Huge congratulations to the worthy winners of the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Song Contest. “Mine Workers’ Angel” by John Murphy with backing by Martin Somers (Jean O’Murchu agus Mortin) The winners may sing their song at the plaque on Saturday evening, along with songs from Rory McCarthy. Our thanks to all those who entered the contest. … Continue reading Winners of the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Song Contest
Photos of the presentation of the Spirit of Mother Jones Award 2019 to Louise O'Keeffe. Photos courtesy of ProVision.
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
The Ballymurphy Massacre Saturday morning 3rd August at 10.30am Firkin Crane Theatre. On Saturday morning 3rd August , Briege Voyle will speak about what has become known as The Ballymurphy Massacre. Briege is the daughter of Joan Connolly. Joan, a mother of eight was shot dead by the British Army’s Parachute Regiment on Monday August … Continue reading The Ballymurphy Massacre
First Cork Person to receive the Spirit of Mother Jones Award. The Cork Mother Jones Committee is proud to announce that the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Award will be presented to Louise O’Keeffe. Louise is the first Cork recipient of this International Award which is named after Cork born Mary Harris who became … Continue reading Louise O’Keeffe is the Spirit of Mother Jones Award recipient for 2019
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.
The 8th January 2019 marked the 40th anniversary of the worst industrial accident to occur in the Republic of Ireland during peacetime when the French oil tanker, MV Betelgeuse, exploded at Gulf Oil’s Whiddy Island Oil Terminal in Bantry Bay. Fifty lives were lost in the explosion, forty two French, seven Irish and one Englishman. … Continue reading The Whiddy Island Disaster
Professor Elliott J. Gorn will tell the story of Emmett Till at the Firkin Crane Theatre on Saturday afternoon 3rd August at 3pm. Let the People See. 14 year old Emmett Till from Chicago visited some of his family in Mississippi in August 1955. He allegedly whistled at a white woman, Carolyn Bryant who was … Continue reading The Story of Emmett Till: Let the People See
Fords – Memories of the Line Maldron Hotel, Friday August 2nd 2019 at 5.00 pm. A Documentary by Frameworks Films and Ford Ex-Workers’ Group. This documentary was shown at the festival in 2018. Unfortunately many people were unable to gain access last year. Following many requests it will be repeated. The Fords factory became synonymous … Continue reading Fords:- Memories of the Line
The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival will show the documentary, The Limerick Soviet, which has been produced by Frameworks Films, the Cork based film production company, in collaboration with the Limerick Council of Trade Unions, at the Maldron Hotel on Thursday evening 1st August 2019 at 5.00pm. The documentary will be introduced by Liam Cahill, … Continue reading The Limerick Soviet of 1919