Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School 2016 Launch

Joan Goggin as "Mother Jones" Picture: Andy Jay The press launch of the Spirit of Mother Jones festival and summer school takes place at the Maldron Hotel on Wednesday 29th June at 1pm and will be performed by the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Des Cahill.  The festival itself will take place from 28th July … Continue reading Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School 2016 Launch

Death of James Green

Prof. James Green The Cork Mother Jones Festival Committee is saddened to hear of the death of James Green who was a guest speaker at the 2014 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and proved to be a most interesting and genial guest.  James was here to speak about his book "The Devil is here in … Continue reading Death of James Green

Songs of the Mining Tradition with John Nyhan, Mick Treacy and friends.

This event takes place at the Maldron Hotel on Saturday night 30th July at 9pm. All are welcome. To Mother Jones the miners were “My Boys” and her activist life was spent in organising miners of all nationalities across America. She “could arouse more fight in men than any speaker I have ever seen behind … Continue reading Songs of the Mining Tradition with John Nyhan, Mick Treacy and friends.

Jack O’Connor to deliver the 2016 Cork Mother Jones Lecture.

The Cork Mother Jones Committee is pleased to announce that the Cork Mother Jones Lecture 2016 will be delivered by Mr Jack O’Connor, General President of SIPTU. Jack O'Connor The 5th annual lecture will take place at the Firkin Crane Theatre on Thursday 28th July at 8pm, following the 2016 festival and Summer School  opening … Continue reading Jack O’Connor to deliver the 2016 Cork Mother Jones Lecture.