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Update, April 11th 2009: This page now contains old posts to the Guest Book prior to 10 April, 2009. Due to the limitations of the Yahoo Guest Book postings have to be archived when the limit is reached.

Your comments about the site are welcome, Ciaran.


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First Name :   Stella
Email: :   stelaburkin@...............
Comment :   Excellent site. I have just completed an essay about my Gran-uncle Jody Gilman -an ODuffy volunteer. Site was invaluable.
First Name :   Paul Doran
Email: :   pauldoran1@GMAIL.COM
Comment :   Good website.very interesting
First Name :   DLyons
Email: :   
Comment :   Rest in peace Bob
First Name :   Xavi
Email: :   bennylloba@hotmail.com
Comment :   From Alacants city an affectionate greeting and of gratefulness for the Irish members of the International Brigade.Visca la llibertat.SALUT
First Name :   Peter
Email: :   kapealfas@hotmail.co.uk
Comment :   its nice to see they will not be forgot.
First Name :   Dan Payne
Email: :   danpayne40yahoo.co.uk
Comment :   hi ciaran jim carmody suggested i have a look at you site .great jod..However couldnt find the diary with the mention of an r miller Liverpool can you help...dan
First Name :   Conchubhair
Email: :   conchubhair@rosnarun.com
Comment :   Hi there, Just a quick note to complement you on the site. An invaluable tool for anyone trying to learn a little about a fascinating chapter in world history. Also, and appeal for you to contact me, as I might have a project that could be of interest to
First Name :   Mary Lennon
Email: :   meems42@hotmail.com
Comment :   Great site, very valuable information, well done you :o]
First Name :   Mise
Email: :   
Comment :   Thank you!
First Name :   Valerie
Email: :   valerie@marato.com
Comment :   Excellent web. Thank you.
First Name :   Per Rasmussen
Email: :   Denmark
Comment :   Great site! Yours in solidarity Per Rasmussen Denmark
First Name :   tam
Email: :   tomasomalley@blueyonder.co.uk
Comment :   such a wealth of information I am going to have to return again and often
First Name :   Stephen
Email: :   sbeausang@hotmail.com
Comment :   Thanks for this informative and respectful site. There is something especially sad to me about the story of the young Irishmen who went to fight on both sides in Spain. Brave men all ... fighting for something noble they believed in.
First Name :   Kathleen
Email: :   kathleen.march@umit.maine.edu
Comment :   Please know the work to keep alive the work of those who fought in the right side. My father wanted to join the brigades, couldnt, but then spent 1941-45 fighting what could have been prevented if non-intervention had not been the policy for the SCW...
First Name :   Seᮊ
Email: :   seangreene@totties.fsworld.co.uk
Comment :   Excellent informative site - good to see they are not forgotten
First Name :   gonzalo
Email: :   gpl.van@hotmail.com
Comment :   All the spanish people, we need to say thanks for all the people tried to help to save our ideas, our lives and our countrie to the Brigadistas Irlandeses, who died in our stupid war, but they was a heroes, and never the spanish people said thanks for the
First Name :   Cynthia
Email: :   
Comment :   A great site, well done.
First Name :   Chairman Pol
Email: :   
Comment :   Had a look through the site, exceptional work. Anywhere near to finishing your book?
First Name :   Terry
Email: :   terybannon@eircom.net
Comment :   Thanks for your contribution to the Inistioge/George Brown Weekend and Booklet.
First Name :   wes
Email: :   wesobright@hotmail.com
Comment :   I am interested in Autographs of members of the spanish civil war. I have gotten a few but would like more. I am wanting to correspond with any veteran. thanks wes USA
First Name :   Rob
Email: :   dooferoaks@hotmail.com
Comment :   An interesting site, and an important reminder of a much forgotten fight against fascism by the working class. I hope to go and see George Browns Memorial in Inistioge.
