Fortnight in review: Pictorial highlights

18th September - 1st October


Catch up with the top stories over the past fortnight . Click on images for full stories.

19th September - Press dispute over the Lockout

William Martin Murphy, the leader of the employers’ federation, has been accused by Alderman J.C. McWalter of Dublin Corporation, of being ‘the immediate cause of the present labour unrest’ in Dublin.

(Photo: Image reproduced courtesy of Dublin City Public Library)

20th September - Dublin Municipal Art Gallery project abandoned

The proposed Dublin Municipal Art Gallery will not be built across the River Liffey. After another – final – debate at Dublin Corporation the proposal to build the gallery was defeated by 32 votes to 25.

(Photo: © Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane)

20th September - Longford man cured at Lourdes

The Irish National Pilgrimage to Lourdes has ended with reports of a miracle cure for a Longford man who was one of 3,000 pilgrims who left the country earlier this month.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 20 September 1913)

20th September - Lockout brings Dublin city centre to standstill

Businesses in Dublin city centre have reported a huge drop-off in trade as the Lockout enters its fourth week. It has gotten so bad that The Freeman’s Journal has labelled Dublin the 'idle city'.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 6 September 1913)

21st September - Amateur golfer wins US Open

Mr Francis Ouimet has beaten the leading British professionals, Harry Vardon and Ted Ray, to win the US Open, which was played at Worcester Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

(Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA)

23rd September - Patrick Ford, leading Irish American and editor of the Irish World, has died

Patrick Ford, who was born in 1805 in Galway, left Ireland when he was eight years old, began work as an errand boy before moving into the world of printing.

(Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA)

25th September - Another Albanian attack

Albanian forces have made another attack on Serbia. It appears that an Albanian force, some 6,000 strong crossed the border into Serbia, in the Black Drin district and have moved forward as far as the Djuma region. The smaller Serbian forces are said to be in retreat.

(Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA)

26th September - Frenchman flies upside-down

Adolphe Pégoud, a French airman, gave an exhibition of upside-flying at an airshow at the motor-racing circuit and aerodrome at Brooklands in Surrey yesterday.


27th September - Provisional Government for Ulster formed in Belfast

Sir Edward Carson today conducted a review of the Belfast Divisions of the Ulster Volunteer Force at the Balmoral Showgrounds, which lie on the outskirts of Belfast. The Belfast Telegraph has reported that 12,000 men, drilled and efficient, took part in the event.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 4 October 1913)


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