Category: Lectures

Tadhg Barry

Tadhg Barry Remembered

The extraordinary life and death of Tadhg Barry from Blarney Street.   Tadhg Barry Remembered produced by Frameworks Films in collaboration with the Cork Council of Trade Unions.   The film of Tadhg Barry was first shown in Cork in 2013 and was also shown at the 2013 […]

From Allihies to Butte, Montana

Main engine house at the Mountain Mine at Allihies, built 1862. Photo (c) Nigel Cox and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons licence   Tadhg O’Sullivan, Vice chairperson of the Allihies Copper Mine Museum will speak of the tradition of mining at the old Allihies Copper mines […]

Qatar – a World Cup graveyard?

Among the many issues which Mother Jones championed was the protection of workers and ensuring that miners and factory workers worked in safe and decent working conditions. In spite of the passing of a century, tens of millions of workers are still denied basic human rights. None more […]

The Cork Harbour Soviet

The Cork Mother Jones Committee is delighted to welcome local historian Luke Dineen back to the Spirit of Mother Jones festival in 2014. Luke is 24 years old and is presently working on a PhD Thesis in UCC on the labour movement in Cork and Derry from 1917 […]

Dave Hopper and the Durham Miner’s Gala

  The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival is proud to welcome Dave Hopper, General Secretary of the Durham Miners’ Association, and Secretary of the National Union of Miners (North East Area), which he represents on the National Executive Committee of the NUM. Dave has been involved all his […]