It's that time of year again,the annual Jim Connell Festival will take place in Crossakiel and Kells over the May Bank Holiday.
The festival will include debate, workshops, lectures and panel discussions on issues relevent to the left and the trade union movement.
The festival celebrates the life of Jim Connell, the author of the socialist anthem " The Red Flag " who was born in Kilskyre in 1852.
Friday 29th April there will be music by " The King and I " in McCabes Bar Crossakiel
Saturday 30th. Welcome: 11am Cllr Brian Collins, Cllr Anton McCabe, Cllr Connor Ferguson in The Peoples Resource Center, Carrick Street, Kells.
CAN THE LEFT UNITE : (11:30am): Kathryn Reilly, Dr. Helena Shehan, Desmond O'Toole.
THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED (2pm) : Sean Garland, Sam Nolan.
ANNUAL JIM CONNELL ADDRESS (4pm) by Jack O'Connor General President SIPTU and President of ICTU.
PRESENTATION ON LIFE AND WORKS OF JIM CONNELL (4:30pm) by Francis Devine, Author and Historian.
MCCABES, CROSSAKIEL (9pm) Pig Roasting Night with Traditional Irish Music by: Coscan, The Farrelly Brothers and Noel O'Neill, Rough Deal.
Sunday 1st May ( 11am) Tour of North Meath.
Jim CONNELL COMMERATION IN CROSSAKIEL (3pm).
Bob Crow RMT
Jimmy Kelly UNITE
PHIL McFadden Dublin Council of Trade Unions
Claire Keane J Connell Committee and UNITE
David Hopper Durham Miners Union.