Lockout, Dublin 1913: Interview with Padraig Yeates

May 11, 2012 § 6 Comments

Author of the authoritative and substantial account, Lockout: Dublin 1913, the journalist, Padraig Yeates has been interviewed over six chapters, outlining the build up, resulting events and the subsequent impact of the Lockout. Linked below in the final chapter, Yeates argues how with the actions of 1913 were deemed an ‘heroic failure within the nationalist pantheon’ and as a result, the socialist ideals of the movement were subsequently ‘hijacked’ in favour of the same nationalist agenda in the overthrow of colonial dominance. However, with the forthcoming centenary, Yeates advocates a need to ‘reclaim’, in their fullness, the pivotal events of 1913.

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§ 6 Responses to Lockout, Dublin 1913: Interview with Padraig Yeates

  • pat quinlan says:

    delighed to hear padraig speak on the lock-out

  • Des Gunning says:

    Hi Padraig,

    Just to give you a ‘heads-up’: there will be a (relatively informal) event on Monday 04 March 2013, 12 noon, Glasnevin cemetary, commemorating Emmet Dalton.

    Emmet Dalton was born on March 4th 1898 in Fall River, Massachusetts and moved, as an infant, with his family, to No 8 Upper St Columba’s Road. He later lived at St Benedict’s Gardens, NCRd and at No 90 Iona Road.

    He was taken out of O’Connell’s schools in 1913 and sent to Cistercian College, Roscrea. After one year there, he joined first the Irish Volunteers, then the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, commissioned with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant at the age of 16. He was the only officer to survive the battle of Ginchy where Lieutenant Tom Kettle and over 200 other lost their lives. He was decorated subsequently with the Military Cross and promoted to the rank of Major.

    After a full and multi-faceted life, he passed away on 4 March 1978, his own 80th birthday and the bicentenary of the birth of Robert Emmet, for whom he was named.

    Details of of the organisations involved to follow. See: http://www.facebook.com/MajorGeneralEmmetDalton?fref=ts

    I expect the commemorators will retire to Kavanagh’s ‘The Gravediggers’ for a coffee after the event.

    Regards

    Des G

  • Des Gunning says:

    Hi Mark,

    Many thanks

    Des G

  • Noreen Maher says:

    Is it possible to find out if there are any names listed of those that took part in any action during this time? I’m looking for the name James Dowdall who may have been a porter or stevadore. thanks.

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