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Join us for International Women's Day 2015! This special walking tour celebrates some of the many women who were important in the rebellious years from 1911 to 1916, notably the 1913 Lockout and 1916 Rising. We will also remember the laundry women of the Irish Women Workers Union (IWWU), who successfully struck for a week's paid holiday.
Our route traces some of the key stories and places, including Jacob's biscuit factory on Bishop Street, the Women's Suffrage campaign, the 'Antient Concert Rooms' on Great Brunswick [now Pearse] St, and ending at the new Rosie Hackett bridge and Liberty Hall.
We meet at the former Jacob's factory – on the steps of DIT Aungier St. We recommend comfy walking shoes and rain gear – and we'll walk rain or shine! The tour lasts about 2 hours and note, that it ends at Liberty Hall.
Would you like a private tour? We can also provide this tour for your group -- get in touch, using the Contact button (on the right), and we'll be happy to discuss a private tour.
For more information, read 'These Obstreperous Lassies: a history of the Irish women's workers union', by Mary Jones, and the the online history of the IWWU. For more on 1913, see the 1913 Committee blog, and the 1913 Tapestry, and read 1913 Lockout by Padraig Yeates.
This tour was commissioned by the IWWU commemorative committee and the Rosie Hackett Bridge campaign. Thanks to their support, tickets for this IWD tour are at a special discounted price.
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Our guides are passionate about Dublin's ingenious past. Expert and enthusiastic, they can't wait to tell you their favourite stories! For more info, see our walking tours webpage