To mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the Festival has worked with the Irish Labour History Society to present a seminar on this world-changing event and to consider some of the impacts in Ireland particularly on the Irish labour movement. Seminar speakers include Conor Kostick, Kate O’Malley, Emmet O’Connor and Historian in Residence with DCC, Donal Fallon. The seminar will be chaired by Fionnuala Richardson, Vice President of the Irish Labour History Society.
2.00 Soviets in Ireland – the Russian Revolution and the Irish Labour Movement, Conor Kostick
2.30 ‘The Unholy Alliance’: Sinn Féin, Russia and recognition of the Republic, Kate O’Malley
3.00 Coffee break
3.15 Popular responses to the Russian Revolution in Ireland, Donal Fallon
3.45 Irish Labour and the Bolshevik revolution, Emmet O’Connor
4.15 Q&A and close
Dublin City Library and Archive on 7th October from 2-4.30pm
No booking required. All welcome on a first come, first served basis.