Dublin 1911by Catriona Crowe
In 1911 Ireland was on the cusp of a dramatic decade. The changes would come fast and hard: the 1913 Lockout, the Great War, the 1916 Rising, Civil War and independence. Dublin 1911 is the first book of its kind, a richly illustrated, kaleidoscopic chronicle of that year, published 100 years on. Through previously unpublished photographs, illustrations, advertisements, news clippings and fold-out census reports it allows the reader to flick through and experience the Dublin of 1911. Accompanying thematic essays on subjects as diverse as George V’s visit, transport, poverty, social life, suffragism and fashion are accessibly written by leading scholars. This beautiful book is edited by archivist Catriona Crowe.
About the authors
Catriona Crowe is Head of Special Projects at the National Archives of Ireland. She is Manager of the Irish Census Online Project, which has placed the 1901 and 1911 censuses online free of charge over the last 5 years. She is an Editor of Documents on Irish Foreign Policy and of Dublin 1911, both published by the Royal Irish Academy. She is Vice-President of the Irish Labour History Society, and a former President of the Womenâs History Association. She is Chairperson of the Irish Theatre Institute, which promotes and supports Irish theatre and has created an award-winning website of Irish theatre productions. She is Chairperson of the SAOL Project, a rehabilitation initiative for women with addiction problems, based in the North Inner City, and also Chairperson of the Inner Cirty Renewal Group, which delivers employment and welfare rights advice and support to the community in the North Inner City. She contributes regularly to the broadcast and print media on cultural and historical matters. She is a member of the Royal Irish Academy.
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