Timeline & Key Dates

• Born in the Liberties area of Dublin, 1876, to Richard Carroll (mason) and Mary Keogh (machinist).

• Followed his father into the bricklaying trade.
• Married Esther Power 1902 at Westland Row. They had 7
• Joined the Gaelic League early 1900s.
• A member of the Sinn Féin executive, he along with P.T. Daly, Seán Sheehan and Con O’Lehane resigned their seats after a row with Arthur Griffith over trades
• In 1905 the bricklayers were locked out in a very divisive
strike. This led to a revolt by the membership and nearly
broke the Union.
• In 1906 Richard O’Carroll was elected new Secretrary.
He went on to be the most successful secretary in the
union’s history.
• 1907 Stood for City Council as an independent (Mansion
House ward), duly elected.
• 1911 Elected Poor Law Guardian to South Dublin Union, he
highlighted corruption on the body.
• 1911 Helped form Dublin Labour Party.
• 1912 Founder member of Labour Party, Clonmel.
• 1912 Appointed to Labour Party Parliamentary
1913 Lockout among leading T.U. Leaders.
• 1913 Addressed the inaugural meeting of I.V. November
1913 Rotunda Rooms.
• 1914 Appointed to T.U.C. Conciliation Board.
• 1914 Member of the TTC Reception Committee.
• 1914 On the Asquith Board of Enquiry – following the
1913 Lockout.
• 1914 National Executive of T.U.C. And Labour Party.
• 1915 Member of O’Donovan Rossa Funeral Committee.
• 1915 In charge of the Graveyard Committee.
• 1916 As officer in charge of outpost in Camden St. shot
by deranged British officer Bowen Colthurst. Died 10
days later in Portobello Military Barracks.

Buried St. Paul’s, Glasnevin


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