First Cork Person to receive the Spirit of Mother Jones Award. The Cork Mother Jones Committee is proud to announce that the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Award will be presented to Louise O’Keeffe. Louise is the first Cork recipient of this International Award which is named after Cork born Mary Harris who … Continue reading Louise O’Keeffe is the Spirit of Mother Jones Award recipient for 2019.
The 8th Annual Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School opens in the Shandon area on the northside of Cork city today. Events at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival on Wednesday 31st July 2019. 10:30 a.m. F A film by Rosemary Feurer. Mother Jones: America’s Most Dangerous Woman Cathedral Visitor Centre … Continue reading The 8th annual Spirit of Mother Jones Festival begins today
Author, Liam Cahill presenting his book Forgotten Revolution - The Limerick Soviet 1919 to the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins recently. (Photo: Barry Cronin) In order to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Limerick Soviet, Liam will introduce the Frameworks Films and Limerick Council of Trade Unions documentary, The Limerick Soviet at a special showing at … Continue reading Forgotten Revolution author to Speak at Cork Festival
Mother Jones………her background, her life and her legacy. Firkin Crane Theatre, Shandon. Wednesday 31st July 2019 at 7pm. On Wednesday 31st July, Elliott J Gorn, US historian and author and Joe Creedon, historian from Inchigeelagh, will discuss the background, life and times of Mother Jones and what is known of her mother’s life in Inchigeelagh. … Continue reading Mother Jones: her background, life and legacy
A new 2019 Mother Jones Festival badge will be available each day during the summer school. A limited supply of badges for each year since 2015 will also be available until supplies run out. Each badge costs 2 euro.
The Ballymurphy Massacre Saturday morning 3rd August at 10.30am Firkin Crane Theatre. On Saturday morning 3rd August , Briege Voyle will speak about what has become known as The Ballymurphy Massacre. Briege is the daughter of Joan Connolly. Joan, a mother of eight was shot dead by the British Army’s Parachute Regiment on Monday August … Continue reading The Ballymurphy Massacre
First Cork Person to receive the Spirit of Mother Jones Award. The Cork Mother Jones Committee is proud to announce that the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Award will be presented to Louise O’Keeffe. Louise is the first Cork recipient of this International Award which is named after Cork born Mary Harris who became … Continue reading Louise O’Keeffe is the Spirit of Mother Jones Award recipient for 2019
Social Justice, Inequality and Climate Change. By Dr. John Barimo. Cathedral Visitor Centre, Friday afternoon, 2nd August at 2.30. This lecture will explore issues of environmental and climate justice from local and regional levels to the planetary scale. The conversation will be grounded in ecological and environmental sciences with pertinent background information provided with the intention … Continue reading Social Justice, Inequality and Climate Change.
A Conspiracy of Lies By Frank Connolly Published by Mercier Press. Cork Book Launch at the Maldron Hotel at 2pm on Saturday 3rd August 2019. Frank Connolly’s latest book is political thriller and love story and has as its dark background the horrific car bombings in Dublin on the evening 17th May 1974. Over forty … Continue reading “A Conspiracy of Lies” – Cork Launch of Frank Connolly’s new book
The 8th January 2019 marked the 40th anniversary of the worst industrial accident to occur in the Republic of Ireland during peacetime when the French oil tanker, MV Betelgeuse, exploded at Gulf Oil’s Whiddy Island Oil Terminal in Bantry Bay. Fifty lives were lost in the explosion, forty two French, seven Irish and one Englishman. … Continue reading The Whiddy Island Disaster