It would be remiss of us not to mention the passing of Pete Seeger, legendary singer / songwriter and activist on so many causes. Pete passed away in hospital in his native New York on Monday morning aged 94 years. Born in 1919 while Mother Jones was busy […]
The Cork Mother Jones Committee is delighted to announce that Si Kahn, singer, songwriter, writer, community organiser, union activist and environmental campaigner is coming to Cork for the 2014 Spirit of Mother Festival. Si has been an active supporter of the Spirit of Mother Jones festival in Cork […]
It’s that time of year again folks and the Cork Mother Jones committee are busy preparing the final line-up of speakers and performers for the 2014 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival which will take-in an extended programme from Sunday, 27th July to Friday, 1st August 2014 as part […]
The town of Mount Olive, Illinois is the resting place of Mother Jones, born Mary Harris in Cork, Ireland in 1837. Mount Olive and surrounding areas of Illinois were devastated by a tornado in May 2013 and major damage was done to homes and public buildings. This included […]
The Cork Mother Jones Committee has sent warm greetings to the Mother Jones Foundation on the occasion of its annual dinner which is held every October. A letter to the Foundation included the following: “It is a great honour for us to convey fraternal greetings from Cork, the […]
Our thanks to Catherine Courtney for forwarding this video compilation from the 2013 Spirit of Mother Jones Concert in the Firkin Crane theatre, Shandon.
A new exhibition which has just opened at the Irish Consulate in New York, throws interesting new light on Irish socialist leader James Connolly’s years in the United States between 1903 and 1910. The exhibition follows Connolly through a series of newspaper clippings, posters, pamphlets, photos and […]