The 100th Anniversary of the Great Lockout of 1913 is fast coming up.
Apart from it being one of the most important years in the History of the Trade Union Movement in Ireland it marked one of the darkest days in Dublin's history in terms of poverty.
The Children of the city had to be sent away to England because they were starving. Food parcels and money was sent to Ireland by the British Trade Unions. It was a time of unbelievable hardship.
Padraig Yeates of SIPTU is leading the way in organising commemorations to mark the anniversary. A 40 foot long tapestery is being made by Cathie Henderson and Robert Ballagh.
Padraig is anxious to gather any information from relatives or any of those who were involved or have stories relevant to that time.
Anyone who wants anything relevant to this period passed on to Padraig can post it here or send it to email@example.com