The Radical Irish Diaspora. The Rebel Girl. Born in 1890 in Concord, New Hampshire, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn was of solid Irish roots. Indeed she claimed that all four of her great grandfathers, Gurley, Flynn, Ryan and Conneran, were United Irishmen and had helped the French Army which landed at Killalla Bay in 1798. Her mother … Continue reading The Radical Irish Diaspora – Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, the Rebel Girl
Venue: Cathedral Visitors Centre Date & Time: Wednesday afternoon July 31st at 3pm. Séan Ó Tuathaigh is an activist and the author of Outlanders – Stories of the Displaced, his first book. He wants to use this book to highlight the plight of those often anonymous people who make the dangerous journey from their war … Continue reading Outlanders: Stories of the Displaced.
Mary Elmes was born on 5th May 1908 at Cul Greine, 120 Blackrock Road in Cork. Edward Elmes, her father was originally from Waterford and her mother was Elizabeth Waters from Cork. The family ran a pharmacy at 4 Winthrop Street, in the heart of Cork city, were prosperous and lived in Ballintemple near Blackrock. The … Continue reading Miss Mary: the Quiet Heroine! – The Story of Mary Elmes
The Cork Mother Jones Committee wish to extend our deepest sympathies to Mick O'Donovan and his family on the death of Helen. Helen was a great friend to everyone at the annual festival and contributed and gave so much to this event over the past 8 years. She had the voice of an … Continue reading Helen O’Donovan R.I.P.