Labour in the ‘War Zone’


Class, Gender and the Independence Struggle in Munster, 1916-21



On Saturday, 19th October, the School of History, in conjunction with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, will host a conference entitled ‘Labour in the “War Zone”: class, gender and the independence struggle in Munster, 1916-21.’


Topics featured in the packed programme include women workers and combatants, the Labour Movement in revolutionary Munster, the Cork Trades Council and commemoration.


Notable labour historians Pádraig Yeates, Emmet O’Connor and Domnic Haugh will join experts in Social History, Oral History and Women’s History as well as UCC’s own John Borgonovo and Heather Laird for this exciting one-day event. 


The conference will take place in Boole 1 Lecture Theatre 9.30am – 4.30pm and all are welcome


Admission is free

The full programme is available here: Programme – Labour in the War Zone

For enquiries or further information, contact Donal Ó Drisceoil at or Colleen Minihane at

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