06 September 2013

Dublin church commemorates 1913 workers Lockout

The current edition of the Church of Ireland Gazette [6 September 2013] carries the following three-column news report on page 3:

Dublin church commemorates 1913 workers Lockout

A seminar to commemorate the 1913 Dublin Lockout will take place in Whitechurch parish Old Schools in the grounds of the church on Thursday 19th September, at 8.00 pm.

The seminar will focus on the Revd R.M. Gwynn and his medical doctor wife, Eileen, who are buried in Whitechurch graveyard. Mr Gwynn gave significant support to workers during the Lockout.

The speakers will include Archbishop Michael Jackson who will address the subject of ‘Gwynn, the Educationalist’; Canon Patrick Comerford, who will talk on ‘Gwynn, the Priest’, and Padraig Yeates will give a talk about ‘The Lockout 1913’.

The evening – a local contribution to the centenary commemorations of the Lockout which occur in the autumn – will start with a short commemorative ceremony at the Gwynn grave in the church grounds at 7.45 pm, followed by the seminar.

The Church of Ireland has established an Historical Commemorations Working Group (HCWG) to enable a wide range of interested parties to discuss and reflect on many of the significant political and constitutional events which dominated public life in the period 1912-1922.

The HCWG has orghanised a one-day symposium on the 1913 Dublin Lockout in Liberty Hall, Dublin, on Saturday 16th November, from 10.30 am–3.00 pm (Gazette, 7th June, page 3).

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