The Revolutionary period and the subsequent creation of the Irish Free State and later the Republic has given rise to some amazing family stories. Very few can surpass the story of Sean Dunne, a Trade Union organiser, mentored by Jim Larkin and later Labour Party TD. Filmed in West Cork, this discussion with local historian … Continue reading From Ahawadda to Dáil Éireann… The Amazing Story of Labour Organiser, Sean Dunne.
At the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2014 an important paper was delivered Professor Rosemary Feurer of Northern Illinois University. Prof. Feurer, who had also spoken at the inaugural festival in Cork in 2012, examined the parallel activities of Mother Jones and the great Irish socialist leaders James Connolly and "Big Jim" Larkin, in particular looking … Continue reading “Get off your knees” – the Rosemary Feurer lecture 2014
A new exhibition which has just opened at the Irish Consulate in New York, throws interesting new light on Irish socialist leader James Connolly's years in the United States between 1903 and 1910. The exhibition follows Connolly through a series of newspaper clippings, posters, pamphlets, photos and his own writings in the Harp, newspaper … Continue reading James Connolly in the USA
An exciting new songbook written over a century by James Connolly will be relaunched in Cork next week along with a CD featuring the songs from the book. "Songs of Freedom - the James Conolly Songbook", edited by Mat Callahan with a preface by writer and poet Theo Dorgan and a Foreword by Connolly's grandson … Continue reading Launch of Connolly Book