“Anne & Betty United by the Struggle”, with Ian Clayton. Published by Route.

This publication is a rarity.  Working-class women who fight for social justice seldom get an opportunity to tell their own story in their own voices. Social, trade union and labour history is sometimes interpreted by those far removed from the day-to-day lives and experience of those directly involved. The contributions of working class women remains unacknowledged … Continue reading “Anne & Betty United by the Struggle”, with Ian Clayton. Published by Route.

The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2020 on Cork Community TV

Beginning on Saturday 1st August, the Cork Mother Jones Committee in conjunction with Cork Community TV are making available on television, some of the talks and presentations, which have been delivered at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festivals and Summer Schools since 2012. The original series of Mother Jones annual lectures, will be shown on … Continue reading The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2020 on Cork Community TV

Cork Mother Jones Festival 2020 postponed.

The Cork Mother Jones Committee, wishes, to announce the postponement of the ninth Spirit of Mother Jones Festival (2020), from its original date (29th July-1st Aug), to the final weekend in November. (November 27th -30th). James Nolan, spokesperson for the festival and summer school stated. "We are postponing the festival in the interests of the … Continue reading Cork Mother Jones Festival 2020 postponed.

Preliminary announcement for Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2020

The Cork Mother Jones Committee has announced that the 2020 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School will take place in and around Shandon over four days from Wednesday 29th July to Saturday 1st August 2020. It will again feature talks, discussions, films, songs, stories and music associated with the "Spirit of Mother Jones". … Continue reading Preliminary announcement for Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2020

Day 4 of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School 2019

The 8th annual Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School continues today (Saturday, 3rd August) and the main events finish tonight, However there will also be an evening with the talented Stan Notte on Sunday night at Maureen's Bar, John Redmond Street. Spirit of Mother Jones festival and summer school events for Saturday 3rd … Continue reading Day 4 of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School 2019

Day 3 of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School, Cork

The 8th annual Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School continues today (Friday, 2nd August) and until tomorrow night.  Below you will find today’s programme. Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School events on Friday 2nd August.   Friday 2nd August 11:00 a.m.  L     Luke Dineen                             “Craftsmen and the Irish revolution, 1920-23” … Continue reading Day 3 of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School, Cork

Winners of the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Song Contest

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

Day 2 of Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School

The 8th annual Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School continues today and until next Saturday night.  Below you will find today's programme. Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School on Thursday 1st August. The Radical Irish Diaspora 11:00 a.m.       Lorraine Starsky         “In the Footsteps of Mother Jones - The Life and … Continue reading Day 2 of Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School

Louise O’Keeffe is the Spirit of Mother Jones Award recipient for 2019.

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 … Continue reading Louise O’Keeffe is the Spirit of Mother Jones Award recipient for 2019.