Working Women’s Walking Tour
The Industrial Revolution of the 19th Century resulted in large numbers of working class women being employed outside the home in often abject conditions – while their middle-class counterparts moved to the Dublin suburbs. The Nationalist and Workers’ struggles of the early 1900’s mobilised women – who played a vital role in the 1913 Lockout and were given equal status to men in the Irish Citizen Arm. An era of unprecedented empowerment for women, who were then betrayed in the 1937 constitution which held within it Article 41.2.1: “the State recognises that by her life within the home, woman gives to the State a support without which the common good cannot be achieved”. This Article remains to this day.
This short walking tour is organised by SIPTU. SIPTU is Ireland’s Largest Trade Union and is headquartered in Liberty Hall on Eden Quay where the tour begins.
Meeting point: Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, North City, Dublin 1
Tour times: 6pm, lasting 2 hours 30 minutes.
Bookings for this tour will go live at 10am on Tuesday, 5th September, when the full Culture Night Supported Tours Programme is published. Booking is essential for these tours as places are limited.