Saturday 21 April 2018 | 2pm - 3.30pm
Location: Clondalkin Library, Monastery Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Free entry, all welcome.
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An afternoon of conversation about the history of the Clondalkin Paper Mill and the legacy of the major strikes there in the 1980s will be held at Clondalkin Library on Saturday 21 April 2018. This event will bring together a number of different perspectives on the mill, as well as mark the beginning of Nathan O'Donnell's public art project, The Mill, taking place in Clondalkin this summer.
Speakers at the inaugural afternoon event will include writer Nathan O’Donnell, designer Ciaran Swan (founder of the Irish Left Archive), and activist Des Derwin, who wrote the defining account of the Clondalkin Paper Mills Action Group and the series of major strikes and occupations that took place at the mill in 1982-3. This event will be an informal gathering. Anyone with memories of the mill or the strikes is particularly encouraged to come along and share their stories.
The Mill is commissioned under IN CONTEXT 4 - IN OUR TIME, South Dublin County Council’s Public Art Programme for 2016-2019 under the Per Cent for Art Scheme.
Image: Clondalkin Paper Mills Collection, South Dublin County Libraries