John Jefferies RIP.

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of John Jefferies, a founding member of the Cork Mother Jones Committee. John passed away at his residence in Cobh on February 10th 2020. John was a member of our committee since 2011 and managed the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival website and Facebook pages. … Continue reading John Jefferies RIP.

The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2020 on Cork Community TV

Beginning on Saturday 1st August, the Cork Mother Jones Committee in conjunction with Cork Community TV are making available on television, some of the talks and presentations, which have been delivered at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festivals and Summer Schools since 2012. The original series of Mother Jones annual lectures, will be shown on … Continue reading The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2020 on Cork Community TV

Mother Jones May Day We Shall Rise Party

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

Cork’s Lord Mayor praises Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

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

Cork’s new footbridge not to be named after Mother Jones

  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

Announcing “The Song for Mother Jones” competition.

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.