Day 4 of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

Fergal Keane speaks on "Human Rights in a Divided World" in the Maldron Hotel at 7.30pm tonight (Sunday) Today, Sunday 31st July is the fourth day of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival.  There is just one event at the festival today - that is the lecture on "Human Rights in a Divided World" by the … Continue reading Day 4 of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

Some Photos from the First 3 Days of the 2016 Festival

Laurence Fenton who spoke about anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass who spent some time in Cork in the 1840sHistorian Luke Dineen who gave a fascinating lecture on Saturday on the Irish Post Office strike of 1922Two troubadours - singer / songwriter / historian Richard T. Cooke (left) who is also a member of the Spirit of … Continue reading Some Photos from the First 3 Days of the 2016 Festival

Mother Jones foundation dinner in Illinois

Mother Jones grave at the Union Miners Cemetery, Mount Olive, Illinois. The Mother Jones Foundation will hold its 30th Annual Mother Jones Dinner on Sunday October 11th, 2015 at Erin's Pavilion, Southwind Park, 4965 South Second Street, Springfield, Illinois. This year it is dedicated to Joe Hill on the 100th Anniversary of his execution. The … Continue reading Mother Jones foundation dinner in Illinois

Fr. Peter McVerry receives Spirit of Mother Jones Award 2015

Fr. McVerry receives the award from Jim Nolan and Ailbhe O'Mahony of the Cork Mother Jones Committee The Cork Mother Jones Committee is delighted to announce that Fr Peter McVerry is the recipient of the 2015 Spirit of Mother Jones Award. Fr Peter McVerry  was presented with the award earlier today (Thursday)  following his thought-provoking … Continue reading Fr. Peter McVerry receives Spirit of Mother Jones Award 2015

Some more pics from this year’s festival

The Cork Singers Club at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival in Maldron Hotel 29th July 2014.(Left to Right): Teresa Mac Carthaigh, Sean Mac Carthaigh, Tom Long, Monica Dineen, Bill Daly, Pat O Grady, Helen O Donovan, Cliff Wegbury,  Bridie Murphy, John Murphy. Helen O'Donovan was Bean a Tí for the spectacular evening  of songs and … Continue reading Some more pics from this year’s festival

Cork Mother Jones Lecture 2014 by Professor James Green

Prof. James Green at Shandon during the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2014. Photo: Jimmy Thomson. Prof. James Green of the University of Massachusetts, Boston and author of  Death in the Haymarket and the West Virginia Mine Wars delivered the Cork Mother Jones Lecture 2014 at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival in Cork on … Continue reading Cork Mother Jones Lecture 2014 by Professor James Green