Therese Caherty Commemorates Alicia Brady at Glasnevin Cemetery

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Video footage of the Commemoration of female martyr of 1913 Lockout — Alicia Brady, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, 2pm, Saturday, January 4th, 2014

One of the last commemorations of the Dublin Lockout Centenary will be to mark the death and funeral of Alicia Brady next Saturday (January 4th), at 2pm in Glasnevin Cemetery. She died after being hit by a ricochet from a revolver fired by a strike breaker in December 1913 in a confrontation with women strikers and housewives in Mark Street, Dublin.

Alicia was a 16 year old worker in Jacob’s Biscuits factory who was locked out with over 300 other women, members of the Irish Women Workers Union and over 600 men, members of the Irish Transport and General Workers Union because of their stand in support of striking workers in William Martin Murphy’s Dublin United Tramway Company. Both organisations are now part of SIPTU, whose General President, Jack O’Connor will give the graveside oration.

The Commemoration will commence outside Glasnevin Cemetery Museum at 2pm. A Wreath will be laid at Alicia Brady’s grave and, after the oration, a Commemorative Event will be held in the Museum.

The Commemoration will be chaired by Ethel Buckley, Head of Equality and Campaigning, SIPTU. Speakers will include Brigid Taylor, Alicia Brady’s niece, TereseCaherty, Chairperson of the Irish Women Workers’ Union Committee and Padraig Yeates, 1913 Committee.

There will also be a performance by the acclaimed Theatre Company ANU Productions to celebrate Alicia’s life.

Video © Paula Geraghty