The Cork Mother Jones Committee is pleased to announce that Fergal Keane has agreed to speak to the topic “Human Rights in a Divided World”. Fergal Keane (Photo: Limerick Leader) He will appear on Sunday evening 31st July at the Maldron Hotel at 7.30pm. Born in London, his mother Maura Hassett wasfrom Cork city and … Continue reading Human Rights in a Divided World.
Greenshine to play at The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2016. Maldron Hotel on Friday 29th July, Tickets €5 Greenshine in concert GREENSHINE is a family trio comprising Noel Shine, Mary Greene and their daughter Ellie. Their material straddles the boundaries of contemporary, folk and roots and includes many self-penned songs. Their fast picking and close harmonies are a … Continue reading Greenshine to play at The Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2016.
Luke Dineen has been a regular contributor to the Mother Jones summer school and we are delighted to welcome him back in 2016. He will address the significance of the Postal Strike of 1922 at the Maldron Hotel on Saturday 30th July at 11.30. J.J. Walsh with Countess Markievicz ''The Postal Strike of 1922 was … Continue reading Luke Dineen to tell little-known story of one Ireland’s 1922 post office strike
Members of Cobh Animation Team. Picture: Andy JayJoan Goggin as "Mother Jones" Picture: Andy Jay The formal press launch of this year's Spirit of Mother Jones Festival was held last week at Cork's Maldron Hotel. The festival begins on Thursday, 28th July and runs until Monday, 1st August 2016. Here are some photos from last … Continue reading Press launch for the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2016
Joan Goggin as "Mother Jones" Picture: Andy Jay The press launch of the Spirit of Mother Jones festival and summer school takes place at the Maldron Hotel on Wednesday 29th June at 1pm and will be performed by the Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Des Cahill. The festival itself will take place from 28th July … Continue reading Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School 2016 Launch
This event takes place at the Maldron Hotel on Saturday night 30th July at 9pm. All are welcome. To Mother Jones the miners were “My Boys” and her activist life was spent in organising miners of all nationalities across America. She “could arouse more fight in men than any speaker I have ever seen behind … Continue reading Songs of the Mining Tradition with John Nyhan, Mick Treacy and friends.
Spirit of Mother Jones Festival programme 2016 The Programme for the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2016 is now available. This year's festival offers a great variety of events including lectures, film and musical performances. To download the programme please click here: Programme 2016
Cork Mother Jones Committee is pleased to confirm that retired judge Mrs Catherine McGuinness will speak at the 2016 Spirit of Mother Jones summer school. She will speak to the topic “Direct Provision – Not the solution!” at the Firkin Crane Theatre on Friday 29th July at 7.30 pm. Catherine McGuinness Catherine McGuinness was born … Continue reading Direct Provision – Not the Solution!
Sisters Sheila (left) and Nora Wallace The story of extraordinary Wallace Sisters will be told by Anne Twomey of the Shandon Area History Group on Saturday 30th July at 2.30pm at the Maldron Hotel. Now a lifeless vehicular short cut, St. Augustine Street in Cork City is barely noticed by many people these days.An unprepossessing … Continue reading The Extraordinary Wallace Sisters
Tish Gibbons Tish Gibbons works as a researcher with SIPTU’s Strategic Organising Department and leads up its innovative Educate to Organise programme. She was a union organiser with SIPTU from 1997 to 2008 and will address the above topic at this year’s summer school. Tish has worked in the Irish trade union movement for 30 … Continue reading Organising in the Shadow of the Law