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Pádraig Yeates awarded for his Dublin Series of Books by Irish Heritage society


25-02-2016 12:00

Pádraig Yeates awarded for his Dublin Series of Books by Irish Heritage society

 

The Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland (IHAI) Awards were presented on Wednesday (23rd February) at a function in ESB Head Office. The event, sponsored by ESB, was hosted by Jim Dollard, Executive Director.

 

The awards seek to give recognition to individuals and organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to promoting and safeguarding industrial heritage on an all Ireland basis.

 

Pádraig Yeates was honoured at the event with the Mary Mulvihill Media Award, which was established by the IHAI to honour the memory of Mary Mulvihill a pioneering Scientific Journalist & Broadcaster who made an outstanding contribution to promoting all aspects of Industrial Heritage both North & South of the Border.

 

Pádraig is a journalist, publicist and trade union activist. He is also a distinguished social and labour historian and the author of Lockout, the standard work on the great 1913 labour dispute. Having worked as a journalist for many years in the city, covering strikes, protests, crime, the anti-drugs movement and more, his writing bursts with a feeling of place. He also has the working journalist’s head for details, facts and figures.

 

He was awarded at this event for his critically acclaimed ‘Dublin at War’ trilogy:

A City in Wartime: Dublin 1914–18

A City in Turmoil: Dublin 1919–21

A City in Civil War: Dublin 1921–1924

 

In his welcoming address Jim Dollard, Executive Director Business Services Centre & Electric Ireland stated; “IHAI was created by people of vision and commitment and the fruits of your earlier efforts are now slowly but surely creating an awareness of our rich past. The approach you are taking to progressing your aims is to be admired. Essentially it seems to me, that your organisation is trying to foster and develop connections between different sectors, diverse professional organisations and voluntary groups and this is actively forging a consensus that we should not only have a sense of shared ownership for our past but it is something we strive to safeguard and celebrate.”

 

The recipients of the Awards were:

Best Museum/Industrial Heritage Site: Titanic Belfast.

Special Recognition Award: Paul Duffy.

Mary Mulvihill Media Award: Padraig Yeates.

Lifetime Achievement Award: William Alan Mc Cutcheon.



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