American actress Loretta Williams will appear at the 2018 Spirit of Mother Jones festival and will give a number of performances including at the formal opening in front of the Lord Mayor, Cllr Mick Finn. Loretta Williams, a historical reenactor from Illinois, portrays Mother Jones through fiery and […]
Anne Twomey of the Shandon Area History Croup will speak on Thursday evening 2nd August in the Firkin Crane Theatre at 8pm. Her topic is “Mary, Annie and Muriel MacSwiney – Extraordinary Women in Extraordinary Times.” Background general profiles of the MacSwineys. Mary MacSwiney was born in […]
The investigative journalist, Frank Connolly will appear at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and summer school on Saturday morning the 4th August at 11am at the Firkin Theatre. Mr Connolly will discuss his latest book NAMA-Land: The Inside Story Of Ireland’s Property Sell-Off And The Creation Of […]
Cork born Mother Jones was featured in an important lecture by Professor Rosemary Feurer at Dublin’s General Post Office (GPO) last night. The GPO is an iconic building in the centre of Dublin which was the seized by independence forces as their headquarters during the 1916 Easter Rising. […]
Films at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2018 Wednesday 1st August –Saturday 4th August 2018 Admission is free and all are welcome. Wednesday 1st August Cathedral Visitor Centre, 2.30: “Mother Jones, America’s Most Dangerous Woman” a film by Rosemary Feurer and Laura Vazquez. Mother Jones: […]
The name of Thomas “Corkie” Walsh would not be one which would have been well known in Cork until recently. Certainly at the time of his death in 1918 he was an important figure in Cork trade union and republican circles and his funeral was attended by thousands […]
Congratulations to our chairman James Nolan and Myra Nolan for their fabulous window display highlighting this year’s Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School which begins in a little over a fortnight’s time, running from Wednesday 1st to Saturday 4th August 2018.