The Cork Mother Jones Committee is delighted to announce the publication of the remarkable story of Mother Jones. This is now available here on the Spirit of Mother Jones festival website (under the heading “The Story of Mother Jones”).
This story, the first Irish account, concentrates on the birth of Mary Harris in July 1837, her baptism on 1st August and her life in Cork. It may be of interest to Cork people to learn that the Baptism font in use today at the North Cathedral is the same font in which Mary Harris was baptised over 180 years ago.
The Story of Mother Jones deals with the appalling conditions experienced by people in Cork and Ireland during the Famine years. Among the references is a copy of the Cork Examiner of 2nd December 1930 announcing her death, as well as some of the last published photos before her passing on 30th November.
The story also includes a huge record of books, songs, articles, theatre works, museums, magazines associated with the life of Mother Jones. This is a work in progress and we intend to update it regularly with further information about her life and work as it comes to hand.
The following links tell the story of Mother Jones.