A selection of photos taken at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival, Cork
Ann Rea, Cork Mother Jones Committee and Firkin Crane with colleague from Firkin Crane. Photo: Jimmy Thomson.
Evening music session at the Maldron. Pic: Jimmy Thomson.
Music at the Maldron with Ray Barron and Two Time Polka. Photo: Jimmy Thomson
Members of the Lions Youth Band, Cheshire
James Nolan of the Cork Mother Jones Committee, photo taken during visit to the Lord Mayor of Cork, Mary Shields at Cork City Hall. Photo: Jimmy Thomson.
Anne Scargill and Betty Cook, Women Against Pit Closures at the Firkin Crane with Yorkshire Mother Jones banner. Photo: Jimmy Thomson
Dave Hopper, Durham Miners Association with Michael Lally, Cork Mother Jones committee with presentation of framed scroll from the miners – at the Mother Jones Plaque, Pic: Jimmy Thomson.
Niamh who operated video camera, sound and stills throughout the festival. Photo: Richard T. Cooke
Committee member Ger McCarthy distributing shots of whiskey for a toast to Mother Jones at the Garden Party in the Butter Market.
Local residents. Photo: Richard T. Cooke
John Nyhan who assisted with the music events with friends at the Mother Jones Garden Party.
Jimmy Crowley with Committee members Richard T. Cooke (left) and William Hammond and friend at the Maldron.
James Goltz from the USA enjoying the songs of Jimmy Crowley at the Maldron. Pic: Richard T. Cooke
Committee member and website organiser John Jefferies enjoys a quick meal during a break in proceedings. Photo: Richard T. Cooke
Ailbhe Mahony, member of the Cork Mother Jones Committee distributing shots of Irish whiskey for the toast to Mother Jones on Mother Jones Day. Pic: Richard T. Cooke
Cork troubadour / song historian Jimmy Crowley, a true Cork legend, entertaining people at the Maldron Hotel. Photo: Richard T. Cooke
Geraldine McCarthy (centre) and Michael Lally of the Cork Mother Jones Committee receiving pennant and presentation from the Lions youth Band, Cheshire at the Mother Jones Garden Party, Cork. Photo: John Jefferies
Ladies in appropriate period dress with members of Cork Shawlies at the Mother Jones Garden party at Cork Butter Market. Photo: John Jefferies.
Lions Youth Band, Cheshire perform at the Mother Jones Garden Party, at Cork Butter Market, Shandon. Photo: John Jefferies
Some of those enjoying the Cork Mother Jones Garden Party. Despite rain showers the event was well attended and enjoyed by all. Photo: John Jefferies
Members of Lions Youth Band making presentation to Cork Mother Jones Committee with Ailbhe Mahony, Geraldine McCarthy and Michael Lally of the committee. Photo: John Jefferies.
Anne Scargill from Women Against Pit Closures, Yorkshire with Trevor Quinn, SIPTU and Cork Mother Jones Committee. Photo (c) John Jefferies
Paul Winter, Orgreave Truth and Justice campaign who spoke following the showing of the Yvette Vansons film “The Battle for Orgreave”.
Betty Cook (left) with Anne Scargill, both of the Women Against Pit Closures group Yorkshire, UK. Photo: John Jefferies
William Hammond of the Cork Mother Jones Committee introducing a musical act at the Firkin Crane centre. Photo: John Jefferies.
Dave Hopper (2nd from right) of the Durham Miner’s Gala with fellow members, along with friends from Co. Meath.
Anne Scargill and Betty Cook of Women Against Pit Closures (both in green) with their Mother Jones banner join with US women miners from West Virginia and the Mother Jones banner at the Firkin Crane. Photo (c) John Jefferies
Lord Mayor Mary Shields with three members of the Spirit of Mother Jones committee – James Nolan, Cllr. Ted Tynan and Michael Lally at the Lord Mayor’s chambers, City Hall.
Tadhg O’Sullivan of Allihies Copper Mining Museum who spoke of links between those mines and the mining area of Butte, Montana.
Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Mary Shields with James Goltz from Mount Olive, Illinois (burial place of Mother Jones). Photo (c) John Jefferies
Women from Yorkshire at Cork City Hall. L-R: Lynn, Betty Cook, Anne Scargill and Sue.
Filmmakers Lamprini C. Thoma (centre) and Nicos Ventouras from Greece meet Lord Mayor Mary Shields at City Hall.
Claire McGettrick speaking at the Firkin Crane yesterday
Gareth Peirce arriing at the Firkin Crane theatre, Cork yesterday
James P. McCarthy (left) with his wife Anne and Richard T. Cooke at the Maldron Hotel yesterday