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 […]
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 […]
Spirit of Mother Jones Festival to commemorate the 175th Anniversary of the death of the United Irishman John Swiney of Shandon Street. The Cork Mother Jones Committee is pleased to announce that Kieran Groeger will speak at the forthcoming Spirit of Mother Jones summer school on the life […]
Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School programme 2018. Saturday 4th August. 11.00 L Frank Connolly, “NAMA-land…the inside story of Ireland’s property sell-off and the creation of a new elite”. Firkin Theatre 2.30 L Dr. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington “Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, feminist, nationalist, socialist, pacifist – […]
Breaking News: 2018 Cork Spirit of Mother Jones Award for Mary Manning and the Dunnes Stores Strikers.
2018 Cork Spirit of Mother Jones Award for Mary Manning and the Dunnes Stores Strikers. The Cork Mother Jones Committee is proud to announce that the 2018 Spirit of Mother Jones Award has been awarded to Mary Manning and the Dunnes Stores Strikers. On July […]
Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School programme 2018. Friday 3rd August 11.00. Dr Emily E. LB. Twarog “The Female Vote: Why gender matters in American politics!” Cathedral Visitor Centre 1.00. Music at the Maldron. Jimmy Crowley. 2.30. Professor Louise Ryan “Votes […]
Dr John Barimo will speak at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and summer school on Wednesday evening 1st August at 4pm at the Cathedral Visitor Centre, Roman Street, Cork. He will address the following topic: “Understanding the Rise of Trumpism among the ‘Great-Grand Children of Mother Jones” […]