The following exhibitions have been displayed in the Yeats Library:
The Dublin Lock-Out was a serious industrial dispute that began in the summer of 1913 when workers from the Irish Tram Company in Dublin, who were seeking a pay rise, were locked out of work because they refused to sign a pledge to leave their union, the Irish Transport & General Workers Union (ITG&WU). Other lockouts followed which caused widespread hardship and increased poverty, with over 300 employers and nearly 20,000 workers affected. The lockouts lasted until January 1914 when most workers were forced to return to work.
Photographs of the main trade union leaders Jim Larkin, James Connolly and William O'Brien were on display in the library alongside a photograph of the riots of 31 August 1913, also known as 'Bloody Sunday 1913', as part of the exhibition marking the centenary of this event.
The Journal of the Cork Historical & Archaeological Society (JCHAS) has been in publication since 1892 covering topics on archaeology, history and geology.
A selection of original issues from the early volumes of this journal were displayed as part of this exhibition celebrating the longevity of the publication. They form part of a larger collection kindly donated to the Yeats Library by Maurice Meade.