Fords:- Memories of the Line

Fords – Memories of the Line Maldron Hotel, Friday August 2nd 2019 at 5.00 pm. A Documentary by Frameworks Films and Ford Ex-Workers’ Group. This documentary was shown at the festival in 2018. Unfortunately many people were unable to gain access last year. Following many requests it will be repeated.     The Fords factory became synonymous … Continue reading Fords:- Memories of the Line

Music and Poetry Events at the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

Music at the Maldron takes place at 1pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the Maldron Hotel. Organised by Richard T Cooke, author, musician and song writer, these Maldron sessions feature Richard along with the Shandon Shawlies, Joan Goggin and family and many others. Wednesday 31st July at 9.30pm at the Maldron. The Cork Singers’ … Continue reading Music and Poetry Events at the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival

Miss Mary: the Quiet Heroine! – The Story of Mary Elmes

Mary Elmes was born on 5th May 1908 at Cul Greine, 120 Blackrock Road in Cork. Edward Elmes, her father was originally from Waterford and her mother was Elizabeth Waters from Cork. The family ran a pharmacy at 4 Winthrop Street, in the heart of Cork city, were prosperous and lived in Ballintemple near Blackrock. The … Continue reading Miss Mary: the Quiet Heroine! – The Story of Mary Elmes

John Swiney, Cork’s almost forgotten United Irishman

Spirit of Mother Jones Festival to commemorate the 175th Anniversary of the death of the United Irishman John Swiney of Shandon Street. The Cork Mother Jones Committee is pleased to announce that Kieran Groeger will speak at the forthcoming Spirit of Mother Jones summer school on the life and times of John Swiney. John Swiney, … Continue reading John Swiney, Cork’s almost forgotten United Irishman

Announcing “The Song for Mother Jones” competition.

Plans are underway for the eight annual Spirit of Mother Jones festival and summer school in Shandon, Cork which takes place this year from Wednesday July 31st until Saturday 3rd August.   In an exciting new development, the Cork Mother Jones Committee is planning to hold an international song competition to select a new “Song … Continue reading Announcing “The Song for Mother Jones” competition.

Our case for new bridge to be named for Mother Jones

  The Cork Mother Jones Committee has formally made a submission to Cork City Council outlining the case for the new bridge linking Merchant's Quay and St. Patrick's Quay to be named in honour of Mother Jones:-   To: Cork City Council. The Cork Mother Jones Committee, wish to nominate Mother Jones as being a … Continue reading Our case for new bridge to be named for Mother Jones