Congratulations to our chairman James Nolan and Myra Nolan for their fabulous window display highlighting this year’s Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School which begins in a little over a fortnight’s time, running from Wednesday 1st to Saturday 4th August 2018.
Louise Ryan will speak at the Spirit of Mother Jones festival and Summer School on Friday afternoon 3rd August at 2.30 at the Cathedral Visitor Centre. She will address the topic, “Votes for All Women: the tricky issue of class politics in the Irish suffrage movement”. Louise Ryan, […]
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 […]
Launch of 2018 Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School The seventh Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and summer School takes place in Shandon Historic Quarter from Wednesday 1st August to Saturday 4th August. Details of this year’s events will be released at a Press Launch […]
Dr. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington will speak at the Spirit of Mother Jones summer school on Saturday afternoon 4th August at the Firkin Theatre at 2.30 pm. All are welcome. Dr Sheehy Skeffington is a plant ecologist with an interest in wetlands, heathlands and peatland. She has carried out […]
Mary Manning, one of the Dunnes Stores Strikers will speak at the Spirit of Mother Jones Summer School on Friday evening 3rd August at the Firkin Theatre in Shandon at 7.30. On July 19th 1984, Mary Manning went to work as usual on the cash registers at the […]
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. The marker itself will be seen by over a million people a year who […]