You are cordially invited to attend the launch of FOUR LIVES: IMPACT’s roots in the 1916 Rising on Thursday, 28th January 2016 at 1:30pm at the IMPACT office, Nerney’s Court Dublin 1.
The booklet will be officially launched by Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD, Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality and Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht with special responsibility for Equality.
Light refreshments from 1.00 pm
The trade union movement played a central role in the 1916 Rising, with many trade unionists directly involved in the events and action of Easter week 1916. This was most explicit in the role played by James Connolly, Liberty Hall and the Citizens Army.
The events of that week shook the nation and laid the ground for the turbulent years that followed and, eventually, to the creation of an Irish state. The Rising also affected the lives of thousands of Dubliners as the city became a turbulent and complicated battleground.
Eamonn Ceannt, Seán Connolly, Harry Nicholls were workers and trade union members that played different roles in the events of the Rising. Con O’Donovan was a student who later became an activist and was elected to the highest office in his trade union. Their stories are brought together in this unique publication to illustrate just some of the experiences of that time, as lived by four members of the forerunners of today’s IMPACT organisation.