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

April 4th 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.

Updates - the Roll of Honour - see below, has been updated.

Updates, August 5th 2015 - News of Forthcoming & Recent events

  • August 7th, Shankill Library - IBCC lecture on the Basque children refugees.
  • Leaflet for the Shankill public meeting.
  • August 7th, corner of Whiterock Road/Falls Road - new mural linking SCW/Barcelona Football and it's Irish manager. 4.30pm SHARP.
Belfast memorial on a Belfast summers day!- Belfast August 2015 - Thanks to Brian Curragh

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 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.

SurnameFirst nameOriginDied
Donald James DerryJune 1938
KellyJoeRoscommonJuly 1937
Roach Joseph Cless Leeds July 1938
BrowneGeorgeManchester-Kilkenny 6 July 1937
KeenanWilliamBangor via CanadaJuly 1938
GibbonsThomas (Ginger)Ireland6th July 1937
O'Neil Stuart (Paddy) Irish-Canadian, Vancouver 6th July 1937
BurkeThomas County Mayo7th July 1937
DavisWilliamClonaslie, Leix7th July 1937
LaughlinWilliam P Belfast 7th July 1937
KellyM J Ballinasloe, Kilconnel/Galway8th July 1937
HuntVincent JohnCarrick-on-Suir10th July 1937
GlassonPatrick (Harry)Cornwall20th July 1937
BeattieWilliamBelfast25th July 1937
Patterson Jackie (Edward) Belfast via Canada 30th July 1938
JonesJames JohnWexford, Gorey31 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
GuerinEdward JosephLondon-Belgium 25 Aug 1937