Monday 27 March 2017

Talk on 'Big Jim' Larkin

WITH the centenary of the 1913 Lockout on the horizon, and Dublin City Council choosing James Plunkett's epic "Strumpet City" as its book of the year for its "One City, One Book," initiative, Muskerry Local History Society will hold a timely talk entitled The Story of Big Jim Larkin next Tuesday, April 16.

Cork City Councillor Mick Barry will present the highlights of the life of Jim Larkin, a dynamic leader of the Irish working class, a founder member of the ITGWU and the Labour Party and colleague of 1916 patriot James Connolly. Jim Larkin (1876-1947) is best known as leader of the Dublin workers in the 1913 Lockout, the 100th anniversary of which is celebrated this year.

The lecture will take place in the Ballincollig Rugby Club's Tanner Park Clubhouse at 8pm. Admission is €3.00 for non-members for the lecture and all are welcome

Crossbarry anniversary

THE 92th Anniversary Commemoration of the battle of Crossbarry will take place at the monument, Crossbarry on Sunday, April 7 at 2pm.

Guest Speaker is Senator Mark Daly from Kenmare. A meal and musical evening will take place at Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon from 3.30pm. Tickets €20.


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