"You can go proudly. You are history. You are legend."
(La Pasionaria)

7th Nov 2014

After some discussion on updating the site, I've been encouraged, in other words had my arm twisted - by my daughter, that as well as making an effort to update the site, we should move into the 21st century. So, we now have a fledgling twitter account, with a facebook to follow soon.
So, apologies for the irregular nature of this site in the past year, but I will be making an effort to keep up to date from now to the end of this year.

The intention here is to collect together articles and research on Irish involvement in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39. See the Navigation Menu on your left for links to the four main "Sources" pages. Also the link to the Site Index will bring you to an ordered list of links to all the documents. Most of the photos and images on the site can be viewed by going to the Gallery.

Also you can contact me by going to the Email page or signing the Guestbook.

There should not be any unauthorised commercial use of this material. In those cases where copyright has stayed with the original author, this will be indicated at the particular page, please follow their conditions. They did the hard, original work, so should be credited.

Anyone with additional documents, reports, images, etc. should please pass them them onto me. Thanks, Ciaran Crossey.

Updates, 7th Nov 2014 - Forthcoming events

Nov 16th 2014

Commemorations in Achill and Lurgan, November 16-17th 2014
FIBI schools essay competition - check out the new material pages.

Events 2012-2013

The latest mural to be unveiled will be on Sat 4th May 2013, Inchicore, Dublin. I can't attend, clashes with the Belfast May Day parade, but would encourage everyone who can to attend. Read more about it here.

March 5th 2013

Ben Murray and Charlie Donnelly Commemorations - March 9th

The Friends of Charlie Donnelly - as part of the Friends of the International Brigade Ireland (FIBI)- planned 2 events in Tyrone for March 2013

Coalisland Glass Factory - wreath laying at the Charlie Donnelly Memorial.

Moy Bridge, Aughnacloy, the unveiling of a new memorial for Ben Murray.

Roll of Honour for September and December

This is a Roll of Honour of soldiers from Ireland who died fighting for the Spanish Republic at this time of the year.
Additional Information would be gratefully received.

SurnameFirst nameOriginDied
BoyleDannyBelfast7th Sept 1938
DalyPeterWexford5th Sept 1937
DomeganJames CBelfast23rd September 1938
FullerGeorge Norman DruryMaidenhead23rd September 1938
GormanGeorgeDerry23rd September 1938
KerrThomas ABelfast September 1938
McGrathHenry (Harry)Belfast23rd September 1938
McGregorLiam (William Scott)Dublin23rd September 1938
MurphyJames PatrickDublin4th September 1938
NaltyJohn (Jack)Dublin23rd September 1938
O'FlahertyThomas Ireland via USA September 1938
WoulfeJimLimerick4th September 1937
BarryJack "Blue" (William)Australia-DublinDec. 1936
ConroyFrankKildare28th Dec 1936
FoleyJimDublin28th Dec 1936
FoxTonyDublin28th Dec. 1936
MayMickDublin28th Dec. 1936
MeehanJohnGalway28th Dec. 1936
NolanMichaelDublin28th Dec. 1936
PattenTommyAchill16-17th Dec. 1936
WoodThomas D (Tommy)Dublin29th Dec. 1936