More on Tadhg Barry

There has been a lot of interest following our article on Tadhg Barry and the piece on him in today’s Irish Times  (see http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/locked-out-of-history-1.1473824) Among those who contacted our committee was Tadhg Barry Galvin, a grand-nephew of Tadhg Barry now living in England. Tadhg sent us the above photo […]

Mother Jones Music

Hank Wedel is one of the best known musicians on the Cork scene and beyond.   Born in the US in the 1960s Hank grew up in New York City and Mallow, Co. Cork in the ‘70s, he lived for awhile in NYC in the ’80s and ’90s but […]

The Cork Lockout of 1909

The Cork Strike and Lockout. Cork Historian Luke Dineen will give an account of a little remembered dispute in Cork in 1909, which had an influence on the later Dublin Lockout of 1913. Luke will speak at the Firkin Crane on Wednesday 31st July at 2pm. On Thursday […]

S. Cordery

“Mother Jones – Sinner and Saint”

Prof. Simon Cordery Professor Simon Cordery will be the main speaker on the final day of our festival this year, Thursday 1st August (Mother Jones Day). Simon is Chair of the History Department at West Illinois University and Author of “Mother Jones, raising cain and consciousness” Below is […]