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The making of a monument

The creation of the Mother Jones Commemorative Plaque by sculptor Mick Wilkins. These photos show the creation of the Mother Jones plaque from a simple slab of limestone to the finished memorial complete with bronze image of Mother Jones.    The plaque is the work of talented sculptor Mick […]

Mother Jones in the Irish Times today

Following on from yesterday’s marvellous item on RTÉ’s Sunday Miscellany, Mother Jones is again in the national spotlight with an excellent article in today’s Irish Times by the paper’s Southern Correspondent, Barry Roche.   This has resulted in a huge jump in the number of visits to this […]

Mother Jones featured on Sunday Miscellany

Mother Jones was featured on the long-running RTÉ Radio 1 programme Sunday Miscellany this Sunday (July 1st) with an excellent summary of her life by local writer / journalist Colette Sheridan who also mentioned the Cork Mother Jones Festival which takes place from July 31 to 2nd August […]

Letter from Illinois Labor History Society

Support from America

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 August. There has also been growing interest […]

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 […]