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
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
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.
Spirit of Mother Jones Festival programme 2016 The Programme for the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2016 is now available. This year's festival offers a great variety of events including lectures, film and musical performances. To download the programme please click here: Programme 2016
Cork Mother Jones Committee is pleased to confirm that retired judge Mrs Catherine McGuinness will speak at the 2016 Spirit of Mother Jones summer school. She will speak to the topic “Direct Provision – Not the solution!” at the Firkin Crane Theatre on Friday 29th July at 7.30 pm. Catherine McGuinness Catherine McGuinness was born … Continue reading Direct Provision – Not the Solution!
Sisters Sheila (left) and Nora Wallace The story of extraordinary Wallace Sisters will be told by Anne Twomey of the Shandon Area History Group on Saturday 30th July at 2.30pm at the Maldron Hotel. Now a lifeless vehicular short cut, St. Augustine Street in Cork City is barely noticed by many people these days.An unprepossessing … Continue reading The Extraordinary Wallace Sisters
Tish Gibbons Tish Gibbons works as a researcher with SIPTU’s Strategic Organising Department and leads up its innovative Educate to Organise programme. She was a union organiser with SIPTU from 1997 to 2008 and will address the above topic at this year’s summer school. Tish has worked in the Irish trade union movement for 30 … Continue reading Organising in the Shadow of the Law
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.