Greed is Good for Nothing by Justine McCarthy

Justine McCarthy Justine McCarthy will address the above topic at the Spirit of Mother Jones summer school on Monday August 1st August 2016. Justine is from Bandon, Co Cork and was educated at the Ursuline convent in Blackrock.   Her father and grand-father were councillors and her immersion in a political family has stood to … Continue reading Greed is Good for Nothing by Justine McCarthy

Frederick Douglass……..campaigner against slavery… his Cork visit!

Laurence Fenton will present Frederick Douglass in Cork…the Black O’Connell during the Spirit of Mother Jones summer school. He will speak at the Maldron Hotel on Friday morning 29th July at 11.30 am. Frederick Bailey, known to the world as Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland in February 1818, and spent his entire life seeking … Continue reading Frederick Douglass……..campaigner against slavery… his Cork visit!

Dr. Sean Pettit to speak at Mother Jones Summer School 2016

The distinguished historian Dr Sean Pettit to speak at 2016 Spirit of Mother Jones Summer School. Dr. Sean Pettit (left) with Richard T. Cooke of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival committee The 2016 Spirit of Mother Jones summer school is privileged to announce that Dr Sean Pettit will speak about Cork in the 1800s … Continue reading Dr. Sean Pettit to speak at Mother Jones Summer School 2016