10th Spirit of Mother Jones Festival Official Announcement

Our 10th Festival - November 25-28th 2021! Keep your calendar clear! The Cork Mother Jones Committee wishes to announce that the 2021 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival will take place on the final weekend of November (Thursday November 25th – Sunday 28th November.). This will be our tenth festival and we are eagerly looking forward to … Continue reading 10th Spirit of Mother Jones Festival Official Announcement

The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2020

The full Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2020 programme from Friday 27th November 2020 to Monday 30th November 2020 is now available. All events are free to view on Cork Community TV and everybody is welcome over the course of the weekend. We hope that you enjoy the 2020 programme. Friday 27th November 3:00 p.m. … Continue reading The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2020

Antoinette Keegan is the Spirit of Mother Jones Award recipient for 2020.

The late Christine Keegan and her daughter Antoinette. Photo courtesy of Sam Boal The Cork Mother Jones Committee is proud to announce that the 2020 Spirit of Mother Jones Award will be presented to Antoinette Keegan of the Stardust Victims Committee. Antoinette and her mother Christine Keegan were due to speak in Cork at this … Continue reading Antoinette Keegan is the Spirit of Mother Jones Award recipient for 2020.

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

March of the Mill Children re-enacted in Shandon, Cork

A re-creation of March of the Mill Children was held on 31st July 2019 and was staged by Cork Community Art Link. It was directed by Beibhinn O' Callaghan and Elisa Gallo Rossi. https://youtu.be/S-4tNBCcqBc https://youtu.be/S-4tNBCcqBc  The event took place on the historic streets of Shandon in Cork city in conjunction with the Cork Mother Jones … Continue reading March of the Mill Children re-enacted in Shandon, Cork

Day 3 of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School, Cork

The 8th annual Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School continues today (Friday, 2nd August) and until tomorrow night.  Below you will find today’s programme. Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School events on Friday 2nd August.   Friday 2nd August 11:00 a.m.  L     Luke Dineen                             “Craftsmen and the Irish revolution, 1920-23” … Continue reading Day 3 of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School, Cork

Winners of the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Song Contest

Huge congratulations to the worthy winners of the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Song Contest. “Mine Workers’ Angel” by John Murphy with backing by Martin Somers (Jean O’Murchu agus Mortin) The winners may sing their song at the plaque on Saturday evening, along with songs from Rory McCarthy. Our thanks to all those who entered the contest. … Continue reading Winners of the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Song Contest

Day 2 of Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School

The 8th annual Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School continues today and until next Saturday night.  Below you will find today's programme. Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School on Thursday 1st August. The Radical Irish Diaspora 11:00 a.m.       Lorraine Starsky         “In the Footsteps of Mother Jones - The Life and … Continue reading Day 2 of Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School

Louise O’Keeffe is the Spirit of Mother Jones Award recipient for 2019.

First Cork Person to receive the Spirit of Mother Jones Award.   The Cork Mother Jones Committee is proud to announce that the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Award will be presented to Louise O’Keeffe.   Louise is the first Cork recipient of this International Award which is named after Cork born Mary Harris who … Continue reading Louise O’Keeffe is the Spirit of Mother Jones Award recipient for 2019.