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.
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
Documentary on One – The Little Shop of Secrets by Bill Murphy.Saturday July 18th at 1pm on Radio 1. In the early decades of the last century two sisters, Nora and Sheila Wallace, ran a small newsagents in the centre of Cork City. However, their customers were unaware that when they bought their Irish Times or Cork … Continue reading The remarkable Wallace sisters.
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