This book for Children tells the story of the March of the Mill Children led by Mother Jones during July 1903 from Philadelphia to President Roosevelt’s summer mansion in Long Island, New York. Using many quotes from Mother Jones herself, author Winter describes it as a “true story that will excite budding young activists and … Continue reading Mother Jones and her Army of Mill Children
This was a dismissive comment originally made to a founder of Cumann na mBan In Cork, Lil Conlon. Years later, the comment also annoyed members of the Shandon Area History Group. The result was Ordinary Women in Extraordinary Times published in 2019 by the Shandon Area History Group. This ground breaking publication reveals some of the hidden pages … Continue reading What Did the Women Do Anyway?
Documentary on One – The Little Shop of Secrets by Bill Murphy.Saturday July 18th at 1pm on Radio 1In the early decades of the last century two …http://www.rte.ie/docononeThe remarkable Wallace sisters. https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/an-irishman-s-diary-about-about-a-republican-newsagents-in-revolution-era-cork-1.2736364
Documentary on One – The Little Shop of Secrets by Bill Murphy.Saturday July 18th at 1pm on Radio 1. In the early decades of the last century two sisters, Nora and Sheila Wallace, ran a small newsagents in the centre of Cork City. However, their customers were unaware that when they bought their Irish Times or Cork … Continue reading The remarkable Wallace sisters.
President of Ireland in tribute to the brave workers in the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr Michael D Higgins recalls the battle cry of Mother Jones and the motto that lies at the heart of International Workers Commemoration Day.. "Remember the death and fight like hell for the living" Click here
A Conspiracy of Lies By Frank Connolly Published by Mercier Press. Cork Book Launch at the Maldron Hotel at 2pm on Saturday 3rd August 2019. Frank Connolly’s latest book is political thriller and love story and has as its dark background the horrific car bombings in Dublin on the evening 17th May 1974. Over forty … Continue reading “A Conspiracy of Lies” – Cork Launch of Frank Connolly’s new book
Music at the Maldron takes place at 1pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the Maldron Hotel. Organised by Richard T Cooke, author, musician and song writer, these Maldron sessions feature Richard along with the Shandon Shawlies, Joan Goggin and family and many others. Wednesday 31st July at 9.30pm at the Maldron. The Cork Singers’ … Continue reading Music and Poetry Events at the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival
The official Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2019 poster is just back from the printers and we will be displaying them at selected venues around Cork city over the next week or so. In the meantime you can also download the poster in pdf form at the following link Mother Jones Annual Festival Poster 2019
Artist's Impression of what the new bridge will look like Cork City Council is constructing a new bridge across the River Lee. This bridge will link Merchants Quay to St. Patrick's Quay close to the existing Harley Street which runs alongside the Metropole Hotel. The new bridge will provide improved pedestrian and cycle connectivity between the … Continue reading Vote for Cork’s new bridge to be renamed Mother Jones Bridge!
Some photos from the first day of the 7th Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School 2018 which was opened today by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Mick Finn. The event continues until next Saturday evening, 4th August. Mother Jones (Loretta Williams) with one of "her boys" (Dominic O'Callaghan) L to R Joan … Continue reading Great start to Mother Jones 2018