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 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
Jimmy Crowley will again perform at the eighth Spirit of Mother Jones festival at the Maldron Hotel on Friday 2nd August at 1pm. In what has become a huge highlight of the festival Jimmy explained how much this gig means to him. Writing in the Evening Echo on August 11th 2018, Jimmy said of his … Continue reading Jimmy Crowley returns to the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival
Launch of the 2019 Spirit Of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School at the Maldron Hotel on Wednesday 26th June 2019 at 1pm by Cllr John Sheehan, Lord Mayor of Cork. Click here to view or download the full brochure Spectacular March of the Mill Children pageant planned for Shandon. The Eighth Spirit … Continue reading Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2019 – Press Launch
The Cork Mother Jones Committee would like to extend our best wishes to all involved at the Shandon Street Festival as they prepare for their 2019 festival which takes place next Saturday, 22nd June in and around Shandon Street on Cork's Northside. The festival runs from 1 to 6pm and will have something for all … Continue reading Best wishes to Shandon Street Festival 2019
Venue: Cathedral Visitors Centre Date & Time: Wednesday afternoon July 31st at 3pm. Séan Ó Tuathaigh is an activist and the author of Outlanders – Stories of the Displaced, his first book. He wants to use this book to highlight the plight of those often anonymous people who make the dangerous journey from their war … Continue reading Outlanders: Stories of the Displaced.
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
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
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.
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