First Name :   bob
Email: :   hilliard
Comment :   My father was from Pettigo in County Fermanagh - actually they say that the fish in the river running thru Pettigo are bi-lingual since one side is in county Fermanagh and the other in Donegal (Dun na nGall). So I dont think I am related to the Hilliards
First Name :   reg
Email: :   reg.fletcher@hotmail.co.uk
Comment :   FRANK DEEGAN,i worked with frank on the liverpol docks in the 1970s, i lived only 200 yds from him in kirkdale, this kind of man you meet once in a life time if you are lucky, tell your kids of him. reg
First Name :   Marion
Email: :   joe.oya@btopenworld.com
Comment :   Dinny Holden (from Carlow)was my great uncle. Am interested in finding out as much as possible about him. Am married to a Spaniard with strong family links to the Republicans.
First Name :   Manu
Email: :   manubakunin@aol.com
Comment :   Comrades Genossen und GenossInnen, die Einheitsfront Politik die wir von ALLES Fܒ ALLE verfolgen kann von euch unterst?erden: www.myblog.de/loganey Viva POEM Viva CNT Manu Loganey
First Name :   Paul
Email: :   fitz95@comcast.net
Comment :   My father, Daniel Fitzgerald, was a volunteer in the Lincoln Batallion. He was briefly with the Connolly Column. Great site. Salud.
First Name :   Vol. Michael L
Email: :   
Comment :   As an Irish man, I am proud to know that our people stand with those oppressed worldwide....some of the comments on this site bring a tear to my eye.....Great site and VERY informative...a great way to remember the international brigades...Slan go foill
First Name :   Mairead
Email: :   bastaya@eircom.net
Comment :   just to advise My brother Proinsias OMordha who was on commemoration of Quinta Brigada April 2006 Pyrnees and in photos wearing hat with Easter Lily with Manus ORiardain etc. died unexpectedly on 18th March buried on 22nd March in true Dublin style by
First Name :   Diarmuid Hayes
Email: :   diarmuidh@hotmail.com
Comment :   excellent site..very interesting as an Irishman living in Madrid to see my compatriots contribution to Republican cause!
First Name :   Ricardo P鲥z Marco
Email: :   ricardo.perez.marco@g...
Comment :   My gfather fought in the Cordoba front in late 1936 in the 3rd Brigade of Carabineros with many XVth Brigade Irish volunteers. Also they fought together in the Madrid front during the 2-3rd weeks of Jan. My gfather was killed in that battle. Here in Spa
First Name :   Patrick
Email: :   pat@seven...
Comment :   My grandfather was Fred MacMahon, who was captured with Joe Boyd. Excellent site
First Name :   Don
Email: :   DonDeeg49@MSN.COM
Comment :   Great article, Frank Deegan is my Uncle,My Dad Jim Deegan was his older Brother.
First Name :   Alison
Email: :   alisongarcia01@yahoo.com
Comment :   Invaluable site. THANK YOU.
First Name :   Brin
Email: :   none
Comment :   Hello, nice site :)
First Name :   Adrian
Email: :   aj.grant@yahoo.co.uk
Comment :   hi, I was wondering if you could point me in the direction of the full text of the anton mccabe article on Jack White in Donegal?
First Name :   Roger Browne
Email: :   tiger.blue@virgin.net
Comment :   Great site,lots of hard work setting this up for sure. Researching Frank Browne,ex Christian Brother from Dublin if anyone can help.
First Name :   Michael
Email: :   michaelmcdonnell@......
Comment :   Spent many hours on your site. I am tracing a uncle who died in Dec 1936, Battle of Lopera. Michael May of Dublin was his name if anybody has other information not on this site please email me thru this site.
First Name :   
Email: :   michaelmcdonnell@topmail.ie
Comment :   Spent many hours on your site. I am tracing a uncle who died in Dec 1936, Battle of Lopera. Michael May of Dublin was his name if anybody has other information not on this site please email me.
First Name :   bernie
Email: :   bernieofarrell@..............
Comment :   I believe Jack Crowley from Dunmanway went to Spain as part of oduffy brigade
First Name :   Gordon
Email: :   mooreG@........
