Identity Statement for Limerick Operatives Bakers' Society

  • Reference code: IE UCDA TU1
  • Title: Records of the Limerick Operatives Bakers' Society
  • Dates: 1856-1959
  • Level of description: Fonds
  • Extent: 6 boxes
  • Context
  • Content
  • Conditions of Access and Use

Instiutional History

The Limerick Operative Bakers' Society was established in 1745 and re-established in 1864.

In 1870 the first meeting of the Irish Bakers' and Confectioners National Union (IBCNU) took place in Dublin, but the Limerick Society was not present. At the second meeting in 1891, they were and were commended for their success and for being so firmly organised. The IBCNU became the National Amalgamated Bakers' and Confectioners Union (NABCU) sometime between the late 1890s and early 1900s. By 1913 the NABCU had become the Irish Bakers' National Amalgamated Union. The unions name changed again and it was known as the Irish Bakers' Confectioners and Allied Workers Amalgamated Union from 1927. 

Archival History

This collection was originally deposited in the Irish Labour History Society by Jim Kemmy and then transferred to UCD Archives. 

Scope and Content

Administrative records, minutes, financial records, correspondence, printed matter.

  • Access: Available by appointment to holders of a UCD Archives reader's ticket. Produced for consultation in original format. Original material will be retrieved at 11am and 2pm only. 
  • Language: English
  • Finding aid: Descriptive catalogue
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