The 7th Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School came to an end last evening (Saturday, 4th August) with a well-attended toast to Mother Jones at the plaque in her honour at John Redmond Street. The 2018 festival has been a tremendous success with capacity crowds at all our events and a combination of fabulous lectures, film and music.
We wish to thank all those who contributed to making the event such a success.
Here are some photos from Saturday’s events:
Micheline Sheehy Skeffington who gave a fascinating insight into the life and activism of her grandmother Hanna Sheehy Skeffington
William Hammond of the Cork Mother Jones Committee makes a presentation to Micheline Sheehy Skeffington
Frank Connolly who spoke about his new book NAMA-land
Frank Connolly after receiving presentation from Ann Piggott and Ann Rea of the Cork Mother Jones Committee.
Musician Mick Treacy with his daughter Jennifer
Ukelele band providing some of the music at the Butter market plaza
Loretta Williams as “Mother Jones” at the Mother Jones plaque
Rory McCarthy sings at the Mother Jones Plaque
Some of the crowd at the annual Toast to Mother Jones at the Mother Jones Plaque
Loretta Williams as Mother Jones with Ann Piggott of the Cork Mother Jones committee
Ladies in period costume at the Mother Jones Plaque
The festivals in Cork, celebrating the beginning of the life of Mother Jones, & these in Mt Olive, celebrating her life & her passing, sadly come to an end each year. They have created a strong bond between the Friends of Mother Jones! But, what will not end or be broken, is the ” Spirit Thread of Mother Jones “. God Bless.