The Robert Tressell Festival

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The Robert Tressell Festival

A day of debate, song and drama celebrating the author of The Ragged Trousered Philantropists, Robert Noonan. Sat, 6th May in Liberty Hall.

By Robert Tressell Festival Committee

When and where

Date and time

Sat, 6 May 2023 18:30 - 22:30 IST


Liberty Hall Theatre 1 Eden Quay Dublin 1 Ireland

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About this event

Trade union leader Mick Lynch (RMT) is to give the keynote address at a Robert Tressell Festival, which will be held in Liberty Hall, Dublin on May. 06, 2023.

Please note: Our Day of Discussion, Drama and Song kick off at 11am and is FREE OF CHARGE. All welcome.

Our evening event is strictly ticket only. Doors open at 18.30 - Show starts at 19.15 sharp. Tickets 15euro.

The event, will include discussions around the themes raised in the book The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Noonan, who was born in Dublin but who wrote the book under the pen name Robert Tressell, while working in England.

The day long festival will include seminars on various subjects, including the life of Noonan, trade union responses to immigration and integration, and the organisation of low-paid workers.

Speakers listed for the day include Darragh Lynch of folk group Lankum, Karan Casey, and Labour historian, John Callow.

The evening ticket only event will kick off at 7pm, with doors opening at 6.30pm and be hosted by Three Castles Burning Presenter, and renowned historian, Donal Fallon.

A full bar is available to serve refreshments on the night.

Thanks to our supporting organisations ICTU, Connect, SIPTU, INMO, Fórsa, IFUT, GMB, ASTI, INTO, UNITE, NUJ and Tribune Magazine (UK)

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