Historic new photos of Mother Jones rediscovered

  The Cork Mother Jones Committee has received the following photographs of Mother Jones during her visit to Northern Michigan during the Copper Country strike of 1913/14. She went north to the Great Lakes area to address a mass meeting of the union members and supporters. Mother Jones was 76 years old at the time.  … Continue reading Historic new photos of Mother Jones rediscovered

Photos from the final day of Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2018

The 7th Spirit of Mother Jones Festival & Summer School came to an end last evening (Saturday, 4th August) with a well-attended toast to Mother Jones at the plaque in her honour at John Redmond Street.  The 2018 festival has been a tremendous success with capacity crowds at all our events and a combination of … Continue reading Photos from the final day of Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2018

Some Photos from the First 3 Days of the 2016 Festival

Laurence Fenton who spoke about anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass who spent some time in Cork in the 1840sHistorian Luke Dineen who gave a fascinating lecture on Saturday on the Irish Post Office strike of 1922Two troubadours - singer / songwriter / historian Richard T. Cooke (left) who is also a member of the Spirit of … Continue reading Some Photos from the First 3 Days of the 2016 Festival