Last week the James Connolly Society received an email from Edinburgh City Council stating that Police Scotland wanted us to move our 30th annual James Connolly commemoration because they were organising a flute band parade with the Glasgow Celtic Commemorative Committee and the West of Scotland Flute Bands Association on the same day. Of course… Continue reading Police Scotland Attempts To Stop 30th Annual Connolly Commemoration ‘Will Fail’
The James Connolly Society Welfare Department will again be sending solidarity cards to political prisoners throughout the world this Christmas. Last year we sent out over 1000 cards to political prisoners in many countries including Ireland, the United States, the Basque Country, Palestine. Each A5 card is inscribed with the message: Revolutionary Greetings from the James… Continue reading 2015 International Political Prisoners Christmas Appeal
1916 Societies National Draw tickets are now available in Scotland. Tickets can be purchased from JCS members throughout Scotland and online below. Tickets are £5 each or three for £10 1st Prize £500 2nd Prize £250 3rd Prize £250 Draw will be made on November 15th 2015. One Ticket- £5 Three Tickets- £10
This years Connolly Conference takes place in Edinburgh on Saturday 10th October. This is a great opportunity for political activists to come together to discuss strategy and debate events. This year we have sessions on: Ireland 100 years after the Rising Connolly’s legacy in Scotland And special guest Dave Douglass (National Union of Mineworkers) speaking… Continue reading Connolly Conference 2015
The 29th annual James Connolly commemoration will be held in Edinburgh’s Cowgate on Saturday 6th June at 1pm. This event is held on the same weekend (the nearest Saturday to Connolly’s birth in the city) every year. The commemoration takes the form of a wreath laying ceremony with non-party political speakers and live music. The… Continue reading JCS Statement on 29th Annual James Connolly Commemoration
The 2013 James Connolly Commemoration held on June 8th at Connolly’s birthplace in Edinburgh. Organised by The James Connolly Society Scotland and the 1916 Societies.
Happy Birthday James Connolly. There can be no better day to launch our Let Us Rise Social History Project than on Connolly’s birthday. Our social history project, Let Us Rise, aims to raise awareness and advance understanding of the history of Edinburgh’s Little Ireland and the place of the James Connolly Society within that community.… Continue reading Happy Birthday James Connolly