A list of Irish volunteers for Franco.
This is a three page commemorative booklet for a group leaving Ireland for Spain, to fight for Franco. It is held in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Balmoral Avenue, Belfast 9. It's reference number is D.1625/19 in the papers of Sean Cunningham
Copyright belongs to PRONI.
Commemorative List "Irish Brigade Crusade Against Communism" en route for Spain.
General Eoin O’Duffy, Officer Commanding
Major P.Dalton, Dublin
Capt. T.Hyde, Midleton, Co. Cork
Cap. P Quinn, Gowran House, Co. Kilkenny
Commandant Sean Cunningham, Belfast
T.F.Smith, M.I.B.E., Dublin
Left Ireland 20/11/36, Liverpool 21/11/36 by S.S."Avoceta"
[Inside the brochure are 2 pages with lists of names]
T Jolly, Blackrock
R Butler, Blackrock
J Moran, Shrule, Co Mayo
E Murphy, Roundwood, Co Wicklow
B Fitzsimons, TC, Carlow
Prof. J Cunningham, Knockbeg College
T Hudson, Newmarket
M Flannagan, Kilkenny
M Kelly, St. Mullans
Brendan Kielty, Greencastle
M Cagney, South Mall
J Twomey, Turner’s Cross
T O’Riordan, Midleton
West of Ireland
T Burbage, Longford
J Hughes, Longford
Joseph G Dowdall, O.P., Copro Santo, Lisbon
[So in this brochure there are 8 officers, 32 men and a priest who was based in Portugal. This group of men was joined by 10 British based volunteers before they left Liverpool on the 21st.]
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