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A bridge for Rosie Hackett

When

Tuesday 20 August 2013

18.30

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Where

The Connolly Hall, Liberty Hall, Dublin,

Details

Dublin City has 16 bridges over the River Liffey and not one is named after a woman. Join the campaign to have trade unionist Rosie Hackett added to the roll call of the city's heroes.

This meeting will call on Dublin City Council to name the new Marlborough Street bridge after Rosie Hackett.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Tara Flynn, comedienne and actress
  • Dr. Mary McAuliffe historian and lecturer on Irish Women’s History at UCD Women’s Studies
  • Rita Fagan, Dublin Community Activist
  • Padraig Yeates, author of Lockout: Dublin 1913

At the age of 18, Dubliner Rosie Hackett (1892-1976) led the strike that won a pay rise for 3,000 women in Jacobs Factory. In 1911, she co-founded the Irish Women Workers Union. She took part in the 1913 Dublin Lockout and fought for the Irish Citizen Army during the 1916 Rising.

In 1976, she died having given the workers' movement 60 years of sterling service.

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Tags: , Ireland, dublin lock-out, Rosie Hackett, women