Mother Jones The Cork Mother Jones Committee is delighted to announce the publication of the remarkable story of Mother Jones. This is now available here on the Spirit of Mother Jones festival website (under the heading "The Story of Mother Jones"). This story, the first Irish account, concentrates on the birth of Mary Harris in … Continue reading The Story of Mother Jones.
We imagine if Mother Jones visited Shandon, before Christmas 1920. During this time Ireland’s War of Independence was raging, and much of Patrick’s Street in Cork had been recently burned down by the Auxiliaries. The funeral of Terence McSwiney, Lord Mayor of Cork, who died after a 74 day hunger strike in Brixton prison had … Continue reading Mother Jones Visits Shandon, before Christmas 1920.
90 years ago on Monday 8th December 1930 at 10am, Mother Jones was buried at the Union Cemetery, Mount Olive, Illinois. Earlier on Sunday afternoon Father John Maguire in his funeral oration at the funeral of Mother Jones. “Today in gorgeous mahogany furnished and carefully guarded offices in distant capitals, wealthy mine owners and capitalists are breathing sighs of … Continue reading The funeral of Mother Jones
The Cork Mother Jones Committee will show a short film of Mother Jones visiting Cork 100 years ago in December 1920 at the Spirit of Mother Jones Virtual festival (Friday Nov 27thto Monday Nov 30th). There is no evidence that Mary Harris/Mother Jones ever did return to Cork city where she was born in 1837 … Continue reading Just Imagine if Mother Jones Returned to Shandon
Mary "Mother" Jones picture from 1901 Mother Jones…..National Mining Hall of Fame Inductee 248. On September 14, 2019 Mother Jones was inducted into the National Mining Hall of Fame in Leadville, Colorado. According to its website…. “The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is a monument to the memory of the men and women who pioneered … Continue reading Mother Jones….. US National Mining Hall of Fame Inductee 248.
Mother Jones visits Calumet, Michigan in August 1913. The Cork Mother Jones Committee is very grateful to Jeremiah Mason, Archivist of the National Parks Service, Lake Superior Collection Management Centre at Keweenaw National Historical Park at Calumet in Michigan for providing the Cork Mother Jones Committee with a collection of five photographs of Mother Jones. … Continue reading Mother Jones visits Calumet, Michigan in August 1913
Presentation by Irish Vice Consul in Chicago to the Mother Jones Statue Campaign committee of the Mother Jones Heritage Project. We attach a report from the Mother Jones Heritage Project. “Our Mother Jones Chicago statue sculpture fundraising is off to a glorious start. Proud to accept a generous check from Sara Keating, Vice Consul General … Continue reading Presentation by Irish Consul in Chicago to Mother Jones Heritage group
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
The Cork Mother Jones Committee has announced that the 2020 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School will take place in and around Shandon over four days from Wednesday 29th July to Saturday 1st August 2020. It will again feature talks, discussions, films, songs, stories and music associated with the "Spirit of Mother Jones". … Continue reading Preliminary announcement for Spirit of Mother Jones Festival 2020
A re-creation of March of the Mill Children was held on 31st July 2019 and was staged by Cork Community Art Link. It was directed by Beibhinn O' Callaghan and Elisa Gallo Rossi. https://youtu.be/S-4tNBCcqBc https://youtu.be/S-4tNBCcqBc The event took place on the historic streets of Shandon in Cork city in conjunction with the Cork Mother Jones … Continue reading March of the Mill Children re-enacted in Shandon, Cork