"You can go proudly. You are history. You are legend."
20th October 2016
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.
Jim Carmody died, London August 3rd 2016
It is with great regret that I report that those researching the International Brigades and the Spanish Civil War have had a big loss.
A short obituary has been written by Richard Baxell, it is available here.
Jim, you were always helpful and patient, a sad loss. Rest in peace
Updates - the Roll of Honour - see below, has been updated.
Updates, October 20th - News of Recent events
- Week of meetings ongoing in Dublin - 17th - 22nd October 2016 - Here's the extensive list of topics Sorry it's so small. A more readable version can be read here.
- IBMT AGM was in Dublin - read more here - Oct 15th. President M D Higgins made a very interesting speech - read it here
- On Oct 15th, the union Unite in Dublin, with an input from members of the IBCC in Belfast - erected a new plaque in the Middle Abbey Street offices
- One for the Diary - the International Brigade Commemoration Committee AGM and lecture will be in the Falls Rd Library, Belfast, Feb 4th 2017. Topic/Speaker TBC - but this will be an open meeting, everyone welcome.
Updates, 7th Nov 2014 - Forthcoming events
Nov 16th 2014
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 June-August|
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.
|Donald ||James ||Derry||June 1938 |
|Roach ||Joseph Cless ||Leeds ||July 1938|
||6 July 1937|
|Keenan||William||Bangor via Canada||July 1938
|Gibbons||Thomas (Ginger)||Ireland||6th July 1937|
|O'Neil ||Stuart (Paddy) ||Irish-Canadian, Vancouver
||6th July 1937 |
|Burke||Thomas ||County Mayo||7th July 1937
|Davis||William||Clonaslie, Leix||7th July 1937|
|Laughlin||William P ||Belfast ||7th July 1937|
|Kelly||M J ||Ballinasloe, Kilconnel/Galway||8th July 1937|
|Hunt||Vincent John||Carrick-on-Suir||10th July 1937|
|Glasson||Patrick (Harry)||Cornwall||20th July 1937|
|Beattie||William||Belfast||25th July 1937
|Patterson ||Jackie (Edward) ||Belfast via Canada ||30th July 1938 |
|Jones||James John||Wexford, Gorey||31 July 1938|
|O'Sullivan ||Paddy ||Dublin ||31st July 1938 |
|Stranney ||James (Jimmy) ||Belfast ||31st July 1938 |
|May ||Christopher ||Wallasey, Chesire
||Abt August 1937|
|Ryan ||Maurice Emmet ||Limerick ||Aug. 1938
|Regan ||Charlie Joseph ||Toledo, USA ||9 August 1937 |
|Guerin||Edward Joseph||London-Belgium ||25 Aug 1937|
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