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 […]
Cork Mother Jones Commemorative Committee
Laurence Fenton will present Frederick Douglass in Cork…the Black O’Connell during the Spirit of Mother Jones summer school. He will speak at the Maldron Hotel on Friday morning 29th July at 11.30 am. Frederick Bailey, known to the world as Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland in February […]
The distinguished historian Dr Sean Pettit to speak at 2016 Spirit of Mother Jones Summer School. The 2016 Spirit of Mother Jones summer school is privileged to announce that Dr Sean Pettit will speak about Cork in the 1800s on Friday afternoon 29th July at this year’s […]
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 […]
After 27 years of a struggle for the truth, the inquests into the deaths of 96 people at the football match in Hillsborough in April 1989 determined that they had been unlawfully killed. This decision represents a damning indictment of the South Yorkshire Police force. For the families […]
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 […]
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.