Mother Jones Historical Marker by The Mother Jones Heritage Project in Illinois

This may be of interest to our friends in the United States and especially in the state of Illinois. The Mother Jones Heritage Project in Illinois will be unveiling a new permanent marker  at Highway I-55 Northbound, Coalfield Rest area at 12 Noon on Tuesday, 11th December 2018. All are welcome Among the guest speakers … Continue reading Mother Jones Historical Marker by The Mother Jones Heritage Project in Illinois

A Night of Music with the Songs of Ewan MacColl

Well known Cork folk singers, John Nyhan and Mick Treacy will present the songs of Ewan MacColl at the Maldron Hotel Bar on Friday night 3rd August at 9.30pm. John Nyhan was born in Cork City, he now lives in North Cork. He was heavily influenced by the Folk music revival of the 60s and … Continue reading A Night of Music with the Songs of Ewan MacColl

Loretta Williams to play Mother Jones at festival

American actress Loretta Williams will appear at the 2018 Spirit of Mother Jones festival and will give a number of performances including at the formal opening in front of the Lord Mayor, Cllr Mick Finn.  Loretta Williams, a historical reenactor from Illinois, portrays Mother Jones through fiery and original presentations. She has performed in Mt. … Continue reading Loretta Williams to play Mother Jones at festival

NAMA-land – Frank Connolly’s latest book

NAMA-land cover The investigative journalist, Frank Connolly will appear at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and summer school on Saturday morning the 4th August at 11am at the Firkin Theatre. Mr Connolly will discuss his latest book NAMA-Land: The Inside Story Of Ireland’s Property Sell-Off And The Creation Of A New Elite. (Published by … Continue reading NAMA-land – Frank Connolly’s latest book

Press launch for Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School

Launch of 2018 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School The seventh Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and summer School takes place in Shandon Historic Quarter from Wednesday 1st August to Saturday 4th August. Details of this year's events will be released at a Press Launch in Cork's Maldron Hotel tomorrow (Wednesday 26th June). … Continue reading Press launch for Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School

The story of Hanna Sheehy Skeffington as told by her granddaughter Micheline

Dr. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington will speak at the Spirit of Mother Jones summer school on Saturday afternoon 4th August at the Firkin Theatre at 2.30 pm. All are welcome. Dr Sheehy Skeffington is a plant ecologist with an interest in wetlands, heathlands and peatland. She has carried out research on sustainable farming for conservation and … Continue reading The story of Hanna Sheehy Skeffington as told by her granddaughter Micheline

Mary Manning to speak at this year’s Spirit of Mother Jones festival

Mary Manning, one of the Dunnes Stores Strikers will speak at the Spirit of Mother Jones Summer School on Friday evening 3rd August at the Firkin Theatre in Shandon at 7.30. On July 19th 1984, Mary Manning went to work as usual on the cash registers at the Dunnes Stores, Henry Street branch in Dublin. … Continue reading Mary Manning to speak at this year’s Spirit of Mother Jones festival

Irish Ambassador to US visits Mother Jones’ grave in Mount Olive, Illinois

Ambassador Daniel Mulhall at the Mother Jones monument in Mount Olive Irish Ambassador visits Mother Jones Monument to learn of Cork born Mother Jones The Irish Ambassador to the United States, Daniel Mulhall has paid a historic visit to the final resting place of Cork born Mother Jones (born Mary Harris in Cork, Ireland in … Continue reading Irish Ambassador to US visits Mother Jones’ grave in Mount Olive, Illinois

Historic marker to Mother Jones unveiled on Route 66 near her Illinois resting place

The new road marker at I-55 south of Springfield, Illinois. Photo courtesy of Mike Matejka A commemorative road marker in honour of Cork-born Mother Jones was unveiled near Mount Olive, Illinois on Monday (11 December) in the presence of the Honorary Irish Consul in Chicago, Mr. Brian O'Brien.  Irish Consul General Brian O'Brien (Photo courtesy … Continue reading Historic marker to Mother Jones unveiled on Route 66 near her Illinois resting place