August 1st – Mother Jones Day

Today, 1st August, is Mother Jones Day in Cork and it is also the final day of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2016. There are just three events on today's programme all of which will be held at the Maldron Hotel, Shandon.  We start at 4.00pm with a showing of Tadhg Barry Remembered - … Continue reading August 1st – Mother Jones Day

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

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

More on Tadhg Barry

There has been a lot of interest following our article on Tadhg Barry and the piece on him in today's Irish Times  (see http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/locked-out-of-history-1.1473824) Among those who contacted our committee was Tadhg Barry Galvin, a grand-nephew of Tadhg Barry now living in England. Tadhg sent us the above photo of him presenting booklet on his grand-uncle … Continue reading More on Tadhg Barry