The Irish Communist Partisan (Partisans III)
In this episode we continue the story of the Irish people who fought in the Spanish Civil War. Our focus turns to the life of Bob Doyle. A member of the IRA and later a communist his life explains why people went on to fight against fascism in Spain.
Beginning with his early childhood, set to the backdrop of grinding poverty in Dublin slums, the podcast is an evocative and fascinating journey through one family’s experience of the struggle for Irish Independence and the decades that followed. Along the way we will find ourselves in riots with fascists in the streets of Dublin and conflict within the IRA in the 1930s which led many of it’s activists to Spain.