Cork – where Mary Harris was born

A few people have asked us to put up some images and songs about Cork, the birthplace of  Mother Jones.  She was born on the Northside of Cork in 1837, probably in the last week of July.  We do know for certain that she was baptised in St. Mary's North Cathedral, known locally then and … Continue reading Cork – where Mary Harris was born

Cork to remember Mother Jones, America’s “Miner’s Angel”

This site was established by the Cork Mother Jones Commemorative committee to mark the 175th anniversary of the birth of Mary Harris Jones in Cork, Ireland. Mary Harris Jones - aka Mother Jones - is one of the heroines of  early history of  the North American trade union movement, particularly United States miners. She is … Continue reading Cork to remember Mother Jones, America’s “Miner’s Angel”