Comment :   I was able to confirm the death of my great uncle Willie Beattie who died at Madrid from the tele article of Dec 1938. It confirms for me part of my families history. many thanks Gordon Moore
First Name :   kevin
Email: :   longkesh1@yahoo.co.uk
Comment :   excellent site more power to your elbow (viva la quinte brigada)
First Name :   pablo
Email: :   retornar2000@yahoo.es
Comment :   i?d like to thank to all of you who fiight in spain. i?d like to contact witj someboy to lear about what did you do in my country. thanks
First Name :   Heps
Email: :   disce50@clara.co.uk
Comment :   Has anyone got any photos of GEOGE GILMORE, or any information about him.? Please help.
First Name :   sean
Email: :   ogradysean1@yahoo.com
Comment :   Great site I really am enjoying it. Many thanks for all the work you must have put into it. Seᮊ
First Name :   marie
Email: :   r.....@yahoo.com
Comment :   My Father, Jerome Ferroggiaro fought in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
First Name :   philip
Email: :   irishwhip@charter.net
Comment :   great informative web site
First Name :   Heps
Email: :   disce50@clara.co.uk
Comment :   Hi All, Does anyone have a photo of my second cousin GEORGE GILMORE? who was the IRISH REPUBLICAN ARMY LEADER in the 1930s. I would love to remember what he looked like. If you have one and can send it as an attachment to me saying what the attachment
First Name :   Paul
Email: :   palan80@hotmail.com
Comment :   Greetings.
First Name :   OSCAR BEAUSOLEIL
Email: :   http://lecompagnon.site.voila.fr
Comment :   MY UNCLE WAS CAPTAIN IN CIUDAD UNIVERSITARIA. A BRAVE MAN. BUT ALSO HUMAN AND WITH HUMOUR. SALUD !
First Name :   Heps
Email: :   
Comment :   George GILMORE was my second cousin who I know a little. This is a great site. Heps
First Name :   Pau Amaro Seoane
Email: :   pau@ippimail.com
Comment :   Hi, my family is republican from Galicia. I dont know whether you know it, but its very similar to Ireland. When I was a child I used to play the bagpipe. In any case a HUGE THANK YOU TO THE IRISH VOLUNTEERS!
First Name :   Helen
Email: :   23rd July 2007
Comment :   My mothers three brothers were the Power boys from Waterford. I knew and loved them well, but knew very little of their exploits in the SCW.I feel so proud of them.
First Name :   Hans Remmel
Email: :   hremmel@t-online.de
Comment :   Liebe irische Freunde und Genossen, meine Frau und ich erinnern sich gern an unsere gemeinsame Busfahrt im Mai 2007 zu den St䴴en des Kampfes der Internationalen Brigaden in Spanien. Besonders beeindruckt hat uns die feierliche Bestattung der Asche des
First Name :   emmy manga
Email: :   emmy@manga.com
Comment :   i love this site keep it up is nice and good keep it up is fineeeeeeee
First Name :   Tony
Email: :   gulfvet@gulfvet.karoo.co.uk
Comment :   Its great to see sites like this dedicated to the volunteers who fought with the Spanish against fascism. My grandfather was one of those few Sydney Steventon. Well done!!!
First Name :   Michael
Email: :   olearyma@eircom.net
Comment :   Proudly and lovingly remembered every time I pass his home - Michael Lehane, Morleys Bridge, Kilgarvan.
First Name :   Noemi, a Spanish History Teacher
Email: :   noemia_arias@yahoo.es
Comment :   In a time of individualism and materialism, the International Brigades volunteers are an example to show our students. Thanks a million for everything
First Name :   MICHAEL CLARJEN-ARCONADA
Email: :   MICHAELTCA@GMAIL.COM
Comment :   GRATITUDE AND UNIVERSAL LOVE FOR THOSE THOSE WHO PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE, IN THE SUPPORT OF DEMOCRATIC SPAIN IN THE SCW.
First Name :   maria dolores
Email: :   eire_h@hotmail.com
Comment :   Hello!Im a girl from Spain, and from many years I spend my holidays in Ireland.Im studying History and Im very happy to have found this website.From here, thanks to all irish who came to fight in both sides of spanish civil war,and specially to all of the
First Name :   RICARDO VILLAGRAN
Email: :   ricardovillagran@hispavista.com
Comment :   HONOR TO THE BRAVE MEN WHO FOUGHT TO DEFEND LIBERTY
First Name :   Wallace
Email: :   walhean@fsmail.net
Comment :   Just read the obituaries to the late James Maley wish we had more people like that in this world today God bless R.I.P
First Name :   Tomas O Carthaigh
Email: :   tomasocarthaigh@yahoo.com
Comment :   This is a facinating account. Will be reading later.
