Strumpet City Tour
UNESCO One City, One Book: Strumpet City by James Plunkett, set in Dublin during the Lockout of 1913.
To commemorate the centenary of these real and fictional happenings, and UNESCO's One City, One Book, Glasnevin Trust is running a series of Strumpet City Tours of the cemetery for the month of April. The tour, conceived and written by the cemetery's historian, Mr. Shane MacThomáis, takes its inspiration from the pages of James Plunkett's masterpiece.
Among the graves visited are Countess Markievicz, the world's first woman minister, Helena Maloney, the founding member of the Irish Women Workers Union, Sean Connolly, the first casualty of the Easter Rising, and Charlotte Despard who was the sister of Lord French and a revolutionary socialist agitator.
The tour culminates at the grave of James Larkin where veteran actor of the stage and screen Mr. Ger O'Leary will perform Larkin's most famous speech.'
'The great appear great because we are on our knees. Let us rise!'
The tour will take place every Sunday of April (7th, 14th, 21st & 28th) at 1pm.