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Sligo - Event Notice
Thursday September 14 2006
01:00 AM

Bob Doyle to speak at Spanish Civil War meeting in Sligo

category sligo | rights, freedoms and repression | event notice author Thursday September 07, 2006 13:38author by John Dunne - Connolly Forumauthor address Sligoauthor phone 071-9145490 Report this post to the editors

Bob Doyle, the only surviving Irish veteran of the International Brigades, author of “Brigadista – an Irishman’s fight against fascism” will speak at a Public Meeting in the City Hotel, Quay Street, Sligo on Thursday 14th September at 8.30.p.m.

The event is one of a number being organised by the Connolly Forum in Sligo to mark the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War.

Harry Owens will also speak at the meeting and Councillor Declan Bree, of the Connolly Forum will preside at the event.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

author by Anti Fascist - Int Brigade Commemoration Committeepublication date Mon Sep 18, 2006 21:56author email irelandscw at yahoo dot co dot ukReport this post to the editors

first reports
1st comments on the successful tour
Bob Doyle- author of the recent memoirs, Brigadista, and the last Irish veteran of the International Brigades in the Spanish civil war - recently completed a 4 city Irish tour.

As Bob said, he was not really there to promote his memoirs, or to relive history, he was there to act as a spur to get young people and workers into action against the war in Iraq, against globalisation, etc.

Would anyone at the 4 meetings please send in reports?

Belfast had 200 squeezed into the John Hewitt where Bob spoke and then unveiled a plaque to the anti-fascist volunteers.

Relatives of 12 other Irish volunteers attended (as did the son of 1 scottish vol.)

Bobs Belfast speech can be viewed at -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1wMogIL-xA

[thanks to Ciaran O'Brolchain for making this available.]

Related Link: http://www.geocities.com/irelandscw/ibvol-BobDoyle.htm
 
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