The Maldron Hotel was packed, last seats already taken…..standing room only now……still 20 minutes to go. Mild apprehension among even experienced members of the Mother Jones Committee……….the growing crowd…..aged from 8 to 80….a sense of anticipation…….crackling expectation……electricity in the air. He arrived from the rear of the room, […]
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 […]
First up is Helen O’Donovan singing “Mother”, a tribute to Mother Jones Here is Rory McCarthy singing “Where oh where is James Connolly Our thanks to Frameworks Films for videos.
There’s an excellent article on the late Davy Hopper on the website of the Durham Miners’ Association. Written by Dave Temple, it tells the story of Davy Hopper from his early years growing up in a working class community in Sunderland, his education and his introduction to work […]
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 […]
Here are some additional photos of the 2016 Festival. The following were all taken by committee member Richard T. Cooke. Captions will be added in due course.
Today, 1st August, is Mother Jones Day in Cork and it is also the final day of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2016. There are just three events on today’s programme all of which will be held at the Maldron Hotel, Shandon. We start at 4.00pm with […]