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

Cork born Mother Jones to get a historic road marker on the famous Route 66 in Illinois

A new Historic Marker to be unveiled to Cork born Mother Jones in Illinois near Route 66. The Cork Mother Jones Committee welcomes the wonderful news that a new Historic Roadside Marker monument is to be unveiled near the I-55 Southbound Coalfield Roadway in honour of Cork born woman Mother Jones. The large marker has … Continue reading Cork born Mother Jones to get a historic road marker on the famous Route 66 in Illinois

Photos from opening day of the 6th Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School

Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald, accepting urn containing earth from the grave of Mother Jones from Jim Goltz, Illinois.Ed Byrne of the ASTI with presentation from the Cork Mother Jones Committee presented by Ann Piggott of the committee.Ann Piggot makes presentation to Ethel Buckley on behalf of the Cork Mother Jones CommitteeAnn Piggott … Continue reading Photos from opening day of the 6th Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School

Films at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2017

Films at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2017 Tuesday 1st August –Saturday 5th August 2017 Admission is free and all are welcome. Tuesday 1st August  Maldron Hotel, Shandon 2.30: “Mother Jones, America’s Most Dangerous Woman” a film by Rosemary Feurer and Laura Vazquez. Mother Jones: America's Most Dangerous Woman is a documentary about the amazing … Continue reading Films at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2017

The 2017 Cork Mother Jones Lectures.

The 2017 Cork Mother Jones Lectures.   Tuesday 1st August 2017 at 7.30 pm. Ethel Buckley Ethel Buckley leads the SIPTU Division’s collective bargaining, industrial organising, campaigning, membership growth and activist engagement strategies in the private sector. A member of the Executive Council of the ICTU, she was the inaugural Trade Union Organiser in Residence at … Continue reading The 2017 Cork Mother Jones Lectures.

“The Bolshevik Revolution – its Impact on Cork and the Irish Labour Movement”.

Russian Workers marching for bread and freedom, Petrograd 1917 On Friday morning 4th August at 11.00am at the Maldron Hotel, Historian Luke Dineen will present “The Bolshevik Revolution – Impact on Cork and Irish Labour”. One hundred years ago, this Revolution changed the face of the world for the rest of the 20th Century, yet … Continue reading “The Bolshevik Revolution – its Impact on Cork and the Irish Labour Movement”.