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category kilkenny | history and heritage | news report author Monday June 30, 2008 18:57author by Sean Walsh - George Brown Commemerative Committeeauthor phone (087) 125 7492 Report this post to the editors

Spanish Civil War fighter commemorated in his native Kilkenny

A commemoration was held at Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny, on 27th and 28th June for George Brown who died fighting for the Spanish Republic in the Spanish Civil War at the Battle of Brunete in 1937.
George Brown (1906 - 1937)
George Brown (1906 - 1937)

George Brown was a member of the XVth International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War who fell at the Battle of Brunete in 1937.

George's parents were both Irish. His father Francis came from Inistioge and his mother Mary Lackey came from Tullogher, both in Co. Kilkenny. His mother Mary returned to her native South Kilkenny in 1906 for the birth of her son George but he grew up mainly in Manchester. He was a trade unionist and working class activist from an early age and was active in the work and hunger marches of the early 1930s. He instinctively opposed the rise of facism and travelled to Spain to fight Franco's fascists as part of the 15th International Brigade. He died in Brunete in 1937 but he continues to be remembered.

Special guests at the weekends events were 95 year old Jack Jones, former General Secretary of the Transport & General Workers Union and one of the leading figures in the British trade union movement for many decades - and of course, a veteran of the Spanish Civil War himself. Also Bob Doyle of Dublin, now the only surviving Irish member of the International Brigades.

The well-attended weekend events included lectures, commemorative displays and a tree planting ceremony at the Olive Grove in Woodstock Gardens where the four Kilkenny men who fought in the Civil War are remembered - Michael Brown (George's brother), Michael Brennan and Sean Dowling.

Related Link: http://www.geocities.com/IrelandSCW/docs-GBrown.htm

Flag of the Connolly Column
Flag of the Connolly Column

Spanish Civil War Veterans Jack Jones (left) and Bob Doyle remember a comrade. Also in pic Jack O'Connor (SIPTU), Mayor of Co. Kilkenny and Paddy Murphy, Organising Cttee
Spanish Civil War Veterans Jack Jones (left) and Bob Doyle remember a comrade. Also in pic Jack O'Connor (SIPTU), Mayor of Co. Kilkenny and Paddy Murphy, Organising Cttee

author by Carlos - Rifondazione Comunista (Italy)publication date Mon Jun 30, 2008 21:22author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Many thanks for the sacrifice you made in defence of socialism.

author by Ciaran - Int. Brigade Commemoration Committeepublication date Tue Jul 01, 2008 21:02author email irelandscw at yahoo dot co dot ukauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

I was very pleased to attend this great series of well organised events. The lectures were good, both well attended, the weather held out, and it was again inspirational to hear Jack and Bob speak of the need for people today to be active with the labour movement.

Sean left out that they have produced a very glossy booklet, full of new material, images, etc. that anyone with an interest in the SCW would be glad to obtain.

It's available, Euro10 plus post, say Euro13, from the George Brown Memorial Committee, The Square, Inistioge, Kilkenny.

Congratulations to the local committee and I look forward to next years events.

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