The Urban Landscape and Communities of the 1913 Dublin Lockout

Digging the Monto – on tour

Now at Dublin City Libraries all over the city until the end of 2013.


Wednesday 1 to Wednesday 29 May Charleveille Mall Library, for Bealtaine
Monday 3 to Thursday 27 June Ballyfermot Library
Monday 1 to Monday 29July Ballymun Library
Thursday 1 to Wednesday 28 August Central Library
Monday 2 to Saturday 28 September Dublin City Library & Archive
Wednesday 2 to Thursday 31 October Cabra Library
November (details tbc) Terenure Library
December (details tbc) Marino Library

Public talk: Tuesday 20 August 1pm @ the Central Library, the Ilac Centre



Digging the Monto:
An archaeology of tenement life and the 1913 Lockout

Ground Floor & First Floor Galleries / The LAB / Foley Street / Dublin 1
25 October – 10 November 2012
Exhibition Open 10am 5pm Daily (closed Sundays)

An exhibition and residency by Dr Thomas Kador with support from the
Heritage Council featuring collections from Terry Fagan and Martin Coffey

This exhibition will focus on daily life in the area known as the Monto in the early 20th century. It draws on the results of recent archaeological excavations, a variety of visual displays and historical census records. The exhibition is supported by a number of free talks, walking tours and discussions focusing on Dublin tenement life, the 1913 Lockout and the proposed commemorations for the forthcoming centenary.

Darkest Dublin Collection - Lantern Slides

Faithful Place 1913, from the Darkest Dublin Collection

Faithful Place 1913, from the Darkest Dublin Collection (RSAI)

Programme of free talks and lectures

To book your free ticket please click here.

Thursday 25th October 6pm
From the Lockout to the Rising and the Treaty: (How) should we commemorate?
Chaired by Charles Duggan (Dublin City Council) / Padraig Yeates (Lockout Historian) / Pat Cooke (UCD) / Mary Muldowney (Centre for Contemporary Irish History, TCD) / Roisin Higgins (Boston College), Helen Carey (Limerick City Gallery)

Thursday 1st November 6pm
Slumland Dublin
Chris Corlett (National Monuments Service): Darkest Dublin / Catriona Crowe (National
Archives): The 1911 Census

Tuesday 6th November 6pm
The Lockout and the Monto
Chaired by Dr Lisa Godson (NCAD/GradCam) / Padraig Yeats: The assault on Corporation Buildings / Terry Fagan: Oral histories of the Lockout

Saturday 10th November 11am and 1pm
Monto Walking Tour with Terry Fagan at 11am followed by the
Closing Celebration with Charles Duggan, Heritage Officer, DCC at 1pm