Mother Jones The Cork Mother Jones Committee is delighted to announce the publication of the remarkable story of Mother Jones. This is now available here on the Spirit of Mother Jones festival website (under the heading "The Story of Mother Jones"). This story, the first Irish account, concentrates on the birth of Mary Harris in … Continue reading The Story of Mother Jones.
We imagine if Mother Jones visited Shandon, before Christmas 1920. During this time Ireland’s War of Independence was raging, and much of Patrick’s Street in Cork had been recently burned down by the Auxiliaries. The funeral of Terence McSwiney, Lord Mayor of Cork, who died after a 74 day hunger strike in Brixton prison had … Continue reading Mother Jones Visits Shandon, before Christmas 1920.
The Cork Mother Jones Committee will show a short film of Mother Jones visiting Cork 100 years ago in December 1920 at the Spirit of Mother Jones Virtual festival (Friday Nov 27thto Monday Nov 30th). There is no evidence that Mary Harris/Mother Jones ever did return to Cork city where she was born in 1837 … Continue reading Just Imagine if Mother Jones Returned to Shandon
Join our live celebration on zoom. WE SHALL RISE! Preregister at link recommended. Join Sara Nelson (AFA/CWA), Cecil Roberts (UMWA) & Daniel Mulhall, Ireland's Ambassador to the U.S., Brian O Brien, Ireland’s consul general for Chicago & Midwest.& MORE ! Toasts from Cork Ireland, Mother Jones’ birthplace & Mother Jones Monument, Mt. Olive Illinois. Learn … Continue reading Mother Jones May Day We Shall Rise Party
The Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. John Sheehan launched the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School at the Maldron Hotel in Shandon on Wednesday 26th June. During the course of the launch, the Lord Mayor praised the organisers of the festival, stating that such a festival was essential in a democracy where … Continue reading Cork’s Lord Mayor praises Spirit of Mother Jones Festival
The Cork Mother Jones Committee would like to extend our best wishes to all involved at the Shandon Street Festival as they prepare for their 2019 festival which takes place next Saturday, 22nd June in and around Shandon Street on Cork's Northside. The festival runs from 1 to 6pm and will have something for all … Continue reading Best wishes to Shandon Street Festival 2019
The Cork Mother Jones Committee wish to extend our deepest sympathies to Mick O'Donovan and his family on the death of Helen. Helen was a great friend to everyone at the annual festival and contributed and gave so much to this event over the past 8 years. She had the voice of an … Continue reading Helen O’Donovan R.I.P.
The Cork Mother Jones Committee is very disappointed that the bridge across the River Lee was not named after Mary Harris/Mother Jones. However, we are extremely heartened by the huge levels of public support we have received from many quarters and especially from Cork City and the United States for our efforts to have this … Continue reading Cork’s new footbridge not to be named after Mother Jones
Plans are underway for the eight annual Spirit of Mother Jones festival and summer school in Shandon, Cork which takes place this year from Wednesday July 31st until Saturday 3rd August. In an exciting new development, the Cork Mother Jones Committee is planning to hold an international song competition to select a new “Song … Continue reading Announcing “The Song for Mother Jones” competition.
Ethel Lilian Voynich Author and journalist Alannah Hopkin will present the story of a remarkable Cork woman Ethel Boole otherwise known as Ethel Lilian Voynich or E.L.V. at the Maldron Hotel on Thursday 30th July at 2pm. Ethel Lilian Boole was born at Lichfield Cottage in Ballintemple, Cork on 11th May 1864 and baptised on … Continue reading The Remarkable Story of Lily Boole