The name of Thomas “Corkie” Walsh would not be one which would have been well known in Cork until recently. Certainly at the time of his death in 1918 he was an important figure in Cork trade union and republican circles and his funeral was attended by thousands […]
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, […]
An important series of talks is currently being held in Dublin’s General Post Office (GPO) to mark the centenary of 1918, a pivotal year in modern Irish history. Over the course of the yar 12 lectures are being delivered on the role of women key Irish woman. On […]
A word from our friends in Durham, England:— The 134th Annual Durham Miners Gala takes place on Saturday 14th July 2018. Starting at 8 am, the colourful parade of banners and bands passes through the ancient town towards the picturesque Racecourse on the banks of the Wear where the […]
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 […]