New “Spirit of Mother Jones” badge

Once again this year the Cork Mother Jones Committee has produced commemorative lapel badges to coincide with the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School.  These badges are 20mm in diameter and will be available at the festival which takes place in the Shandon area of Cork city from 1st to 4th August. 2018 … Continue reading New “Spirit of Mother Jones” badge

Mother Jones featured in “Rebel Irish Women” talk in Dublin’s GPO

Prof. Rosemary Feurer speaking at Dublin's GPO 19th July 2018. Cork born Mother Jones was featured in an important lecture by Professor Rosemary Feurer at Dublin's General Post Office (GPO) last night.  The GPO is an iconic building in the centre of Dublin which was the seized by independence forces as their headquarters during the … Continue reading Mother Jones featured in “Rebel Irish Women” talk in Dublin’s GPO

134th Annual Durham Miner’s Gala, 14th July

A word from our friends in Durham, England:--- Durham Gala parade of banners pass the reviewing platform at the old County Hotel, Durham The 134th Annual Durham Miners Gala takes place on Saturday 14th July 2018. Starting at 8 am, the colourful parade of banners and bands passes through the ancient town towards the picturesque Racecourse … Continue reading 134th Annual Durham Miner’s Gala, 14th July

Cork honours Mother Jones’ “American birthday”

Toasting Mother Jones at the Mother Jones plaque at Shandon, Cork City Members and friends of the Cork Mother Jones Committee last night (30th April) gathered at the Mother Jones plaque on John Redmond Street in the Shandon area of Cork to mark Mother Jones "American Birthday" which is traditionally celebrated on May Day. While … Continue reading Cork honours Mother Jones’ “American birthday”

US events on or about May Day to honour Mother Jones

The Mother Jones Museum (USA) events committee in Mt. Olive Illinois, announced United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts will be laying wreaths at the graves of the Irish born labor agitator Mother Jones, former UMWA Secretary Treasurer John Banovic and Sam Yurkovitch, an immigrant coal miner who enlisted in WWI and died at … Continue reading US events on or about May Day to honour Mother Jones

300 years of Cork Migration to North America – Lecture

Emigrants on Cork city quays during the Great Famine The Heritage Unit of Cork County Council's are holding a talk on 300 years of migration from County Cork to North America which might be of interest to people.  The lecture will be held on Tuesday, 14th March in the Council Chamber of Cork County Hall, Carrigrohane … Continue reading 300 years of Cork Migration to North America – Lecture