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

The LAB / Foley Street / Dublin 1.
25th Oct – 10th Nov 2012
Exhibition Open 10am to 5pm (closed Sundays)

An exhibition and associated series of events focusing on the history of the Foley Street area, with particular reference to the centenary of the 1913 lockout, opens this week at The Lab. The exhibition is the result of a residency by Dr Thomas Kador, suuported by the Heritage Council, and features collections from Terry Fagan and Martin Coffey. On Thursday 25th at 6pm there will be a free event discussing approaches to commemorating the events of 1913-1916. Further details as follows from the Lab website.

Drawing on the results of recent archaeological excavations undertaken by a community archaeology group led by Dr Thomas Kador, the show will feature a variety of visual displays including old photographs from the area, artefacts, and historical census records. The exhibition is supported by a number of free talks, a walking tour and a discussions focusing on Dublin tenement life, the 1913 Lockout, and the proposed commemorations for the forthcoming centenary. Highlights include a panel discussion, From the Lockout to the Rising and the Treaty: (How) should we commemorate? (6pm on Thursday 25th October), and a discussion on Slumland Dublin (6pm on Tuesday 30th October). There will also be a walking tour of the area formerly known as the ‘Monto’ at 11am on Saturday 10th November, led by local historian Terry Fagan.

Free Programme:

Thursday 25th October 6pm
From the Lockout to the Rising and the Treaty: (How) should we commemorate?
Chaired by Charles Duggan (DCC) / Padraig Yeates (Lockout Historian) / Pat Cooke (UCD) / Mary Muldowney (TCD) / Roisin Higgins (Boston College), Helen Carey (Limerick City Gallery)
Book: http://lockouttotherising.eventbrite.com

Thursday 1st November 6pm – Slumland Dublin
Chris Corlett (National Monuments Service) Darkest Dublin / Catriona Crow (National Archives) The 1911 Census
Book: http://slumlanddublin.eventbrite.com

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
Book: http://lockoutandmonto.eventbrite.com

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