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Cork Coal Quay Family Festival

From our friends at the Cork Coal Quay Family Festival.   The “Coal Quay” (pronounced as Coal Kay by locals) is a historic area in the centre of Cork City.  Built on an ancient marsh, the Coal Quay area is one of the oldest parts of Cork city.   The […]

Mother Jones Festival 2012 Highlights

Selected highlights from the inaugural Mother Jones Festival in Cork, Ireland celebrating the 175th anniversary of the birth of Mary Harris aka Mother Jones. The 2013 festival runs from Tuesday 30th July to Thursday 1st August, and promises to be even better than last year. It culminates on […]

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The making of a monument

The creation of the Mother Jones Commemorative Plaque by sculptor Mick Wilkins. These photos show the creation of the Mother Jones plaque from a simple slab of limestone to the finished memorial complete with bronze image of Mother Jones.    The plaque is the work of talented sculptor Mick […]

Mother Jones events programme announced

The Cork Mother Jones Commemorative committee has announced the preliminary programme of events for the Fesitval which will be held in the Shandon area on the Northside of Cork City, Ireland from 31st July to 2nd August 2012. The Festival opens on Tuesday, 31st July with the Irish […]

Cork Plans for Mother Jones Festival

Preparations for the Mother Jones weekend on July 31st to August 1st 2012 are ongoing and we hope to publish full details of the celebrations soon. A weekend of music, exhibitions and lively discussions is promised with a number of well known local musicians already confirmed.  We will […]