• Connolly Books (map)
  • 43 East Essex Street East
  • Dublin 2, County Dublin, D02 Y306
  • Ireland

A musical, artistic and historic Celebration of Ireland's International Brigaders with Jurama, a film about Charlie Donnelly, the Republican Congress veteran and poet. We also present One Way or Another a play on the life of Dinny Cody who was killed at La Rosas 1937, while historian James Durney will give talk on the life of civil war hero Frank Conroy. Finishing up the evening with music from the wonderful Sive.


One Way or Another

This box-fresh play by 2016 PJ O’Connor award-winning playwright, Alan O’Brien, focuses on  Spanish Civil War combatant and casualty, Dinny Coady juxtaposing the tumultuous 1930s with the tumultuous 2018."



Jarama tells the story of Juanan , a trumpet player who played in a jazz group before the war and is now fighting for the Republic. The musician is located on the second line of the front, in the trenches located next to the Valencia road, next to the Jarama. We are in February 1937 seven months after the military uprising, after failed attempts to reach Madrid by the Francoists, now the battle is concentrated in the valley of Jarama, the Republican army holds and defends the attacks with the help of the  Brigades Internationals , which ended in a military feat that would end with more than 20,000 wounded, missing or dead, among them about a thousand brigadistas of more than 30 nationalities.They go hungry, cold, full of fleas, but morality remains high, they have help from international brigadistas, they make friends with some Irishmen, a poet,  Charlie Donelly  and O'Connor , at night their lives are told, especially After  Juanan got him a mortar, he starts having strange visions, the reality will not be the same anymore.



Songwriter, singer and community musician, Sive has a voice of extraordinary beauty. In the past,  has shared a stage with Kila, Mick Flannery and Gemma Hayes and in 2014, was voted viewer’s choice to appear on RTE's  Other Voices.

TICKETS: https://secure.tickets.ie/Listing/EventInformation/37733/the-james-connolly-festival-three-billboards-for-freedom-fighters

There are no age restrictions for this event.
Ticket Information

General Admission: €10.00 incl. booking fee


Duration - 3.5 hours

Latecomers may not be admitted


Friends of the International Brigades Ireland with Sive – Film, music and drama in honour of the Irish who fought in The Spanish Civil War.