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’
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 James Connolly Society Welfare Department will again be sending solidarity cards to political prisoners throughout the world this Christmas. In 2012 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… Continue reading JCS Christmas Appeal For Political Prisoners
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
Some images from the Connolly Cycle Challenge 2013. Well done to everyone who participated in the cycle on the wettest day of the year! Thank you to all the support workers and everyone who sponsored the cyclists. The Connolly Cycle Challenge is just one of the commemorative events the James Connolly Society Scotland and the… Continue reading Connolly Cycle Challenge 2013- Photos
On Saturday 30th March about 2000 people marched through Edinburgh in opposition to the Bedroom Tax. As always the James Connolly Society were there. Ensuring the socialist republican politics of James Connolly are central to political life in Scotland and that Connolly is commemorated everyday through the JCS’ involvement in working class politics. … Continue reading JCS On Anti-Bedroom Tax March
Registration is now open for this event. For more information and to view FAQ’s section please visit our Connolly Cycle Challenge page.