The Radical Irish Diaspora – Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, the Rebel Girl

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

Outlanders: Stories of the Displaced.

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.

Miss Mary: the Quiet Heroine! – The Story of Mary Elmes

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

John Swiney, Cork’s almost forgotten United Irishman

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 and times of John Swiney. John Swiney, … Continue reading John Swiney, Cork’s almost forgotten United Irishman

Spirit of Mother Jones Festival – Timetable – Day 4 (Saturday)

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 – her activism in Ireland                                                           and the US” … Continue reading Spirit of Mother Jones Festival – Timetable – Day 4 (Saturday)

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. James Nolan of the Cork Mother Jones Committee presenting the Spirit of Mother Jones award 2018 to former Dunnes Stores striker Mary Manning at the Firkin Crane Theatre in Shandon last evening. The award was jointly made to Mary and … Continue reading Breaking News: 2018 Cork Spirit of Mother Jones Award for Mary Manning and the Dunnes Stores Strikers.

Spirit of Mother Jones Festival – Timetable Friday 3rd August

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 for All Women? The tricky issue of … Continue reading Spirit of Mother Jones Festival – Timetable Friday 3rd August

“Understanding the Rise of Trumpism among the ‘Great-Grand Children of Mother Jones”

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” This lecture will focus the role played … Continue reading “Understanding the Rise of Trumpism among the ‘Great-Grand Children of Mother Jones”

“The Female Vote: Why Gender Matters in American Politics” – Emily Twarog

Emily E.LB Twarog will appear at the Spirit of Mother Jones summer school on Friday morning 11am at the Cathedral Visitor Centre. Emily Twarog For many people in Ireland, American politics remain a mystery, we do not understand how Donald J Trump could be elected President of America. Dr Twarog will examine one aspect of … Continue reading “The Female Vote: Why Gender Matters in American Politics” – Emily Twarog

“Mary, Annie and Muriel MacSwiney – Extraordinary Women in Extraordinary Times”

Anne Twomey of the Shandon Area History Croup will speak on Thursday evening 2nd August in the Firkin Crane Theatre at 8pm. Her topic is “Mary, Annie and Muriel MacSwiney – Extraordinary Women in Extraordinary Times.”   Muriel, Mary and Annie MacSwiney Background general profiles of the MacSwineys. Annie (left) and Mary MacSwiney Mary MacSwiney … Continue reading “Mary, Annie and Muriel MacSwiney – Extraordinary Women in Extraordinary Times”