There's an excellent article on the late Davy Hopper on the website of the Durham Miners' Association. Written by Dave Temple, it tells the story of Davy Hopper from his early years growing up in a working class community in Sunderland, his education and his introduction to work in the mines up to his emergence … Continue reading Durham Miners’ Association tribute to Dave Hopper
The 2016 Cork Mother Jones Lecture was delivered by Mr Jack O'Connor, President of SIPTU. Jack presented a paper entitled "A Trade Union Strategy to Win for Working People" on Thursday the 28th July, the opening night of the 2016 Spirit of Mother Jones festival at the Firkin Crane in Shandon. In this challenging paper … Continue reading Jack O’Connor: A Trade Union Strategy to Win for Working People
Here are some additional photos of the 2016 Festival. The following were all taken by committee member Richard T. Cooke. Captions will be added in due course.
Today, 1st August, is Mother Jones Day in Cork and it is also the final day of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2016. There are just three events on today's programme all of which will be held at the Maldron Hotel, Shandon. We start at 4.00pm with a showing of Tadhg Barry Remembered - … Continue reading August 1st – Mother Jones Day