Mother Jones, the Walking Wrath of God

   Mother Jones, the Walking Wrath of God Contribution by Professor Elliot J. Gorn, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA and biographer of Mother Jones, speaking at the inaugural Mother Jones festival, Cork City, Ireland, 1st August 2012. “There broke out a storm of applause which swelled into a tumult as a little woman came … Continue reading Mother Jones, the Walking Wrath of God

Photos added to our site

Back where it all began - committee members and guests at the original baptismal font in Cork's North Cathedral, where the infant Mary Harris was baptised on 1st August 1837. More photos of the Cork Mother Jones festival have been added to our Flickr photo account today and further will be added over the next … Continue reading Photos added to our site

Marat Moore’s inspiring address to Cork Mother Jones Festival

Cork’s Gift to American Labor: Thoughts on the Extraordinary Life of Mary Harris Jones This is a revised and longer version of the inaugural lecture given by Marat Moore at the Mother Jones festival on August 1, 2012, at the Firkin Crane Center, Shandon, Cork.   Go raibh maith agat. Thank you, Ger.  This festival … Continue reading Marat Moore’s inspiring address to Cork Mother Jones Festival

Mother Jones festival “an outstanding success”

The Cork Mother Jones Festival has been called “an outstanding success” by Jim Nolan of the organizing committee. “The Mother Jones festival was an outstanding success in every way for Shandon and Cork; it achieved massive local national and international publicity for our community”, he declared.“Mother Jones is now finally back in her native place … Continue reading Mother Jones festival “an outstanding success”

Mother Jones – A True Cork Rebel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaJZJybRF8g?rel=0 Our sincere thanks to Catherine M. Courtney for this professionally produced short video of the unveiling of the Mother Jones plaque on 1st August 2012.  The opening music is the Cork Butter Exchange Band playing "She'll be coming round the mountain", a song believed to be about Mother Jones.  The song which follows is … Continue reading Mother Jones – A True Cork Rebel

Mother Jones Festival Cork’s Photostream

Back where it all began - committee members and guests at the original baptismal font in Cork's North Cathedral, where the infant Mary Harris was baptised on 1st August 1837.Professor Elliot J. Gorn addressing the Cork Mother Jones festival, Firkin crane centre, Cork, 1st August 2012.Rosemary Feurer, US writer / director and maker of the … Continue reading Mother Jones Festival Cork’s Photostream