The Sweet Olive String Band will play in concert at the Maldron Hotel on Saturday night 5th August from 8pm. Woodbine, a bluegrass band from Athy, Co Kildare is the support act. This concert will bring the 2017 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and […]
As reported from Mount Olive, Illinois by James Goltz Unique history in the making in Mt. Olive Illinois,at the Union Miners’ Cemetery involving the legendary labour agitator, Mother Harris Jones (Mother Jones), Friends of Mother Jones and Ireland. Mother Jones is buried in the only union owned cemetery […]
The Cork Mother Jones Committee will show the Cork premiere of TheLimerick Brigadistas – From the Shannon to the Ebro…a film documentary by the Limerick International Brigades Memorial Trust (LIBMT) and Frameworks Films on Friday 4th August at 7.30 at the Firkin Theatre in Shandon on Cork’s Northside. All are […]
Julianna Minihan will present a paper entitled “Slums, Factories and Child Labour – Florence Kelley 1859-1932″ at the Maldron Hotel, Cork on the opening day of the Spirit of Mother Jones festival, Tuesday 1st August at 3.00pm. Mother Jones has always been associated with campaigns again child […]
On Friday 22nd November 2013, Tom Gilmartin passed away at the Cork University Hospital. He was 78 years old and died of kidney failure due to heart complications. Following his removal from the Wilton funeral home, his body was taken on its last journey, initially to his […]
The Shandon area has been freshly spruced up thanks to the work of Shandon Tidy Towns, Shandon Area Renewal Association (S.A.R.A) and the local community. Weeds and overgrowth have been removed and fresh flowers are up at the Mother Jones plaque on John Redmond Street. Looking good folks!
For a number of years there has been a close relationship between the Cork Mother Jones Festival and the Durham Miners Association. We were delighted to be visited by a delegation from the DMA, led by their late General Secretary, Davy Hopper, on a number of occasions. Sadly […]