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Even The Olives Are Bleeding

2017 marks the 80th anniversary of the start of the Spanish Civil War, a war which idealists and radicals from around the world volunteered to fight in the defence of the Republic.

6 such men left North Louth never to return with 3 dying at Jarama during the Defence of Madrid and the Republic in February 1937 against Franco's army.
To remember these 6 local men and to explore their backrounds, their motivations and ultimately their sacrifice, The Friends of the International Brigade (FIBI) are hosting a day long event in the Spirit Store in Dundalk on March 25th starting at 2pm.
The afternoon session will include contributions from such noted historians as Harry Owens, Manus O Riordan and Brian Hanley.


Thre will be a concert on Saturday night at 7.30pm, featuring the poetry and stories of Charlie Donnelly, as well as the music of Scottish Singer Calum Baird, a singer who is deeply influenced by the struggle against facism today and in the past.
At 9 pm a half hour Spanish film/Drama on the Battle of Jarama will be screened.
Broadcaster Eileen Corcoran and singer Mark Corcoran, both relatives through marriage of Charlie Donnelly will recite his work and give a family perspective on his life.

Find out more about the North Louth volunteers, Archie Dolan,a son for a former Chairman of Louth County Council, poet Charlie Donnelly, Francis O Brien Duffy , Bert Mc Elroy Alex Madero all Dundalk, and Andrew Delaney from Carlingford.

Free Exhibition also on display Saturday and Sunday

All day ticket 10 euro or 5 euro per session.