Documentary on One – The Little Shop of Secrets by Bill Murphy.Saturday July 18th at 1pm on Radio 1. In the early decades of the last century two sisters, Nora and Sheila Wallace, ran a small newsagents in the centre of Cork City. However, their customers were unaware that when they bought their Irish Times or Cork … Continue reading The remarkable Wallace sisters.
Mary "Mother" Jones picture from 1901 Mother Jones…..National Mining Hall of Fame Inductee 248. On September 14, 2019 Mother Jones was inducted into the National Mining Hall of Fame in Leadville, Colorado. According to its website…. “The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is a monument to the memory of the men and women who pioneered … Continue reading Mother Jones….. US National Mining Hall of Fame Inductee 248.
The Ballymurphy Massacre Saturday morning 3rd August at 10.30am Firkin Crane Theatre. On Saturday morning 3rd August , Briege Voyle will speak about what has become known as The Ballymurphy Massacre. Briege is the daughter of Joan Connolly. Joan, a mother of eight was shot dead by the British Army’s Parachute Regiment on Monday August … Continue reading The Ballymurphy Massacre
Social Justice, Inequality and Climate Change. By Dr. John Barimo. Cathedral Visitor Centre, Friday afternoon, 2nd August at 2.30. This lecture will explore issues of environmental and climate justice from local and regional levels to the planetary scale. The conversation will be grounded in ecological and environmental sciences with pertinent background information provided with the intention … Continue reading Social Justice, Inequality and Climate Change.
The 8th January 2019 marked the 40th anniversary of the worst industrial accident to occur in the Republic of Ireland during peacetime when the French oil tanker, MV Betelgeuse, exploded at Gulf Oil’s Whiddy Island Oil Terminal in Bantry Bay. Fifty lives were lost in the explosion, forty two French, seven Irish and one Englishman. … Continue reading The Whiddy Island Disaster
The Cork Mother Jones Committee is delighted to welcome historian Luke Dineen to the 2019 Spirit of Mother Jones Summer School. Luke will address the topic of “Craftsmen and the Irish Revolution 1920 - 23. The outline of the talk follows. “Connect Trade Union – An Early History, 1919-23” “Organised labour was a vital component … Continue reading Luke Dineen: “Connect Trade Union – An Early History, 1919-23”
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
Shandon, Cork City The flowers are blooming, the window displays are resplendent and the streets are gleaming in the Shandon area as it awaits tomorrow's start of the 7th Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School which begins tomorrow (Wednesday) and runs until Saturday, 4th August. Our thanks to all concerned.
An important series of talks is currently being held in Dublin's General Post Office (GPO) to mark the centenary of 1918, a pivotal year in modern Irish history. Over the course of the yar 12 lectures are being delivered on the role of women key Irish woman. On July 19th the lecture will be on … Continue reading Mother Jones talk in Dublin’s GPO, as part of “Rebel Irish Women” series
Launch of 2018 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School The seventh Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and summer School takes place in Shandon Historic Quarter from Wednesday 1st August to Saturday 4th August. Details of this year's events will be released at a Press Launch in Cork's Maldron Hotel tomorrow (Wednesday 26th June). … Continue reading Press launch for Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School