List of Irish Brigade members D

A list of Irish volunteers for Franco.


This is a three page commemorative booklet for a group leaving Ireland for Spain, to fight for Franco. It is held in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Balmoral Avenue, Belfast 9. It's reference number is D.1625/19 in the papers of Sean Cunningham

Copyright belongs to PRONI.


Commemorative List "Irish Brigade Crusade Against Communism" en route for Spain.

General Eoin O’Duffy, Officer Commanding

Major P.Dalton, Dublin

Capt. T.Hyde, Midleton, Co. Cork

Cap. P Quinn, Gowran House, Co. Kilkenny

Commandant Sean Cunningham, Belfast

T.F.Smith, M.I.B.E., Dublin

D.J.Kelly, Roscommon

T.P.Gunning, Dublin

Left Ireland 20/11/36, Liverpool 21/11/36 by S.S."Avoceta"

[Inside the brochure are 2 pages with lists of names]


FL Castin

TV Casserley

SP Clarke

L Dunne

T Jolly, Blackrock

W Levey

James McKenna

R Butler, Blackrock

J Moran, Shrule, Co Mayo

E Murphy, Roundwood, Co Wicklow

H Murphy

R Murphy

IV O’Neil

S Pidgeon

GB Timlin

W Weynes

Carlow -Kilkenny

B Fitzsimons, TC, Carlow

JC Dunphy

P Dunny

Prof. J Cunningham, Knockbeg College

T Hudson, Newmarket

M Flannagan, Kilkenny

M Kelly, St. Mullans


Brendan Kielty, Greencastle

John Cleary

Patrick Ward

Joseph McKenna



M Cagney, South Mall

J Twomey, Turner’s Cross

T O’Riordan, Midleton

West of Ireland

T Burbage, Longford

J Hughes, Longford

Joseph G Dowdall, O.P., Copro Santo, Lisbon

[So in this brochure there are 8 officers, 32 men and a priest who was based in Portugal. This group of men was joined by 10 British based volunteers before they left Liverpool on the 21st.]