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

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

Forgotten Revolution author to Speak at Cork Festival

Author, Liam Cahill presenting his book Forgotten Revolution - The Limerick Soviet 1919 to the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins recently. (Photo: Barry Cronin) In order to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Limerick Soviet, Liam will introduce the Frameworks Films and Limerick Council of Trade Unions documentary,  The Limerick Soviet at a special showing at … Continue reading Forgotten Revolution author to Speak at Cork Festival

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

Social Justice, Inequality and Climate Change.

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.

“A Conspiracy of Lies” – Cork Launch of Frank Connolly’s new book

A Conspiracy of Lies By Frank Connolly Published by Mercier Press. Cork Book Launch at the Maldron Hotel at 2pm on Saturday 3rd August 2019. Frank Connolly’s latest book is political thriller and love story and has as its dark background the horrific car bombings in Dublin on the evening 17th May 1974. Over forty … Continue reading “A Conspiracy of Lies” – Cork Launch of Frank Connolly’s new book