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Recording: Apprenticeship to Revolution: Dublin's workers and the 1798 Rebellion

NewsTeatime Talks

Published 12 September 2023

14 Henrietta Street presents Teatime Talks, a series of talks hosted by social historian Donal Fallon, inspired by the history and people of 14 Henrietta Street.

By the summer of 1798, Dublin was the centre of a conspiracy to overthrow British rule in Ireland. While the city was prevented from rising as part of the Rebellion of that year, Dublin nonetheless contained a formidable army of radical workers. In the years running up to 1798, the United Irishmen had recruited the working tradesmen and labourers of Dublin to create a powerful revolutionary underground. In this talk Tim Murtagh discussed how this revolutionary movement was created, how it was destroyed, and what its legacy was for Dublin's larger history of republicanism and labour politics.