Category: Mother Jones Festival

Video review of our first four years

The following video is a brief review of the first four years of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival which has now become part of Cork’s cultural and heritage fabric.  From our initial plan in 2012 to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the birth of Mary Harris / […]

Fergal Keane

Human Rights in a Divided World.

The Cork Mother Jones Committee is pleased to announce that Fergal Keane has agreed to speak to the topic “Human Rights in a Divided World”. He will appear on Sunday evening 31st July at the Maldron Hotel at 7.30pm. Born in London, his mother Maura Hassett wasfrom Cork […]

Richard T. Cooke

Opening Concert of 2016 Festival

The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2016  Opening event.    Lunchtime Song & Music Concert    Maldron Hotel, Shandon. Thursday, July 28th, 1-2pm  Concert with the best of Cork talent    Richard T. Cooke MC Muddy Lee & Shandon Street Shawlies Choir.   Clann Chorcai members:  Aoife Delaney (Young Mother […]

Catherine McGuinness

Direct Provision – Not the Solution!

Cork Mother Jones Committee is pleased to confirm that retired judge Mrs Catherine McGuinness will speak at the 2016 Spirit of Mother Jones summer school. She will speak to the topic “Direct Provision – Not the solution!” at the Firkin Crane Theatre on Friday 29th July at 7.30 […]

Tish Gibbons

Organising in the Shadow of the Law

Tish Gibbons works as a researcher with SIPTU’s Strategic Organising Department and leads up its innovative Educate to Organise programme. She was a union organiser with SIPTU from 1997 to 2008 and will address the above topic at this year’s summer school. Tish has worked in the Irish […]