Citizens Lockout 1913 to 2013 Saturday 31 August 2013
Episode 4 - Defeat- January 1914
By the end of January 1914 the Lockout ended with a decisive and crushing victory for the employers. Many leave Dublin to seek work in English cities and the striking girls and women from Jacobs are worst off. Most do not get work again and those that do are not allowed back until April. “And for women to walk down the quays in cold, miserable weather, without adequate clothes, to collect the parcel of food, was degrading... They lost their belongings, and they pawned everything they had. Many ended up losing their homes because they were evicted.” Ann Matthews
Actor Ronnie McCann voices James Connolly’s prophetic words; ‘Dublin is isolated’ and we hear from Connolly’s great grandson James Connolly Heron and from Larkin’s great grandchildren, Jim and Aoife Breslin. Historians Emmet O’ Connor, Padraig Yeates, Theresa Moriarty, Ann Mathews and Diarmaid Ferriter vividly describe events while author Ruth Dudley Edwards, a biographer of Connolly assesses the leadership of Connolly, Larkin and Constance Markievicz.