Mount Olive is arguably best known as the last resting place of Mary Harris, Mother Jones and the victims of the Virden Massacre of 1898. However Mount Olive was recently in the news for other reasons. Like many surrounding districts Mount Olive suffered major damage in the May […]
Cork Mother Jones Commemorative Committee
From our friends at the Cork Coal Quay Family Festival. The “Coal Quay” (pronounced as Coal Kay by locals) is a historic area in the centre of Cork City. Built on an ancient marsh, the Coal Quay area is one of the oldest parts of Cork city. The […]
The Liverpool Echo, Merseyside’s biggest selling daily newspaper, last Saturday (June 29th) featured the decision of the Mother Jones committee to award The Spirit of Mother Jones Award to Margaret Aspinall, Chairperson of the Hillsborough Family Support Group. The Echo, which has an average daily circulation of over […]
local performer Kate Magrew as Mother Jones The Cork Mother Jones Committee today announced details of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival at a packed press launch at the Maldron Hotel in the city’s historic Shandon area. In addition to the launch of our new festival programme and […]
A unique event took place in the Shandon area of Cork city yesterday (29 May) with the joint launch of four separate festivals which will be held in the area under the auspices of “The Gathering” during the summer and early autumn. Dubbed “the Four Festivals under the […]
Our new poster for the 2013 Spirit of Mother Jones festival has gone to the printers. Here is a preview….
Selected highlights from the inaugural Mother Jones Festival in Cork, Ireland celebrating the 175th anniversary of the birth of Mary Harris aka Mother Jones. The 2013 festival runs from Tuesday 30th July to Thursday 1st August, and promises to be even better than last year. It culminates on […]