Mother Jones Festival starts today

Mother Jones comes home to Cork The Cork Mother Jones Festival opens in the Shandon area of the city today (Tuesday), marking the 175th anniversary of the birth of Mary Harris who was better known in her adopted home of America as Mother Jones.  The festival will kick off at 7.00pm this evening at the … Continue reading Mother Jones Festival starts today

Ken Loach expresses delight at Cork Mother Jones plans

Ken Loach at Cannes in 2006 In a message to the organisers of the Cork Mother Jones Festival, film director Ken Loach expressed his "delight" that the committee are "planning to celebrate Mother Jones , - what a formidable woman". Loach, who won the coveted Palm D'or award at Cannes in 2006 for his film … Continue reading Ken Loach expresses delight at Cork Mother Jones plans

Previously unrecorded song about Mother Jones surfaces in the US

A previously unrecorded song about Mother Jones, written in 1902, has surfaced in the United States where it was written to welcome Mother Jones to a gathering of miners in Iowa. On the Appalachian activists listserv, Marat Moore heard about a new CD on the Battle of Blair Mountain. It won't be released until August … Continue reading Previously unrecorded song about Mother Jones surfaces in the US

Donations

We have been asked by a number of groups and individuals outside of Ireland how they can make donations to the Cork Mother Jones Commemorative Comittee.  Donations in the Republic of Ireland can be made through our bank account at Ulster Bank, Blackpool, Cork, Ireland, account number 10793602, Sort Code 98-54-81. Those wishing to donate from … Continue reading Donations