First Name :   theresa
Email: :   theresa780@.........
Comment :   my father Ned Murphy from enniscorthy who passed away last week was a survivor of the spanish civil war. he was aged 95.his interview is on this web.
First Name :   John
Email: :   
Comment :   My great-uncle was Tommy Patton(aka Patten) All info greatly wanted. Peace!
First Name :   Helene
Email: :   
Comment :   I was here
First Name :   peter murphy
Email: :   pacdoc@hotmail.com
Comment :   love the pictures....great page
First Name :   Edward
Email: :   
Comment :   8th Feb. 07 My grandfather gerry casey fought in the spainish war he went over with a daniel chute both from tralee,daniel was kill by mistake by his own side who thought they the enemy it would to good to find out more about their unit.
First Name :   Tony
Email: :   
Comment :   08/Feb/07 Comment: GREAT WEBSITE , I HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR SINCE MY UNCLE LEO GREEN DIED IN IT. SO TO BE ABLE TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING WHAT IT WAS LIKE FOR HIM WAS REALLY APPRECIATED
First Name :   mickey
Email: :   mickey_glenn_1@bt.com
Comment :   first time on the site very interesting and real...congrats
First Name :   tony
Email: :   
Comment :   george mooney was my grandad.I have a 303 cartridge from the twenty-one gun salute they fired over his grave at his state funeral in 1958.up the republic!
First Name :   Gretl from Austria
Email: :   bazrav@yahoo.com
Comment :   Bobby Doyle introduced me to my husband Jimmy Moon who fought alongside him in Spain and who was also captured. I would love to hear from Bobby.
First Name :   Lee Watson
Email: :   speedywatson@eircom.net
Comment :   Hi great to see this web site and the information on it. It turns out that my grandfather James Walsh clonmel is on your list and i remember him telling me stories of his trip to spain, when i was a child but i had no idea of how to find out information o
First Name :   paul
Email: :   pp5@stir.ac.uk
Comment :   really great site - got lost for several hours in it.
First Name :   David Convery
Email: :   david_convery@yahoo.co.uk
Comment :   The new site looks well Ciaran, keep up the good work!
First Name :   Xavier P.
Email: :   croaack@hotmail.com
Comment :   Just wanna say thanks to all of the brigadistas who comes to spain to try to help us Salut y 3? Republica!
First Name :   frank
Email: :   frank.eileen@yahoo.co.uk
Comment :   amarvelous resource.more power to you.
First Name :   Pat
Email: :   info@dun-na-ngall
Comment :   A Great tribute to the Connolly Column!
First Name :   ALA OWERRI
Email: :   owerri@msn.com
Comment :   THIS IS AN INTRESTING SITE
First Name :   ciaran
Email: :   irelandscw@yahoo.co.uk
Comment :   Hi there, Would the person who tried to leave a message about P Quinn please email me direct, ciaran @ irelandscw@yahoo.co.uk
First Name :   Bernard
Email: :   ardmore@netscape.ca
Comment :   I am Bernard Mc Grotty. I was looking for news of Eamon Mc Grotty from derry I know he was killd in the Spanish Civil war.
First Name :   Roberto Vanzulli
Email: :   partigianovanzu@yahoo.it
Comment :   I want to pay an Homage to Michael ORiordan, a Great & Brave Antifascist Fighter! No Pasaran! They Shall Not Pass! Communist & Antifascist Salutations
First Name :   Geraldine
Email: :   gertelford@yahoo.uk
Comment :   came across this site while searching for stuff about Charlie Donnelly. it is an invaluable resource. keep up the great work.
First Name :   Jan Bontje
Email: :   correspondentie@janbontje.nl
Comment :   Very impressive. I am a Dutch poet and visited Barcelona a few weeks ago and saw on the Catalan tv a documentary about the International Brigades. They are not forgotten and they will never be forgotten.
