George Brown Event - June 2010


The programme for the third annual George Brown Commemoration Weekend has been announced.  It will be held on the weekend of 25/26th June 2010.  THe programme is as follows:- 


7.15pm Welcome and Wreath Laying

Meet at George Brown Memorial Plaque in St Colmcille’s Cemetery.

7.45pm St. Mary’s Church, Inistioge

Proceedings – Chaired by Seán Walsh, Secretary GBMC:

Topic – The Palestinian Question  


- Michael Lanigan – President, Irish Medical Aid for Palestine
- Dr Hikmat Ajjuri, Palestinian Ambassador to Ireland
- Senator Dr David Norris

Amanda Richards, member GBMC, will preside over a ceremony, in song and poetry, celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.

10.00pm O’Donnell’s Lounge

Light refreshment


11.00am – St Mary’s Church, Inistioge

Proceedings – Chaired by Joe Doyle, PRO GBMC:

Jimmy Kelly, Irish General Secretary UNITE will introduce Jack O'Connor, President SIPTU and the ICTU who will speak on the Legacy of George Brown, and Harry Owens, historian, who will deliver a lecture on the Aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in Spain.

1.00pm The International Brigade Memorial at the Olive Grove – Woodstock Gardens

Music performed by The Hatchery Folk

2.00pm Tree Planting by Padraig O'Murchu (Chairperson GBMC)

4.00pm Return to Inistioge

Refreshments at Lenehan’s Pub
Recital by Graiguenamanagh Brass Band 


George Brown DVD

Please note that there are still some copies the DVD "The Story of George Brown 1906-1937" available. This includes archival footage on the Spanish Civil War along with recordings of the 2008 celebration – lectures, unveiling of the plaque, tree planting in Woodstock, and social events.  Please contact Terry who will forward a copy in return for a donation of €10.

Click here for a video of proceedings at the 2010 weekend.

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