Luke Dineen: “Connect Trade Union – An Early History, 1919-23”

The Cork Mother Jones Committee is delighted to welcome historian Luke Dineen to the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Summer School. Luke will address the topic of “Craftsmen and the Irish Revolution 1920 - 23. The outline of the talk follows. “Connect Trade Union – An Early History, 1919-23” “Organised labour was a vital component … Continue reading Luke Dineen: “Connect Trade Union – An Early History, 1919-23”

Mother Jones Festival remembers Pete Seeger (1919 – 2014)

Mother Jones Festival remembers Pete Seeger (1919 – 2014) To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pete Seeger, John Nyhan and Mick Treacy will sing some of the songs associated with this legendary folk singer at the Maldron Hotel on Friday 2nd August at 9.30pm.   Pete Seeger remained committed throughout his long … Continue reading Mother Jones Festival remembers Pete Seeger (1919 – 2014)

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

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