Rory McCarthy sings “Valley of Jarama” at ceremony to mark centenary of Michael O’Riordan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqnMPFXhKPY&t=6s Cork singer Rory McCarthy sings "Valley of Jarama", a song from honouring the International Brigades . A short ceremony was held across the road from 37, Pope's Quay, Cork where Michael O'Riordan was born was born in 1917. The young O'Riordan left from here in 1938 and travelled to Spain to fight on the … Continue reading Rory McCarthy sings “Valley of Jarama” at ceremony to mark centenary of Michael O’Riordan

Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2017 – Day 4

Today is Day 4 of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School 2017 and promises a full day of events.  The main theme of most of today's activity is around the Spanish Civil War (1936-1937) and we will also be honouring Michael O'Riordan who fought on the Republican side in the war and … Continue reading Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2017 – Day 4

Origins and Lessons of the Spanish Civil War

Historian and author Harry Owens, will address the topic “Origins and Lessons of the Spanish Civil War” at the Maldron Hotel on Friday 4th August at 2.45. Anarchist militia from the National Confederation of Labour wave their flags and rifles for the camera in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War. ca. 1937 Barcelona, Spain The … Continue reading Origins and Lessons of the Spanish Civil War

Frank Ryan and the Limerick Brigadistas

  On site with the film crew Angelo Vernuccio, (Sound Man) Ger McCloskey, Eddie Noonan,(Frameworks Films) Tom Collopy and Alan Warren. The Cork Mother Jones Committee will show the Cork premiere of The Limerick Brigadistas - From the Shannon to the Ebro...a film documentary by the Limerick International Brigades Memorial Trust (LIBMT) and Frameworks Films on Friday … Continue reading Frank Ryan and the Limerick Brigadistas

Remembering Michael O’Riordan – A Neighbour’s Child

Michael O'Riordan, International Brigade Volunteer (1938) Michael O’Riordan was born on the 12th November 1917, at 37 Popes Quay in Cork City. He was the youngest of five children. His parents, Micheál O’Riordan of Inchinossig and Julia Creed of Illauninagh came from Ballingeary in Muskerry, Co Cork.  His father, Micheál, was a carter at Cork … Continue reading Remembering Michael O’Riordan – A Neighbour’s Child