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"Even the olives are bleeding" Commemoration

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"Even the olives are bleeding" Independent Commemoration for Charlie Donnelly today at 2pm Curran Terrace below the Brickyard Dungannon.

Born in Killybrackey, Dungannon, County Tyrone, Charlie was a Poet and student at University College Dublin, a member of Left wing Republican Congress. Charlie went to Spain to fight Franco's fascism, a Volunteer in the Connolly Column, 15th International Brigade, he was killed in action while commanding a platoon of Irish volunteers operating alongside US and Canadian Internationalists of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade at Jarama, 27 February, 1937. He was 22 years old.

During a lull in the battle Charlie lifted a handfull of olives and remarked "Even the olives are bleeding" moments later he died in action. Remember him with pride.

 

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