The Story of the Magdalenes

On Wednesday afternoon 30th July, at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival,  Claire McGettrick, co-founder of Justice for Magdalenes (now JFM Research) will speak at the Firkin Crane in Shandon, Cork,  about the story of the Magdalenes. Claire is an activist, researcher and also co-founder of the Adoption Rights Alliance. She worked as Research Assistant … Continue reading The Story of the Magdalenes

Tadhg Barry Remembered

Cover image of Donal O Drisceóil's pamphlet on Tadhg Barry The extraordinary life and death of Tadhg Barry from Blarney Street. Tadhg Barry Remembered produced by Frameworks Films in collaboration with the Cork Council of Trade Unions. The film of Tadhg Barry was first shown in Cork in 2013 and was also shown at the … Continue reading Tadhg Barry Remembered

Children of Mother Jones – a new song by Pete Duffy

Children of Mother Jones. (c) Pete Duffy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sERe7s01AAs&w=560&h=315 Children of Mother Jones by Pete Duffy A new ballad by Cork musician Pete Duffy, which will be performed publicly for the first time at 1pm on Thursday 31st July 2014 during "Music at the Maldron" session at the Maldron Hotel, Shandon for the Spirit of Mother … Continue reading Children of Mother Jones – a new song by Pete Duffy

Interesting films at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2014

Film has been an important part of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival since the beginning.  This year we will be showing five films covering the struggles of  people in extraordinary situations in the fight for justice and rights.  All film showings are free of charge. All welcome. Tuesday 29th July – Friday 1st August 2014  Admission is … Continue reading Interesting films at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2014

Prof. Rosemary Feurer set to return to this years Spirit of Mother Jones festival

Prof. Rosemary Feurer visits Cork's historic Shandon Steeple in 2012. The Cork Mother Jones Committee is delighted to confirm that Professor Rosemary Feurer, who attended the inaugural Mother Jones festival is returning to the 2014 festival. Rosemary is Associate Professor of History at the Dept. of History, Northern Illinois University. Her fields of study include … Continue reading Prof. Rosemary Feurer set to return to this years Spirit of Mother Jones festival