First Name :   Fionnuala
Email: :   Cloon1@eircom.net
Comment :   Will be back!
First Name :   stefanos
Email: :   ilistis@yahoo.com
Comment :   Thank you for this site. Although I was born in 1971 and the story of Spanish civil war, here in Greece, is never been told, thanks to you and many others, we learn how great is human spirit when fights for justice and true democracy. I think that was one
First Name :   John Corcoran
Email: :   johngee59@eircom.net
Comment :   Congratulations to Ken Keable for his work in collating and recording Peter OConnors speeches- an invaluable and lasting commemorative act befitting the stature of this comrade, I only wished I had the opportunity of meeting Peter in person, this is the c
First Name :   Diarmuid
Email: :   
Comment :   very interesting website!
First Name :   Bobby
Email: :   bobby_smith1@hotmail.com
Comment :   was at the launch in Belfast.Good numbers but was disappointed that more unions werent represented. Got my copy signed by Bob will treasure it
First Name :   Malcolm
Email: :   mredfellow@gmail.com
Comment :   I am likely to be plundering your site for material for on-going blusterings at http://redfellow.blogspot.com/ Yes, I remember Frank Edwards (mainly through his son S顮, but Franks was the first house I ever came across where bookshelves were two deep
First Name :   Roberto
Email: :   ahileduele@euskalerria.org
Comment :   Greetings from the Basque Country. You 90-year-old boys are the bravest example of the new world that many people still carry in their hearts. I am having a baby in a month and I promise you that your memory will survive at least another generation. Vosot
First Name :   ian
Email: :   roy_tic123@yahoo.co.uk
Comment :   Feel very proud to see ulster scots names on the roll of honour. remember my late grandfather talking about the war and wishing how he could have fought with the international brigade. if only workers could unite like that now in ireland/n ireland it woul
First Name :   seamus
Email: :   sonuallain@hotmail.com
Comment :   no paseran
First Name :   Ken
Email: :   k_armstrong77@hotmail.com
Comment :   Very intersting- I am researching Northern Catholic and Protestant involvement in Spain.
First Name :   Fintan
Email: :   fconway1@eircom.net
Comment :   Thank you for this great website. I am doing some research into the life of my Great Uncle, Kit Conway.So far, I have found no mention of his family. His older brother, John J. was my grandfather. My grandmother, who is still alive, remembers Kit well.
First Name :   tom hennessy
Email: :   marie.idy@gmail.com
Comment :   im just looking for information on my uncle Leo Green who went missing during the Spanish Civil War. His body was never found, he was a member of the international Brigade. Thanking you
First Name :   Grainne Fenton
Email: :   
Comment :   great to see information about my grandfather George Mooney, we knew very little about his spanish escapade. Grainne Fenton
First Name :   Jimmy
Email: :   JamescThomson2003@yahoo.co.uk
Comment :   Excellent and moving
First Name :   mary m. owens
Email: :   mmowens@citi-habitats.com
Comment :   Just heard about Bob Doyles great book launch. Congrats to you all, continuing good health to Bob and much love to my brother Harry
First Name :   Raymond
Email: :   raymond.batkin@btinternet.com
Comment :   Came across your site via a Spanish link. Excellent site you have too! Well set out (unlike many) and full of great sources of information. Currently involved on a translation about Durruti - your website is an excellent source of cross-reference material
First Name :   Marian
Email: :   marian.espley1@btinternet.com
Comment :   what a great web site great to see mention of my grandfather George Mooney I have sent you some biographical details through the contact me section if you dont get them do get back to me
First Name :   Carlos
Email: :   
Comment :   Queridos amigos: Im 25 years old and I wan to say all the people who came to Spain to fight the fascism that you will never know how grateful I am. When the british and french goverments stood neutral, the people, the workers, were the real democracy defe
First Name :   Jesus
Email: :   saizjes@earthlink.net
Comment :   I would like to have titles of books related with the Irish in the Spanish Civil War.
First Name :   Gardarian
Email: :   
Comment :   Hello from Spain. Congratulations for this great site. Long Live To The Spanish Republic! Long Live to Ireland!
