Category: Events

Mother Jones historical marker

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. […]

Loretta Williams to play Mother Jones at festival

American actress Loretta Williams will appear at the 2018 Spirit of Mother Jones festival and will give a number of performances including at the formal opening in front of the Lord Mayor, Cllr Mick Finn.  Loretta Williams, a historical reenactor from Illinois, portrays Mother Jones through fiery and […]

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NAMA-land – Frank Connolly’s latest book

The investigative journalist, Frank Connolly will appear at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and summer school on Saturday morning the 4th August at 11am at the Firkin Theatre. Mr Connolly will discuss his latest book NAMA-Land: The Inside Story Of Ireland’s Property Sell-Off And The Creation Of […]

Louise O'Keeffe

One Woman’s Fight for Justice

  Louise O’Keeffe describes herself as an ordinary West Cork woman and mother of two children. Yet this extraordinary woman took the Irish government to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), which in January 2014 found in her favour in a landmark judgement. Louise had fought a […]