Mt. Olive Proclamation of Friendship

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

Illinois Senator praises Cork festival

The Cork Mother Jones Festival Committee has received a warm message of support and encouragement from Illinois Senator Andy Manar. Senator Manar in a thoughful and positive  message to the Cork Mother Jones Committee for the Spirit of Mother Jones festival states that "you have all my deepest respect for the work you have done … Continue reading Illinois Senator praises Cork festival

Mt. Olive, resting place of Mother Jones, counts cost of Tornado

Mount Olive is arguably best known as the last resting place of Mary Harris, Mother Jones and the victims of the Virden Massacre of 1898. However Mount Olive was recently in the news for other reasons. Like many surrounding districts Mount Olive suffered major damage in the May 2013 Tornado outbreaks. Our thanks to Patty … Continue reading Mt. Olive, resting place of Mother Jones, counts cost of Tornado

Marat Moore’s inspiring address to Cork Mother Jones Festival

Cork’s Gift to American Labor: Thoughts on the Extraordinary Life of Mary Harris Jones This is a revised and longer version of the inaugural lecture given by Marat Moore at the Mother Jones festival on August 1, 2012, at the Firkin Crane Center, Shandon, Cork.   Go raibh maith agat. Thank you, Ger.  This festival … Continue reading Marat Moore’s inspiring address to Cork Mother Jones Festival