Category: Programme

Catherine McGuinness

Direct Provision – Not the Solution!

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 […]

Wallace Sisters

The Extraordinary Wallace Sisters

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 […]

Tish Gibbons

Organising in the Shadow of the Law

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 […]

Festival Time approaches!

The Cork Mother Jones Committee is proud to introduce the 2015 Spirit of Mother Jones festival and summer school which begins on Wednesday 29th July and concludes on Saturday night, 1st August.   We feel very honoured to celebrate the memory of Mary Harris, known as Mother Jones, […]

Press Launch for 2015 Festival

The formal launch of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School takes place at the Maldron Hotel on Thursday July 2nd at 1pm. All are welcome to come along as the fantastic programme of events for 29th July to 1st August 2015 is announced. The full […]