Day 4 of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

Fergal Keane speaks on "Human Rights in a Divided World" in the Maldron Hotel at 7.30pm tonight (Sunday) Today, Sunday 31st July is the fourth day of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival.  There is just one event at the festival today - that is the lecture on "Human Rights in a Divided World" by the … Continue reading Day 4 of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

Some Photos from the First 3 Days of the 2016 Festival

Laurence Fenton who spoke about anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass who spent some time in Cork in the 1840sHistorian Luke Dineen who gave a fascinating lecture on Saturday on the Irish Post Office strike of 1922Two troubadours - singer / songwriter / historian Richard T. Cooke (left) who is also a member of the Spirit of … Continue reading Some Photos from the First 3 Days of the 2016 Festival

2016 Spirit of Mother Jones Award awarded to the late Dave Hopper

Pat Egan from Unite, the Union, Scotland accepts the Spirit of Mother Jones Award 2016 on behalf of the late Dave Hopper and the Durham Miner's Association. Pat will be forwarding the "Children of Lír" inspired award to the association. The Cork Mother Jones Committee has announced that the late Dave Hopper and the Durham Miners’ Association … Continue reading 2016 Spirit of Mother Jones Award awarded to the late Dave Hopper

Mrs Catherine McGuinness – indisposed and unable to attend Mother Jones Festival

    Catherine McGuinness Mrs. Catherine McGuinness is indisposed and unable to travel to Cork on Friday 29th July. All at the Cork Mother Jones Committee send our best wishes to Catherine for a speedy return to good health. Once recovered, she has promised to come to Cork to address this issue. The meeting in … Continue reading Mrs Catherine McGuinness – indisposed and unable to attend Mother Jones Festival

Mother Jones wows visitors and locals alike at Cork tourist office

Mother Jones window display at Cork Tourist Office Mother Jones has arrived back in the window of Cork's main tourist office to highlight the fact that the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival starts this Thursday (28th July).  The display, put together by Cork Mother Jones committee member Ann Piggott, is both eye-catching and excellently laid … Continue reading Mother Jones wows visitors and locals alike at Cork tourist office

Video Review of the First Four Years of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

The following video is a brief review of the first four years of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival which has now become part of Cork's cultural and heritage fabric.  From our initial plan in 2012 to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the birth of Mary Harris / Mother Jones the festival has burgeoned into a … Continue reading Video Review of the First Four Years of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

Films at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2016

Thursday 28th July – Monday 1st August 2016 Admission is free and all are welcome. Thursday 28th July. Maldron Hotel Shandon 2.30: “Mother Jones, America’s Most Dangerous Woman” a film by Rosemary Feurer and Laura Vazquez. Mother Jones: America's Most Dangerous Woman is a documentary about the amazing labor heroine, Mary Harris Jones, known as … Continue reading Films at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2016