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Cork Mother Jones Commemorative Committee

Justine McCarthy

Greed is Good for Nothing

Justine McCarthy will address the above topic at the Spirit of Mother Jones summer school on Monday August 1st August 2016. Justine is from Bandon, Co Cork and was educated at the Ursuline convent in Blackrock.   Her father and grand-father were councillors and her immersion in a […]

Durham Miners Gala

Durham Miner’s Gala 2016

The Durham Gala and Big Meeting 2016. Saturday 9th July. The 132nd Durham Miners’ Gala takes place on Saturday 9th July 2016. It embraces a huge flowing march of village pit groups with miner and community banners and colliery bands, which winds its way through the ancient streets […]

Tommy Grimes

The late Tommy Grimes, Kells

The Cork Mother Jones Committee is saddened to hear of the passing of  Tommy Grimes from Kells, Co. Meath.  Tommy was the founder of the Jim Connell festival in Kells which set about reviving the memory of Jim Connell, who wrote the words of the Red Flag, anthem […]

2016 Festival dates

We are delighted to announce that the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2016 will commence on Thursday, 28th July and will continue over the weekend. A full programme of events will be announced for the festival and summer school in early springtime 2016.