The 1913 Lockout was the spark that lit the Irish revolutionary movement, that culminated in the 1916 Rising, War of Independence and eventual freedom for Ireland. James Connolly led a movement which rejected the terrible conditions of employment that workers were subjected to: a strike was followed by an employer-led lockout, which grabbed the headlines worldwide.
Expore the subject through graphic novels, children's historical fiction and Gary Granville's history of the time and events.
When Liam, a poor eleven-year-old boy, and Nora, a rich ten-year-old girl meet at a Feis Ceol, an unlikely bond is formed - a bond that leads to a friendship spanning the deeply divided city that was Dublin in 1913.
It’s summer 1913 and Betty Rafferty has had to leave school aged 14. She is lucky to gets a job in a sweet shop, but is bored and looks with envy at her customers who attend the nearby posh girls school. But life in Dublin becomes anything but boring when industrial unrest brings the city to a halt.