Human Rights in a Divided World.

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.

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 to tell little-known story of one Ireland’s 1922 post office strike

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

Press launch for the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2016

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

Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School 2016 Launch

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

Songs of the Mining Tradition with John Nyhan, Mick Treacy and friends.

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.