And the World Turns Away!

Peadar King is a journalist and documentary film maker and is well known as the producer of the documentary series for RTE "What in the World". His latest book published recently by Liffey Press, War, Suffering and the Struggle for Human Rights is a powerful indictment of war and chronicles human rights abuses in times … Continue reading And the World Turns Away!

What Did the Women Do Anyway?

This was a dismissive comment originally made to a founder of Cumann na mBan In Cork, Lil Conlon.  Years later, the comment also annoyed members of the Shandon Area History Group.  The result was Ordinary Women in Extraordinary Times published in 2019 by the Shandon Area History Group. This ground breaking publication reveals some of the hidden pages … Continue reading What Did the Women Do Anyway?

“Anne & Betty United by the Struggle”, with Ian Clayton. Published by Route.

This publication is a rarity.  Working-class women who fight for social justice seldom get an opportunity to tell their own story in their own voices. Social, trade union and labour history is sometimes interpreted by those far removed from the day-to-day lives and experience of those directly involved. The contributions of working class women remains unacknowledged … Continue reading “Anne & Betty United by the Struggle”, with Ian Clayton. Published by Route.

Mary Manning to speak at this year’s Spirit of Mother Jones festival

Mary Manning, one of the Dunnes Stores Strikers will speak at the Spirit of Mother Jones Summer School on Friday evening 3rd August at the Firkin Theatre in Shandon at 7.30. On July 19th 1984, Mary Manning went to work as usual on the cash registers at the Dunnes Stores, Henry Street branch in Dublin. … Continue reading Mary Manning to speak at this year’s Spirit of Mother Jones festival

Our guest speakers – Professor Elliott J. Gorn

As we come nearer to the date for the Cork Mother Jones Festival we would like to take an opportunity to introduce you to some of our guest contributors, starting with Professor Elliot J. Gorn. Elliott Gorn is Professor of American Civilisation and History at Brown University. He specializes in the social and cultural history … Continue reading Our guest speakers – Professor Elliott J. Gorn