Archive for July 2013

The road to the Lockout – the Molly Maguires

July 31, 2013


The Sean O’Casey Community Centre in Dublin recently hosted a talk on the Molly Maguires, by New York writer John Kearns.

The event was part of “The road to the Lockout” series organised by the East Wall History Group, and was a co-production with Seven Towers, the East Wall based publishers.

Bas Ó Curraoin has produced a video of the entire talk

02 John Kearns

Not only was the evening itself very successful, but there was also wide spread media interest in John Kearns and the Mollies.   In addition to the audio and video material presented here – John also appeared on the Pat Kenny show; the event was covered on the History Show on Newstalk and promoted on numerous websites.

03 John and Jer O Leary


Here are links to some material which we hope you enjoy –

Excellent interview with John Kearns on Near FM Irish History show-

Video interview by the Connolly media group immediately before the event –
04 John and Diarmuid Breathnach

The organisers would like to thank all those who helped promote the event, Scott Miller and SIPTU for loaning the wonderful ITGWU banner, Jer O’Leary and Diarmuid Breatnach for their contributions, Bas Ó Curraoin for producing the video and John Moron for photos.