First Name :   Kerry
Email: :   ktrubee@btconnect.com
Comment :   very interesting site. Ive been interested in the SCW for about 25 years now. Im so glad that people still keep the history and the memories alive. I have a large collection of contemporary books on the subject, some with interesting connections. i also h
First Name :   Flor
Email: :   flor.dewit@hotmail.com
Comment :   As the grandson of a Belgian volunteer I am deeply moved by the brillant work you are doing to keep the internationalist spirit of the volunteers alive. No pasaran !
First Name :   Gerry Gleason
Email: :   gerry_gleason@yahoo.co.uk
Comment :   Great site! It was an honour and privelege to have met Michael ORiordan in his life-time. His memory will live on.
First Name :   Shaun
Email: :   jacoblurch@gmail.com
Comment :   I discovered your website when doing some background reading on Frank Ryan. What a treasure trove of information it is. Excellent stuff!
First Name :   Bob
Email: :   bob.r...
Comment :   My Great Uncle Harry McGrath died during this war. It is good that his passing has been noted thank you
First Name :   Liam McGregor
Email: :   
Comment :   Hello, I am making some basic enquiries regarding my Uncle whose name I have. I dont have much details about him and I would dearly love to understand the age old questions of where exactly he laid down his live and indeed any memories people would have.
First Name :   John Mc Cormack
Email: :   johnmccormack84@eircom.net
Comment :   Found your site after the Hilliard documentary - congratulations!
First Name :   Desmond Dunphy
Email: :   hdunphy@rochester.rr.com
Comment :   My father,John C. Dunphy was in the Bandera and I have some pictures and papers I would share copies of and would like to have the same from other people.
First Name :   Pam
Email: :   eduset@hotmail.com
Comment :   I was lucky enough to see the programme about Robert Hilliard last night on RTE. IVe alwayd been interested in the Spanish Civil War, my father was one of the protesters in the Houses of Parliament when the English govt voted not to send arms to the democ
First Name :   Eamonn
Email: :   mistereamonn@yahoo.com
Comment :   Having just watched RTE,s Black Sheep last night on Bob Hilliard I was touched by the sensivity of Sarah on her thoughts while searching for and finding the final resting place of her Grand Uncle.My Uncle was Eamonn Mc Grotty the ex Christian Brother from
First Name :   Bert Ahern
Email: :   ahernb@cit.ie
Comment :   Great site and well maintained. Great to see inclusion of articles from older publications. Well done Bert Ahern
First Name :   Ken
Email: :   kenkeable@eircom.net
Comment :   Hello Ciaran, and readers. This is my first visit to the website - its excellent, congratulations. I have several documents to send you, which I shall do so soon as attachments to an email. Best wishes, Ken Keable.
First Name :   stephen
Email: :   jollys@yarracity.vic.gov.au
Comment :   Great work on this site! I am a Socialist Party Councillor in Melbourne, Australia but my Grandfather (and adopted father) Thomas Jolly from Clones, Monaghan fought in SCW for ODuffys fascists. I remember stories he told me including of being shot at by h
First Name :   Andrew Smith
Email: :   www.geocities.com/roav1945
Comment :   I like the new site! I interviewed 3 IB vets- 2 Americans: Abe Osheroff and Dave Smith and a Briton(Welsh): Alun Menai Williams at www.geocities.com/roav1945
First Name :   No Pasarᮡ
Email: :   xvbrigade@yahoo.ie
Comment :   The new site looks great, keep up the good work everyone. Salut! John Black No Pasarᮡ North West Spanish Civil War Project
First Name :   William M. Brown
Email: :   cnbbrown@comcast.net
Comment :   Near the end of April of 05 I made it to Glasnevin to lay a stone from the U.S. shore of Lake Huron on the gravesite of Frank Ryan. A very moving experience for me.
First Name :   paul
Email: :   pp5@stir.ac.uk
Comment :   really great site - got lost for several hours in it.
First Name :   David Convery
Email: :   david_convery@yahoo.co.uk
Comment :   The new site looks well Ciaran, keep up the good work!