We are delighted to announce the preliminary schedule of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2013 which will be held in the Shandon area of Cork, Ireland on Tuesday, 30th July to Thursday, 1st August.

At the moment we are still in the process of confirming some of our guests so this is a working document which is subject to change.

Tuesday, 30th July

3pm to 9pm Mother Jones Exhibition Shandon Quarter Exhibition Centre
7.00pm “Hillsborough – the Long Fight for Justice”, Speaker: Margaret Aspinall, Hillsborough Family Support Group (Liverpool) Firkin Crane Centre
9.00pm The Cork Singers Club Maldron Hotel

Wednesday, 31st July

9am to 9pm Mother Jones Exhibition Shandon Quarter Exhibition Centre
11am Film, followed by discussion Maldron Hotel
2pm Slavery on our Seas, Speaker: Ken Fleming of the International Transport Federation Firkin Crane Centre
3.30pm The 1913 Dublin LockoutCentenary Speech by Padraig Yeates, writer, journalist, historian, Author of Lockout, Dublin 1913 Firkin Crane Centre
8.00pm Jim Larkin Speaks byJer O’Leary Firkin Crane Centre
8.30pm The Mother Jones Commemoration Concert with Richard T. Cooke and friends Firkin Crane Centre
10.00pm Music and Songs Maldron Hotel

Thursday, 1st August

9.00am Mother Jones Exhibition Shandon Quarter Exhibition Centre
11am Mother Jones, the most dangerous woman in AmericaFilm by Rosemary Feurer Maldron Hotel
11.45am Remembering Mother Jones Festival 2012 A film by Frameworks Films Maldron Hotel
3.00pm The Mother Jones Lecture 2013Speaker: Prof. Simon Cordery, Chair of History, Western Illinois University. Author: Mother Jones, Raising Cain and Consciousness. Firkin Crane Centre
8.30pm Concert: St. Anne’s Church, Shandon
10.00pm Music with Two Time Polka Maldron Hotel


Shandon Area Map

2 thoughts on “Programme

  1. Does one need to book tickets for the film and for the talk by Prof Gorn. I would like to go to both of these

    • Hi Catherine – no, there’s no need to book for the film and the various discussions although you would be advised to come early as space may be limited. The only events that needs to be booked are the Andy Irvine concert in Shandon on Wednesday night and the bus tour on on Thursday for those who are interested in going. Tickets for the Andy Irvine concert are going fast. They are currently available at reception in the Maldron Hotel, John Redmond Street and at St. Anne’s Shandon or by phoning Ger on (086) 3196063. From next weekend a limited number will go on sale via

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