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    The arrival of the SS Hare on 27 September 1913

    The arrival of the SS Hare on 27 September 1913

    A month into the Dublin Lockout, almost 20,000 workers had been put out of their jobs and faced trying to survive on their weekly strike pay of 5 shillings. Some 80,000 men, women and children were affected and thousands were starving. The British TUC decided they couldn’t stand idly by and pledged to send food aid to the capital. 100 years ago this week, the SS Hare set sail for Dublin with a cargo of £5,000 in food supplies.  The ship was met by huge crowds eagerly waiting on the docks.   The Arrival of the SS Hare by historian, Niamh Puirseil ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0929/476635-the-history-show-sunday-29-september-2013/?clipid=1319270

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