George Brown Commemoration
Friday 27th & Saturday 28th June 2008
Inistioge Co. Kilkenny

Programme of Events

  • Friday 27th 8 p.m. Lecture by Manus O’Riordan (Committee Member of International Brigade Memorial Trust and Head of Research with SIPTU) in St Mary’s Church of Ireland, Inistioge.
  • After the Lecture: ~ Social event in Inistioge from 9.30pm onwards.

  • Saturday 28th 11.30 a.m. Lecture on Battle for Madrid by Harry Owens (Spanish Civil War Historian) in St Mary’s Church of Ireland, Inistioge.
  • 12.30 p.m. Unveiling of George Brown Memorial in St Mary’s Graveyard by Jack Jones, retired General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers’ Union, Spanish Civil War Veteran, and Comrade of George Brown.
    Main speaker, Tony Woodley, General Secretary of T&G UNITE.
  • Followed by commemorative event, including tree planting, at the Olive Grove, Woodstock Gardens
  • Spanish Civil War Photographic Exhibition ~ St Mary’s
  • Graiguenamanagh Brass Band will attend at the unveiling and will entertain visitors in the Square during the afternoon.
  • Closing Social event in Inistioge on Saturday evening, from 9.30pm onwards

For those among us who don't know exactly where Inisitogue is,
use Google Maps and this will give a map and directions, etc.

A pamphlet about George Brown by Mick Jenkins