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

This page updated 21st Oct.2009

Jack Larkin Jones (1913 - 21 April 2009)

The sad news has come in that Jack Jones, President of the International Brigades Memorial Trust, passed away last night (21 April 2009) peacefully in his sleep.

My condolences go out to his son Mick and family, and more news will be given later.

Bob Doyle (12 Feb. 1916 - 22 Jan. 2009)

It is with great regret that I pass on the news that Bob Doyle, one of the last two Irish International Brigaders, has died in London, aged 92. The initial statemetnt from Marlene Sidaway of the IBMT and a statement by Manus O'Riordan are available here.

At this emotional time for his family and friends, the best I can do is to offer my personal cndolences and to remind everyone that Bob kept saying, the sruggle goes on. There will be a Memorial Event in Dublin, Feb. 14th. See details.

<Poster for the Dublin Commemoration, Feb. 14th 2009.

Salud! Ciaran

Belfast commemorations went well -
about 200 attended unveiling - Here's an inital report.

Forthcoming Events

1. - Jim Haughey Memorial Lecture - Craigavon Town Hall, Nov. 4th.

2. - Lecture in the Unite offices, Antrim Rd, Belfast, Dec. 5th - on the Scottish volunteers (there were lots of links between the local and those listed as Scottish) - people like Jim Maley, Jock Cunningham, Syd Quinn, etc. are all listed as Scottish, but were either born here or from Irish families.

3. - that talk will be followed, 3.30pm by a wreath laying at the IBCC memorial, Writers' Square, Donegal St.

4. - TCD lecture, "The Politics of Memory: Unearthing Mass Graves from the Spanish Civil War" Details on the New Material page.

Banners of the Connolly Column and the International Brigades Memorial Trust - Dublin Oct 2005.

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,

Re-dedication Cereemony for the
Belfast Memorial to the volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

Updated Nov 10th: The memorial was re-dedicated on Nov. 8th. A successful full 5 day programme of events was organised, and here it is. . Reports will be added later from the events.

The memorial was unveiled by Bob Doyle, along with Jack Edwards, a volunteer from Liverpool.

Everyone is welcome to any and all of these events - please circulate notices to anyone you know who'd be interested.

If you wish to see the Memorial - Map for Writers' Square.

Bob Doyle, with Jack Edwards at the unveiling. Also here are Gerry Doran and Anne O'Hara, daughters of Brigadista Gerry Doran.

This photo is from the Sunday Life, so see if you can spot their mistake!

A report on the 2007 ceremony and events is available here.

Mick O'Riordan's Birthday - November 12th

Manus O'Riordan has sent out a short piece marking the birthday of Mick O'Riordan, Nov. 12th. The article has several links through to Christy moore singing Viva la Quince Brigada. Read it here. Salud!

Recent List of Republican volunteers

A full list of those who volunteered for Spain is being finalised. In the meantime, the most comprehensive list yet drawn up is available here.

Mick Gaffney - Sligoman in the Bandera

I've decided to pull together a short report on what life was like in the Bandera, basing it on what information I could gather on Mick Gaffney. Linked to this is a short article recently written for the Sligo Champion by a local activist.

Roll of Honour for Sept-Dec

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
BoyleDannyBelfast7th Sept 1938
DalyPeterWexford5th Sept 1937
DomeganJames CBelfast23rd September 1938
FullerGeorge Norman DruryMaidenhead23rd September 1938
GormanGeorgeDerry23rd September 1938
KerrThomas ABelfast September 1938
McGrathHenry (Harry)Belfast23rd September 1938
McGregorLiam (William Scott)Dublin23rd September 1938
MurphyJames PatrickDublin4th September 1938
NaltyJohn (Jack)Dublin23rd September 1938
O'FlahertyThomas Ireland via USA September 1938
WoulfeJimLimerick4th September 1937
BarryJack "Blue" (William)Australia-DublinDec. 1936
ConroyFrankKildare28th Dec 1936
FoleyJimDublin28th Dec 1936
FoxTonyDublin28th Dec. 1936
MayMickDublin28th Dec. 1936
MeehanJohnGalway28th Dec. 1936
NolanMichaelDublin28th Dec. 1936
PattenTommyAchill16-17th Dec. 1936
WoodThomas D (Tommy)Dublin29th Dec. 1936

(This revamped site was only possible with the hard work of Gerry Malone - thanks to him for the time and effort he put in. Much appreciated.)

If anyone notices broken links, or if anything is missing, please get in touch. Ciaran Crossey