Mt. Olive Proclamation of Friendship

During the recent Spirit of Mother Jones Festival Mr James Goltz from Bunker Hill, Illinois presented the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mary Shields with a proclamation from the community of Mount Olive, Illinois seeking "to extend a symbolic hand of friendship to our brothers and sisters in the birthplace of one so great in … Continue reading Mt. Olive Proclamation of Friendship

Some more pics from this year’s festival

The Cork Singers Club at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival in Maldron Hotel 29th July 2014.(Left to Right): Teresa Mac Carthaigh, Sean Mac Carthaigh, Tom Long, Monica Dineen, Bill Daly, Pat O Grady, Helen O Donovan, Cliff Wegbury,  Bridie Murphy, John Murphy. Helen O'Donovan was Bean a Tí for the spectacular evening  of songs and … Continue reading Some more pics from this year’s festival

Cork Mother Jones Lecture 2014 by Professor James Green

Prof. James Green at Shandon during the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2014. Photo: Jimmy Thomson. Prof. James Green of the University of Massachusetts, Boston and author of  Death in the Haymarket and the West Virginia Mine Wars delivered the Cork Mother Jones Lecture 2014 at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival in Cork on … Continue reading Cork Mother Jones Lecture 2014 by Professor James Green

WAPC Group who spoke at Festival visit SIPTU

Shortly after they appeared at this year's Spirit of Mother Jones Festival in Cork, representatives of Yorkshire mining communities including Anne Scargill and Betty Cook of Women Against Pit Closures paid a courtesy visit to Liberty Hall, Dublin, national headquarters of the country's largest trade union, SIPTU.  There they were received by SIPTU's General President … Continue reading WAPC Group who spoke at Festival visit SIPTU

Spirit of Mother Jones festival 2014 in Pictures

A selection of photos taken at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival, Cork 2014. Ann Rea, Cork Mother Jones Committee and Firkin Crane with colleague from Firkin Crane. Photo: Jimmy Thomson. Evening music session at the Maldron. Pic: Jimmy Thomson. Music at the Maldron with Ray Barron and Two Time Polka. Photo: Jimmy Thomson Members of … Continue reading Spirit of Mother Jones festival 2014 in Pictures