In this Mondays at the Mess talk, historian Fergus Whelan examines the lives and motivations of the young men from Inchicore who chose to fight for the Spanish Republic in the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939. This talk will focus on why they chose to risk everything and make the ultimate sacrifice so far from home. What societal influences shaped the different outlooks of these young men in Ireland of the late 1930s?
This talk is free to attend but booking is essential.
Fergus Whelan is an author and historian based in Dublin. He published books include ‘Dissent into Treason’ (Brandon Press, 2010), ‘God Provoking Democrat’ (New Island, 2015) and ‘May Tyrants Tremble’, (Irish Academic Press, 2020). He holds an M.Phil in Early Modern history from TCD and works as a tour guide at Richmond Barracks and 14 Henrietta Street.
Joining us online
The free talk will take place online using Zoom, a free online meeting platform. You will need an internet connection and a compatible device (e.g. computer, laptop, iPad, tablet, phone) to access Zoom. Please note, the Zoom link to the talk is contained in your reminder email sent 24 hours prior to the event.
If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling +353 1 582 0077
Photo: Assault guards loyal to the Republic during the Siege of the Alcázar of Toledo. Credit: Cassowary Colorizations, CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.