Shandon is Ready for Mother Jones!

Shandon, Cork City The flowers are blooming, the window displays are resplendent and the streets are gleaming in the Shandon area as it awaits tomorrow's start of the 7th Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School which begins tomorrow (Wednesday) and runs until Saturday, 4th August.   Our thanks to all concerned.

“Understanding the Rise of Trumpism among the ‘Great-Grand Children of Mother Jones”

Dr John Barimo will speak at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and summer school on Wednesday evening 1st August at 4pm at the Cathedral Visitor Centre, Roman Street, Cork. He will address the following topic: “Understanding the Rise of Trumpism among the ‘Great-Grand Children of Mother Jones” This lecture will focus the role played … Continue reading “Understanding the Rise of Trumpism among the ‘Great-Grand Children of Mother Jones”

Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2018 – Information for Visitors

The 2018 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2018 starts on Wednesday, 1st  August and runs until the evening of Saturday, 4th August.  This year we have a new venue in addition to our now established venues at the Maldron Hotel and the Firkin Crane Theatre.  That new venue is the North Cathedral Visitor Centre at … Continue reading Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2018 – Information for Visitors

Ford’s – “Memories of the Line” – new film by Frameworks Films

Fords – Memories of the Line Firkin Crane Theatre, Wednesday August 1st 2018 at 7.30pm. A Documentary by Frameworks Films and Ford Ex-Workers’ Group. The Fords factory became synonymous with Cork in the sixty seven years in which production was carried on in the Marina plant. Henry Ford’s father William had left from Ballinascarthy, in … Continue reading Ford’s – “Memories of the Line” – new film by Frameworks Films

2018 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival “Music at the Maldron” Series.

Among the most popular musical events at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival each year is the “Music at the Maldron” series of concerts and shows.   The lunch time series take place at the Maldron Hotel bar from 1pm to 2pm approximately each day of the festival and feature some of Cork’s finest musical … Continue reading 2018 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival “Music at the Maldron” Series.

“The Female Vote: Why Gender Matters in American Politics” – Emily Twarog

Emily E.LB Twarog will appear at the Spirit of Mother Jones summer school on Friday morning 11am at the Cathedral Visitor Centre. Emily Twarog For many people in Ireland, American politics remain a mystery, we do not understand how Donald J Trump could be elected President of America. Dr Twarog will examine one aspect of … Continue reading “The Female Vote: Why Gender Matters in American Politics” – Emily Twarog

Loretta Williams to play Mother Jones at festival

American actress Loretta Williams will appear at the 2018 Spirit of Mother Jones festival and will give a number of performances including at the formal opening in front of the Lord Mayor, Cllr Mick Finn.  Loretta Williams, a historical reenactor from Illinois, portrays Mother Jones through fiery and original presentations. She has performed in Mt. … Continue reading Loretta Williams to play Mother Jones at festival

“Mary, Annie and Muriel MacSwiney – Extraordinary Women in Extraordinary Times”

Anne Twomey of the Shandon Area History Croup will speak on Thursday evening 2nd August in the Firkin Crane Theatre at 8pm. Her topic is “Mary, Annie and Muriel MacSwiney – Extraordinary Women in Extraordinary Times.”   Muriel, Mary and Annie MacSwiney Background general profiles of the MacSwineys. Annie (left) and Mary MacSwiney Mary MacSwiney … Continue reading “Mary, Annie and Muriel MacSwiney – Extraordinary Women in Extraordinary Times”