Celebrating May Day

Virtual history talks will mark this most unusual of International Workers Day


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With the Lockdown, a great many people are simply not working or are working in strange circumstances.  International Workers’ Day, which falls on 1st May, is set to be the most unusual workers’ holiday ever.

Dublin City Council Libraries and The Festival of History invite you to mark International Workers’ Day with ‘May Day – a celebration through history’ on Friday 1st May at 2pm on Dublin City Libraries YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/dubcilib

Join historians Cathy Scuffil and Donal Fallon as they delve into the past to celebrate May Day – Donal looks at May Day in revolutionary Ireland one hundred years ago, while Cathy focuses on the southside of Dublin and the area that has been a cradle of hospitals and healthcare in the city through the ages. With the current pandemic crisis and the crucial work of our frontline healthcare staff, it’s timely to use this May Day to look at the provenance of this workers’ day and at some of the medical history of the capital city.

Talk titles:

“May Day in Revolutionary Ireland”  with Donal Fallon


“A cradle of hospitals and healthcare on the southside of Dublin city”  with Cathy Scuffil

The event last approximately 45 mins.

A Dublin Festival of History event, brought to you by Dublin City Council

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