Press launch for Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School

Launch of 2018 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School The seventh Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and summer School takes place in Shandon Historic Quarter from Wednesday 1st August to Saturday 4th August. Details of this year's events will be released at a Press Launch in Cork's Maldron Hotel tomorrow (Wednesday 26th June). … Continue reading Press launch for Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School

2018 Festival Brochure now available

We are delighted to announce the finalised programme events for the 2018 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival which will be held in the Shandon area of Cork City from Wednesday, 1st August to Saturday, 4th August. This year's festival once again covers a broad range of topics to be covered in a selection of daily … Continue reading 2018 Festival Brochure now available

The story of Hanna Sheehy Skeffington as told by her granddaughter Micheline

Dr. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington will speak at the Spirit of Mother Jones summer school on Saturday afternoon 4th August at the Firkin Theatre at 2.30 pm. All are welcome. Dr Sheehy Skeffington is a plant ecologist with an interest in wetlands, heathlands and peatland. She has carried out research on sustainable farming for conservation and … Continue reading The story of Hanna Sheehy Skeffington as told by her granddaughter Micheline

Mary Manning to speak at this year’s Spirit of Mother Jones festival

Mary Manning, one of the Dunnes Stores Strikers will speak at the Spirit of Mother Jones Summer School on Friday evening 3rd August at the Firkin Theatre in Shandon at 7.30. On July 19th 1984, Mary Manning went to work as usual on the cash registers at the Dunnes Stores, Henry Street branch in Dublin. … Continue reading Mary Manning to speak at this year’s Spirit of Mother Jones festival