As part of their ongoing commemorations programme the Waterford Commemorations
Committee are hosting a seminar on May 4th in the Park Hotel, Dungarvan to mark the Farm
Labourers’ strike of 100 years ago in 1923.
Attendance at the seminar is free of charge.
The half day seminar involves presentations by Dr Emmett O’Connor, Dr Pat McCarthy, Dr Terry Dunne and Kieran Allen exploring topics such as the context for the strike in Waterford, intervention of the National Army, agricultural workers and the Irish revolution and the role of women in Labour History.
Chair of Waterford Commemorations Committee Michael Farrell said “ This seminar
explores a period of incendiarism in Waterford and explores the Farm Labourers Strike in
the wider context of the labour movement, and the path taken by the new Irish Free State in
its early days in relation to this attempt by workers to fight to have their voices heard.”
The seminar will be followed by launch of the Waterford Commemorations Website
Waterford1916to1923.ie and a GIS story Map detailing events and casualties of the Civil
War in Waterford.
Waterford’s Commemorations programme is funded by the Department of
Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries