Eva Gore-Booth: Irish Revolutionary and Inspiration for Our Times

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A free lecture by the President of the Irish Republic, Michael D Higgins, hosted by TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady. Part of the centenary commemorations of the Easter Rising of 1916. Drinks and light refreshments will be served after the lecture.

Eva Gore-Booth was a true revolutionary – a woman who transgressed the boundaries of her time, sex and class. She was an aristocrat from the West Coast of Ireland who became a prominent trade-unionist and went to live in a working class neighbourhood of Manchester. She was an ardent campaigner for women suffrage and gender equality in an age still ruled by patriarchal values. She was a prominent advocate of pacifism and a supporter of Conscientious Objectors throughout the heightened militarism of WWI. And she was also an Irish nationalist – the daughter of a long line of Anglo-Irish landlords who, although with different means than her sister, Constance Markievicz, nevertheless wholeheartedly embraced the cause of Irish Freedom.

Eva Gore-Booth’s radicalism, the unconventional path she chose in life, may explain why her memory has for long been obscured in Irish historiography and public memory. With this lecture, President Michael D. Higgins invites all those who are committed to advancing equality and social justice in our times to draw inspiration from the life and achievements of Eva Gore-Booth, a life spent in the public world, in the service of the public good.

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