Category Archive: molly maguires

May 13

SONGS of the Molly Maguires:


Last year saw the Irish premiere of John Kearns play “Sons of Molly Maguire” at Liberty Hall Theatre, as part of Mayfest 2017. It was very well received , as were the two additional performances which were added , Tuesday 16th May and Wednesday 17th May at the Sean O’Casey Theatre , East Wall . …

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May 06

“No one dares to push them around” – The story of The Molly Maguires

Sons of Molly poster

It is remembered as “The Day of the Rope”, when, on the 21st June 1877; ten Irishmen were hanged in Pennsylvania. By the end of 1879 a total of twenty Irish Immigrants had been executed for their alleged role in the deaths of mine owners, foremen and police in the Pennsylvania coal fields. And last …

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Jul 29

Molly Maguires talk – video and audio now available


  The Sean O’Casey Community Centre 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. Not only was the evening …

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