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Mother Jones is back in Colorado!

Mother Jones impersonator Kaiulani Lee begins a tour of Colorado next week.  Kaiulani, who wowed Cork audiences at the inaugural Spirit of Mother Jones festival in 2012 is touring under the auspices of the United Mine Workers’ of America with her play “Can’t Scare Me, the story of […]

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 […]