1913 Lockout: Impact & Aftermath

Meet Jim Larkin, see the Starry Plough flag, and explore the story of the Lockout through real objects from the Museum collections. Runs until June 2014.

Larkin tapestry

What's in the exhibition?

Impact & Aftermath documents life in Dublin in 1913. Meet the key actors and events surrounding the Lockout, including Jim Larkin and William Martin Murphy.

Postcard of Sackville Street (O'Connell Street)

Explore the aftermath of the Lockout, as well as the formation of the Citizen Army, the women’s suffrage movement and the rise of trade unions.

The Starry Plough Flag

Central to the exhibition will be the original Starry Plough flag which made its first appearance with the Irish Citizen Army in April 1914 in Dublin. The flag then flew over the Imperial Hotel on O’Connell Street during the 1916 Rising.

The Starry Plough Flag

The Starry Plough flag will be displayed here for the first time in 25 years after recent conservation funded by the Labour Party. The exhibition will also include the Larkin Banner, on loan from the Irish Labour History Society.

School & Group Activities

Schools can book a self-guided visit to see the exhibition – download the activity sheet for schools and the teachers information sheet below. The activity sheet is designed to enable students’ deeper engagement with the artefacts on display and themes of the exhibition through group work.

The Museum recommends you make the most of your visit with a follow-up session in our Learning Resource Room, where you can discuss or explore the suggested activities outlined in the teachers’ information sheet.

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