The Venues of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

  • Venue Map
  • Cathedral Visitor Centre
  • Maldron Hotel
  • Firkin Crane

The regular festival venues such as the Firkin Theatre, the Cathedral Visitors Centre and the Maldron Hotel are all based within walking distance of each other in the Shandon Historic Quarter just to the north of Cork city centre.

We wish to thank everyone in those venues for their support and cooperation over the years. Without their assistance the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and summer school would not be possible.

The Maldron Hotel

The Maldron Hotel is situated on John Redmond Street in what was formerly Cork’s historic North Infirmary hospital.   All of this year’s Music events will be held in the cozy atmosphere of Bells Bar in the hotel.

The Firkin Crane Theatre

The Firkin Crane Theatre is just 200 metres from the Maldron.  This iconic circular building from 1855 was originally part of Cork’s historic butter market but is now used primarily as a centre for dance, especially ballet, and for other music and theatrical events.  The Firkin Crane will be the venue of a number of lectures / talks during the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2018

Cathedral Visitor Centre

The Cathedral Visitor Centre is located to the rear of Cork’s North Cathedral (Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Ann) and can be accessed from just around the corner at Roman Street.  It is within 5 minutes walk of our other venues and will be the venue for many of the films and talks during the festival Our sincere thanks the the management of all three venues for their assistance and cooperation with our festival.

How to get there:

Bus Service. The 202 and 202A bus travelling northside from the City Centre (Merchants Quay stop) will take one to the door of both the Maldron Hotel and the Cathedral Visitor Centre and to within 200 metres to the Firkin Crane Theatre.  The City Tour Bus stops also at the Firkin Crane Theatre as a regular stop on it’s City wide tour.

Walking distances. Maldron is 5 minutes from Christy Ring Bridge (Opera House) Firkin Theatre is 8 minutes from Christy Ring Bridge Cathedral Visitor Centre is 10 minutes from Christy Ring Bridge.

Car Parks. Pay car park in the grounds of the North Cathedral. Carrolls Quay or Paul Street car parks are nearby.