Support from America

Letter from Illinois Labor History Society in solidarity with the Cork Mother Jones Festival There has been a phenomenal growth of interest in Mother Jones in her native Cork and throughout Ireland since we first announced we would be commemorating her with the Cork Mother Jones festival which takes place from 31st July to 2nd … Continue reading Support from America

Mother Jones Commemorative Coin

"Mother Jones Commemorative coin now in production! The Cork Mother Jones committee has decided to order a very limited number of specially designed coins for the Mother Jones 175th anniversary. As far as we know, this is the only such coin in existence so they should prove a collectors piece. They will be 50mm in … Continue reading Mother Jones Commemorative Coin

US campaign to put Mother Jones on postage stamp

An interesting story which appeared in the Huffington Post about a month ago regarding a new campaign that has been started in the United States to have Mother Jones commemorated on a postage stamp in her adopted country. According to the article by author, playwright and former union activist David Macaray, a group of US … Continue reading US campaign to put Mother Jones on postage stamp

Cork’s Mother Jones Festival launched at packed press conference

The Cork Mother Jones Festival was formally launched yesterday at a packed press conference at Shandon's Maldron Hotel. Between 50 and 60 people, including reporters, photographers, columnists and members of the Cork Mother Jones committee attended the press launch where the full line-up of events and acts was announced. Committee member Jim Fitzpatrick said that … Continue reading Cork’s Mother Jones Festival launched at packed press conference

Mother Jones featured on Irish genealogy magazine

Irish Lives remembered magazine Mother Jones and the forthcoming Cork Mother Jones festival have been featured prominently in the latest edition of the Irish Lives Remembered genealogy magazine.   The emagazine can be viewed here: http://www.irishlivesremembered.com/magazine.html The magazine can be viewed online or downloaded in PDF format and in addition to the Mother Jones articles provides … Continue reading Mother Jones featured on Irish genealogy magazine