Beatles Album cover designer Jann Haworth includes Mother Jones in her latest mural creation. Cork woman Mother Jones has been included among the women icons in the Work in Progress Celebrating Women Who are Catalysts for Change mural featuring the faces of more than 100 influential women which have either been written out of history … Continue reading Beatles Album cover designer Jann Haworth includes Mother Jones in her latest mural creation.
The Cork Mother Jones Committee has received the following photographs of Mother Jones during her visit to Northern Michigan during the Copper Country strike of 1913/14. She went north to the Great Lakes area to address a mass meeting of the union members and supporters. Mother Jones was 76 years old at the time. … Continue reading Historic new photos of Mother Jones rediscovered
Our thanks to US Labour activist Saul Schniderman and Si Kahn for supplying an interesting article written by Professor L.A.O'Donnell from 1987 on the role of Irish emigrants who were active in the US Labour movement. Entitled "Irish Yeast in the Trade Unions" it was published in Talkin' Union No 16 in September 1987 and makes reference to Mother … Continue reading James Connolly’s encounter with Mother Jones in New York
Mother Jones for the 2019 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parades. For the very first time, the Mother Jones Heritage Project committee has been invited to participate in the Chicago St Patrick’s Day parades. The Illinois based committee has commissioned a new Mother Jones Banner especially for the parade and this banner will include a reference … Continue reading Mother Jones for 2019 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parades
Some news in from our friends at the Mother Jones Heritage Project in Illinois with thanks to Prof. Rosemary Feurer. Firstly there's an update on two exciting musical events Tickets go on sale tomorrow, 4th February for what promises to be a highly impressive performance of the 2019 Siamsa na nGael - a Celtic Celebration … Continue reading Mother Jones continues to draw huge interest in the USA
Ambassador Daniel Mulhall at the Mother Jones monument in Mount Olive Irish Ambassador visits Mother Jones Monument to learn of Cork born Mother Jones The Irish Ambassador to the United States, Daniel Mulhall has paid a historic visit to the final resting place of Cork born Mother Jones (born Mary Harris in Cork, Ireland in … Continue reading Irish Ambassador to US visits Mother Jones’ grave in Mount Olive, Illinois
The new road marker at I-55 south of Springfield, Illinois. Photo courtesy of Mike Matejka A commemorative road marker in honour of Cork-born Mother Jones was unveiled near Mount Olive, Illinois on Monday (11 December) in the presence of the Honorary Irish Consul in Chicago, Mr. Brian O'Brien. Irish Consul General Brian O'Brien (Photo courtesy … Continue reading Historic marker to Mother Jones unveiled on Route 66 near her Illinois resting place
Item from earlier this year when a memorial event was held at Adelphi, Maryland where Mother Jones was cared for in her final years until her death in 1937 at the age of 93.
Our friends at the Mother Jones Museum in Mount Olive, Illinois, USA will be holding an Open Day there on Saturday, 20th June following the re-dedication of the Mother Jones memorial at the Union Miner's Cemetery in Mount Olive where Mother Jones is buried. The Open Day will be from 11 to 3pm (after the … Continue reading Open Day at the new Mother Jones Museum (Illinois)
During the recent Spirit of Mother Jones Festival Mr James Goltz from Bunker Hill, Illinois presented the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mary Shields with a proclamation from the community of Mount Olive, Illinois seeking "to extend a symbolic hand of friendship to our brothers and sisters in the birthplace of one so great in … Continue reading Mt. Olive Proclamation of Friendship