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George Brown remembered at Inistioge
kilkenny | history and heritage | news report Monday June 30, 2008 18:57 by Sean Walsh - George Brown Commemerative Committee (087) 125 7492
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 was a member of the XVth International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War who fell at the Battle of Brunete in 1937.
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Many thanks for the sacrifice you made in defence of socialism.
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.