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The Ruins of Dublin 1916 Thomas Johnson Westropp (1860-1922) Photograph album TCD MS 5870 Manuscripts & Archives Research Library Trinity College Dublin

James (Big Jim) Larkin (21 January 1876 – 30 January 1947) was an Irish trade union leader and socialist activist, born to Irish parents in Liverpool,England. He and his family later moved to a small cottage in Burren, southern County Down. He became a full-time trade union organiser in 1905. Larkin moved to Belfast in 1907 and founded the Irish Transport and General Workers;Perhaps best known for his role in the 1913 Dublin Lockout.


The Gaa & Revolution in Ireland 1913-1923 (Hardcover)

The Gaa & Revolution in Ireland (Hardcover)

Free State soldiers pose for the camera as fighting ends in Dublin during the Civil War. (1923) Image: Mercier Archives