Mother Jones visits University College Cork. (UCC)

The launch of the 2021 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival took place among the autumnal crimson and carefree covered walls of the Quad at UCC, during the recent Community Week. The surrounding College wings were constructed during the Irish Famine in the late 1840s. So we wondered if young Mary Harris ever visited the site! Some … Continue reading Mother Jones visits University College Cork. (UCC)

Mother Jones and her Army of Mill Children

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

“A Conspiracy of Lies” – Cork Launch of Frank Connolly’s new book

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 and Poetry Events at the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

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

Vote for Cork’s new bridge to be renamed Mother Jones Bridge!

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!

Mother Jones featured in “Rebel Irish Women” talk in Dublin’s GPO

Prof. Rosemary Feurer speaking at Dublin's GPO 19th July 2018. Cork born Mother Jones was featured in an important lecture by Professor Rosemary Feurer at Dublin's General Post Office (GPO) last night.  The GPO is an iconic building in the centre of Dublin which was the seized by independence forces as their headquarters during the … Continue reading Mother Jones featured in “Rebel Irish Women” talk in Dublin’s GPO