Mother Jones Historical Marker by The Mother Jones Heritage Project in Illinois

This may be of interest to our friends in the United States and especially in the state of Illinois. The Mother Jones Heritage Project in Illinois will be unveiling a new permanent marker  at Highway I-55 Northbound, Coalfield Rest area at 12 Noon on Tuesday, 11th December 2018. All are welcome Among the guest speakers … Continue reading Mother Jones Historical Marker by The Mother Jones Heritage Project in Illinois

Mother Jones – “She fought like a lion”

Mother Jones… ”she fought like a lion.” Blazing a Trail cover Congratulations to Sarah Webb and Lauren O’Neill authors of Blazing a Trail…Irishwomen Who Changed the World on being chosen by Irish readers, writers, publishers, book sellers and librarians as the National Book Tokens Children’s Book of the Year - Senior at the recent An … Continue reading Mother Jones – “She fought like a lion”

Our case for new bridge to be named for Mother Jones

  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

The Peterloo Massacre – some Cork connections

Peterloo, a film by Mike Leigh has been released.  Starring Maxine Peake, Rory Kinnear, Neil Bell and Peter Quigley, and some 150 other actors along with thousands of extras, director Mike Leigh brings the events of that infamous day in Manchester to life. Plaque at the site of the Peterloo massacre, Manchester On a sunny … Continue reading The Peterloo Massacre – some Cork connections