Mother Jones visits Calumet, Michigan in August 1913

Mother Jones visits Calumet, Michigan in August 1913. The Cork Mother Jones Committee is very grateful to Jeremiah Mason, Archivist of the National Parks Service, Lake Superior Collection Management Centre at Keweenaw National Historical Park at Calumet in Michigan for providing the Cork Mother Jones Committee with a collection of five photographs of Mother Jones. … Continue reading Mother Jones visits Calumet, Michigan in August 1913

Beatles Album cover designer Jann Haworth includes Mother Jones in her latest mural creation.

Beatles Album cover designer Jann Haworth includes Mother Jones in her latest mural creation. Cork woman Mother Jones has been included among the women icons in the Work in Progress Celebrating Women Who are Catalysts for Change mural featuring the faces of more than 100 influential women which have either been written out of history … Continue reading Beatles Album cover designer Jann Haworth includes Mother Jones in her latest mural creation.

Historic new photos of Mother Jones rediscovered

  The Cork Mother Jones Committee has received the following photographs of Mother Jones during her visit to Northern Michigan during the Copper Country strike of 1913/14. She went north to the Great Lakes area to address a mass meeting of the union members and supporters. Mother Jones was 76 years old at the time.  … Continue reading Historic new photos of Mother Jones rediscovered

Cork’s Lord Mayor praises Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

The Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. John Sheehan launched the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School at the Maldron Hotel in Shandon on Wednesday 26th June. During the course of the launch, the Lord Mayor praised the organisers of the festival, stating that such a festival was essential in a democracy where … Continue reading Cork’s Lord Mayor praises Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

Photos from the final day of Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2018

The 7th Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School came to an end last evening (Saturday, 4th August) with a well-attended toast to Mother Jones at the plaque in her honour at John Redmond Street.  The 2018 festival has been a tremendous success with capacity crowds at all our events and a combination of … Continue reading Photos from the final day of Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2018

Photos from Spirit of Mother Jones Festival Day 2 – 3rd August 2018

Photos from the second day of the 7th Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School 2018. The event continues until next Saturday evening, 4th August. Ann Piggot of the Cork Mother Jones Committee makes a presentation to Luke Dineen who delivered a fascinating talk about the life and times of Thomas "Corkie" Walsh at … Continue reading Photos from Spirit of Mother Jones Festival Day 2 – 3rd August 2018

Some Photos from the First 3 Days of the 2016 Festival

Laurence Fenton who spoke about anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass who spent some time in Cork in the 1840sHistorian Luke Dineen who gave a fascinating lecture on Saturday on the Irish Post Office strike of 1922Two troubadours - singer / songwriter / historian Richard T. Cooke (left) who is also a member of the Spirit of … Continue reading Some Photos from the First 3 Days of the 2016 Festival

Photos from the 4th Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

Cork's Lord Mayor, Cllr. Chris O'Leary with author and former MP Chris Mullin Piper Norman O'Rourke prepares to "pipe in" the Lord Mayor Lord Mayor Cllr. Chris O'Leary launches the festival We have many more photos from the festival which can be viewed by clicking on the image below. Mother Jones Festival 2015 More photos … Continue reading Photos from the 4th Spirit of Mother Jones Festival