgins led the commemoration of the 1913 Lockout which took place on Saturday 31 August– the centenary of ‘Bloody Sunday’, 1913 – at the Larkin memorial on O’Connell Street, Dublin. The commemoration, which began at 12.30 pm and to which the public were invited, included a wreath laying by the president, followed by a minute’s silence; re-enactments by community groups; a number of musical performances; readings from Strumpet City by well-known actors and pieces of drama including an excerpt from ANU Productions’ Living the Lockout; and the performance of a scene from James Plunkett’s play The Risen People.
From Century Ireland: How was Ireland policed in 1913?
From History Ireland: The Larkin memorial.
To read The Irish Times’ supplement Locked out, click here.
To visit the National Library’s online exhibition on the Lockout, click here.