Mother Jones Historical Marker by The Mother Jones Heritage Project in Illinois

This may be of interest to our friends in the United States and especially in the state of Illinois. The Mother Jones Heritage Project in Illinois will be unveiling a new permanent marker  at Highway I-55 Northbound, Coalfield Rest area at 12 Noon on Tuesday, 11th December 2018. All are welcome Among the guest speakers … Continue reading Mother Jones Historical Marker by The Mother Jones Heritage Project in Illinois

Historic marker to Mother Jones unveiled on Route 66 near her Illinois resting place

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

Cork born Mother Jones to get a historic road marker on the famous Route 66 in Illinois

A new Historic Marker to be unveiled to Cork born Mother Jones in Illinois near Route 66. The Cork Mother Jones Committee welcomes the wonderful news that a new Historic Roadside Marker monument is to be unveiled near the I-55 Southbound Coalfield Roadway in honour of Cork born woman Mother Jones. The large marker has … Continue reading Cork born Mother Jones to get a historic road marker on the famous Route 66 in Illinois

History in the making at the grave of Mother Jones

James Goltz lifting the clay from the grave of Mother Jones. (Photo via James Goltz) As reported from Mount Olive, Illinois by James Goltz Unique history in the making in Mt. Olive Illinois,at the Union Miners’ Cemetery involving the legendary labour agitator, Mother Harris Jones (Mother Jones), Friends of Mother Jones and Ireland. Mother Jones … Continue reading History in the making at the grave of Mother Jones

Clay from Mother Jones resting place in Illinois to be brought to her native Cork

Mother Jones monument at the Union Miners Cemetery in Mount Olive, Illinois, USA. Unique link up between the friends of Mother Jones in Mount Olive, Illinois and the Cork Mother Jones Committee in Shandon. The Cork Mother Jones Committee is pleased to announce that a U.S. trade union member, James Goltz, has been given permission … Continue reading Clay from Mother Jones resting place in Illinois to be brought to her native Cork

Mother Jones Monument at Mt. Olive, Illinois is rededicated

Sign over entrance to the Union Miners Cemetery, Mt. OliveMother Jones grave at the Union Miners Cemetery, Mount Olive, Illinois.The Mother Jones Monument Mother Jones Monument rededicated June 20, 2015 Mount Olive, Illinois - the following report of the rededication at Mount Olive Miners Cemetery has been sent to the Cork Mother Jones Committee by Terry … Continue reading Mother Jones Monument at Mt. Olive, Illinois is rededicated

Prof. Rosemary Feurer set to return to this years Spirit of Mother Jones festival

Prof. Rosemary Feurer visits Cork's historic Shandon Steeple in 2012. The Cork Mother Jones Committee is delighted to confirm that Professor Rosemary Feurer, who attended the inaugural Mother Jones festival is returning to the 2014 festival. Rosemary is Associate Professor of History at the Dept. of History, Northern Illinois University. Her fields of study include … Continue reading Prof. Rosemary Feurer set to return to this years Spirit of Mother Jones festival