Prof. Rosemary Feurer set to return to this years Spirit of Mother Jones festival

Prof. Rosemary Feurer visits Cork's historic Shandon Steeple in 2012. The Cork Mother Jones Committee is delighted to confirm that Professor Rosemary Feurer, who attended the inaugural Mother Jones festival is returning to the 2014 festival. Rosemary is Associate Professor of History at the Dept. of History, Northern Illinois University. Her fields of study include … Continue reading Prof. Rosemary Feurer set to return to this years Spirit of Mother Jones festival

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 to 1923. Luke gave a presentation on … Continue reading The Cork Harbour Soviet

British Miners’ Strike to feature at Cork Mother Jones Festival

The Cork Mother Jones Committee is privileged to welcome Betty Cook and Anne Scargill to Cork. Betty Cook was born in 1938 in Doncaster. Having trained as a nurse, Betty married and raised her family of three children and watched from home as the coal strikes of 1972 to 1974 took place. She was determined … Continue reading British Miners’ Strike to feature at Cork Mother Jones Festival