2018 Festival Brochure now available

We are delighted to announce the finalised programme events for the 2018 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival which will be held in the Shandon area of Cork City from Wednesday, 1st August to Saturday, 4th August. This year's festival once again covers a broad range of topics to be covered in a selection of daily … Continue reading 2018 Festival Brochure now available

Cork honours Mother Jones’ “American birthday”

Toasting Mother Jones at the Mother Jones plaque at Shandon, Cork City Members and friends of the Cork Mother Jones Committee last night (30th April) gathered at the Mother Jones plaque on John Redmond Street in the Shandon area of Cork to mark Mother Jones "American Birthday" which is traditionally celebrated on May Day. While … Continue reading Cork honours Mother Jones’ “American birthday”

US events on or about May Day to honour Mother Jones

The Mother Jones Museum (USA) events committee in Mt. Olive Illinois, announced United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts will be laying wreaths at the graves of the Irish born labor agitator Mother Jones, former UMWA Secretary Treasurer John Banovic and Sam Yurkovitch, an immigrant coal miner who enlisted in WWI and died at … Continue reading US events on or about May Day to honour Mother Jones

300 years of Cork Migration to North America – Lecture

Emigrants on Cork city quays during the Great Famine The Heritage Unit of Cork County Council's are holding a talk on 300 years of migration from County Cork to North America which might be of interest to people.  The lecture will be held on Tuesday, 14th March in the Council Chamber of Cork County Hall, Carrigrohane … Continue reading 300 years of Cork Migration to North America – Lecture

Dates for Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2017 announced

The 2017 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School will be held from Tuesday 1st August (Mother Jones Day) until Saturday 5th August. The full programme of events will be announced in Spring 2017. The Cork Mother Jones Committee wish to thank everyone who assisted in any way with the 2016 event. We want … Continue reading Dates for Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2017 announced

Jack O’Connor: A Trade Union Strategy to Win for Working People

The 2016 Cork Mother Jones Lecture was delivered by Mr Jack O'Connor, President of SIPTU. Jack presented a paper entitled "A Trade Union Strategy to Win for Working People" on Thursday the 28th July, the opening night of the 2016 Spirit of Mother Jones festival at the Firkin Crane in Shandon. In this challenging paper … Continue reading Jack O’Connor: A Trade Union Strategy to Win for Working People