Jimmy Crowley will again perform at the eighth Spirit of Mother Jones festival at the Maldron Hotel on Friday 2nd August at 1pm. In what has become a huge highlight of the festival Jimmy explained how much this gig means to him. Writing in the Evening Echo on August 11th 2018, Jimmy said of his … Continue reading Jimmy Crowley returns to the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival
Mary Manning, one of the Dunnes Stores Strikers will speak at the Spirit of Mother Jones Summer School on Friday evening 3rd August at the Firkin Theatre in Shandon at 7.30. On July 19th 1984, Mary Manning went to work as usual on the cash registers at the Dunnes Stores, Henry Street branch in Dublin. … Continue reading Mary Manning to speak at this year’s Spirit of Mother Jones festival
Timetable for Day Three of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival - Thursday, 3rd August 2017. There is an environmental theme to today's events which begin at 11.00am with what promises to be an interesting and topical talk by Councillor Marcia D'Alton on "The Environmental Battle for Cork Harbour". We will have Music at the … Continue reading Spirit of Mother Jones Festival – Day Three (Thursday, 3rd August)
Historian and author Harry Owens, will address the topic “Origins and Lessons of the Spanish Civil War” at the Maldron Hotel on Friday 4th August at 2.45. Anarchist militia from the National Confederation of Labour wave their flags and rifles for the camera in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War. ca. 1937 Barcelona, Spain The … Continue reading Origins and Lessons of the Spanish Civil War
Russian Workers marching for bread and freedom, Petrograd 1917 On Friday morning 4th August at 11.00am at the Maldron Hotel, Historian Luke Dineen will present “The Bolshevik Revolution – Impact on Cork and Irish Labour”. One hundred years ago, this Revolution changed the face of the world for the rest of the 20th Century, yet … Continue reading “The Bolshevik Revolution – its Impact on Cork and the Irish Labour Movement”.
On site with the film crew Angelo Vernuccio, (Sound Man) Ger McCloskey, Eddie Noonan,(Frameworks Films) Tom Collopy and Alan Warren. The Cork Mother Jones Committee will show the Cork premiere of The Limerick Brigadistas - From the Shannon to the Ebro...a film documentary by the Limerick International Brigades Memorial Trust (LIBMT) and Frameworks Films on Friday … Continue reading Frank Ryan and the Limerick Brigadistas
The programme for the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School 2017 is now available with the publication of the official brochure today (23rd June). The programme covers a comprehensive range of events which will take place during the Festival and Summer School. These will include lectures, music, film showing and commemorative events over … Continue reading Spirit of Mother Jones Festival Brochure published
The Cork Mother Jones committee announces that singer Karen Underwood will appear for the first time at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival on Wednesday night 2nd August at the Maldron Hotel, Shandon, at 9.30 pm. Karen Underwood concert at Spirit of Mother Jones Festival Karen was born in Chicago in the early 60s at … Continue reading Karen Underwood sings the Blues in Cork
Cork born Chartist leader to be remembered at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival Feargus O'Connor (1796-1855) Born on 18th July 1796 at Connorville close to Ballineen in Co Cork, Feargus O’ Connor was the son of Roger O’Connor and Wilhelmina Bowen. Both his father and more famous uncle, Arthur (a Barrister, former MP and … Continue reading Feargus O’Connor – The Lion of Freedom
Tom Gilmartin (Photo via the Irish Post) 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 own … Continue reading Political and Corporate Corruption – have we learned the lessons from past?