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When: 29 August 1913

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Proclamation issued by E.G. Swifte, Chief Divisional Magistrate of the Dublin Metropolitan Police District (and shareholder in the Dublin United Tramways Company). This was an attempt to stop the huge public meeting that Jim Larkin had called for, planned to take place on Sackville Street on Sunday 31st August.

Larkin publicly burned this proclamation on the day it was issued...

Date: Friday, 29 August 1913

Printed by: Alex. Thom & Co., Abbey Street, Dublin (for HMSO)

Size: 61 x 40 cm

NLI Ref.: EPH F273


Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    • 29/Aug/2013 08:16:46

    I have seen this before in the context of one of your photographs, but I cant remember which one? Possibly the Dublin Bread Company?

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    • 29/Aug/2013 08:34:25

    Interesting video - Padraig Yeates tells us about Irelands first bloody Sunday where between 400 to 600 Dubliners were seriously injured in Sackville Street (now O Connell Street) on August 31st 1913 following a passionate speech by trade unionist Jim Larkin. This was the beginning of the Great Dublin Lock-Out which left nearly a 1/3 of the population starving.

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    John Spooner

    • 29/Aug/2013 08:34:36

    From his obituary in the London Times May 9 1927 Sir Ernest Godwin Swifte, K.C., died on May 7th 1927 aged 87. He was promoted to Chief Magistrate in 1910, and retired in 1921.

    He was the lineal descendent and representative of Godwin Swift, of Swift's Heath, Kilkenny, the uncle and guardian of Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's. His uncle, Mr Godwin Meade Pratt Swift, when head of the Swift family in Ireland, revived the ancient spelling of Swifte for Swift, a change to which Sir Ernest Swifte's father conformed much to his regret, but which has not been adopted by other members of the family.
    [[email protected]] "... was noted from his earliest years for his affection for dogs"

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    • 29/Aug/2013 08:37:53

    [] Funny

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    • 29/Aug/2013 08:43:16

    In making his public appearance, Mr Larkin may have been delivering on a promise made some days ago, but he was also acting in defiance of an official proclamation prohibiting the holding of a meeting on Sackville street. Of course, Mr Larkin had flagged his intentions in advance; before a massive crowd of an estimated 10,000 people at Beresford Place two nights ago - August 29th - he not only made a very public point of burning a copy of the proclamation which barred the proposed meeting on; he also claimed that he cared as little for the King as he did for the magistrate, Mr. Swifte. The tenor of his remarks on that occasion led to a warrant for his arrest, yet until yesterday, Mr Larkin managed to evade the clutches of the police There is also a good photo of Larkin in disguise being arrested, and good reports of the events in the Imperial Hotel - which occupied part of the Clerys building.

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    • 29/Aug/2013 14:56:18

    Thank you for posting this photo.

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    • 30/Aug/2013 06:42:36

    Important part of Irish history