Political and Corporate Corruption – have we learned the lessons from past?

Tom Gilmartin (Photo via the Irish Post) On Friday 22nd November 2013, Tom Gilmartin passed away at the Cork University Hospital. He was 78 years old and died of kidney failure due to heart complications. Following his removal from the Wilton funeral home, his body was taken on its last journey, initially to his own … Continue reading Political and Corporate Corruption – have we learned the lessons from past?

Shandon area Spruced Up, Flowers for Mother Jones

The Mother Jones plaque with fresh flowers The Shandon area has been freshly spruced up thanks to the work of Shandon Tidy Towns, Shandon Area Renewal Association (S.A.R.A) and the local community.  Weeds and overgrowth have been removed and fresh flowers are up at the Mother Jones plaque on John Redmond Street. Looking good folks!

Remembering Michael O’Riordan – A Neighbour’s Child

Michael O'Riordan, International Brigade Volunteer (1938) Michael O’Riordan was born on the 12th November 1917, at 37 Popes Quay in Cork City. He was the youngest of five children. His parents, Micheál O’Riordan of Inchinossig and Julia Creed of Illauninagh came from Ballingeary in Muskerry, Co Cork.  His father, Micheál, was a carter at Cork … Continue reading Remembering Michael O’Riordan – A Neighbour’s Child

The Revolutionary Women of Cork’s Northside 1916-1923

On Wednesday evening, the 3rd August, Anne Twomey of the Shandon Area History Group will speak on the above topic at the 2017 Spirit of Mother Jones summer school. Anne Twomey of Shandon Area History Group speaking at last year's Spirit of Mother Jones Festival The recent celebrations of the 1916 Rising were marked by … Continue reading The Revolutionary Women of Cork’s Northside 1916-1923