Prof. Rosemary Feurer speaking at Dublin’s GPO 19th July 2018.
Cork born Mother Jones was featured in an important lecture by Professor Rosemary Feurer at Dublin’s General Post Office (GPO) last night. The GPO is an iconic building in the centre of Dublin which was the seized by independence forces as their headquarters during the 1916 Easter Rising.
The series of talks coincides with the centenary of 1918, a pivotal year in modern Irish history. Last night’s lecture was given by Professor Rosemary Feurer of Northern Illinois University, USA. Rosemary is an authority on Mother Jones and has spoken at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival in Cork on a number of occasions.
A number of members of the Cork Mother Jones Committee travelled to Dublin last night in order to attend the lecture. The lectures on other important women of the era will continue. For futher information visit http://www.gpowitnesshistory.ie
Prof. Rosemary Feurer
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 July 19th the lecture will be on Mother Jones with a talk by Profesor Rosemary Feurer of Northern Illinois University, USA. Rosemary is an authority on Mother Jones and has spoken at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival in Cork on a number of occasions.
Dr. Feurer’s talk on Mother Jones will be held at Dublin’s historic General Post Oiffice on Thursday, 19th July 2018 at 5.45pm sharp. Admission is by ticket only but tickets are free and can be obtained online by visiting http://www.gpowitnesshistory.ie or by telephone to (01) 872-1916.
Rosemary Feurer atop Shandon Steeple, Cork during the Spirit of Mother Jones festival 2014
The Rebel Women series covers the lives of 12 Irish women who were featured in a 1935 book, Rebel Irishwomen, in 1935 by the renowned author and historian R.M. Fox.