The 8th annual Spirit of Mother Jones Festival begins today

The 8th Annual Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School opens in the Shandon area on the northside of Cork city today. Events at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival on Wednesday 31st July 2019.   10:30 a.m.  F   A film by Rosemary Feurer. Mother Jones: America’s Most Dangerous Woman                                      Cathedral Visitor Centre … Continue reading The 8th annual Spirit of Mother Jones Festival begins today

Mother Jones: her background, life and legacy

Mother Jones………her background, her life and her legacy. Firkin Crane Theatre, Shandon. Wednesday 31st July 2019 at 7pm. On Wednesday 31st July, Elliott J Gorn, US historian and author and Joe Creedon, historian from Inchigeelagh, will discuss the background, life and times of Mother Jones and what is known of her mother’s life in Inchigeelagh. … Continue reading Mother Jones: her background, life and legacy

Social Justice, Inequality and Climate Change.

Social Justice, Inequality and Climate Change. By Dr. John Barimo. Cathedral Visitor Centre, Friday afternoon, 2nd August at 2.30. This lecture will explore issues of environmental and climate justice from local and regional levels to the planetary scale.  The conversation will be grounded in ecological and environmental sciences with pertinent background information provided with the intention … Continue reading Social Justice, Inequality and Climate Change.

Mother Jones Festival remembers Pete Seeger (1919 – 2014)

Mother Jones Festival remembers Pete Seeger (1919 – 2014) To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pete Seeger, John Nyhan and Mick Treacy will sing some of the songs associated with this legendary folk singer at the Maldron Hotel on Friday 2nd August at 9.30pm.   Pete Seeger remained committed throughout his long … Continue reading Mother Jones Festival remembers Pete Seeger (1919 – 2014)

Mother Jones continues to draw huge interest in the USA

Some news in from our friends at the Mother Jones Heritage Project in Illinois with thanks to Prof. Rosemary Feurer. Firstly there's an update on two exciting musical events Tickets go on sale tomorrow, 4th February for what promises to be a highly impressive performance of the 2019 Siamsa na nGael - a Celtic Celebration … Continue reading Mother Jones continues to draw huge interest in the USA

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

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