80th anniversary of the fascist bombing of Gernika marked with a weekend of events in Dublin

Gernika oak sapling planted at Glasnevin Cemetery to mark the 80th anniversary of the bombing of the town. Photo image courtesy of Pat Finlay.
Poster adversting the weekend events outside the Foggy Dew pub off Dame Street, Dublin
“Gernika 80 Then & Now — 80 Years of Basque-Irish anti fascist struggles”
A dog wanders through the devestated streets of Gernika in the aftermath of the fascist bombing on 27th April 1937
Section of the crowd at the opening of Gernika 80 Then & Now in Wynn’s Hotel, Dublin. As evening progressed the room filled to capacity. Image by author.
Enda McGarry, Fin Dwyer and Bernadette McAliskey at the launch of ‘Gernika 80 Then & Now’. Image by author.
Section of the crowd at the launch in Dublin’s Wynn’s Hotel. Image courtesy of Paul Reynolds.
Section of the crowd at the launch in Dublin’s Wynn’s Hotel. Image courtesy of Paul Reynolds.
Angela Nagle, Cllr Cieran Perry and Mark Hayes discuss the growing threat of fascism in Europe and beyond at the Unite the Union Hall. Image courtesy of Paul Reynolds.
Caoimhe Butterly and Joanne McDonald discuss the plight of war refugees from Gernika to the present. Image courtesy of Paul Reynolds.
Idoia Hualde, Stewart Reddin, Beatriz Arana and Paddy Woodworth discuss ‘Repression and Resistance in the post Franco era in the Basque Country
Irish anti- fascist ska band The Hacklers played a packed gig at The Cobblestone Bar in Smithfield
Gernikako Arbola — The Tree of Gernika
Crowd led by a piper and children carrying flowers pass close to the site of Frank Ryan’s grave as they make their way to the site of the oak planting in Glasnevin Cemetery. Image by author.
Eilenn and Maureen Shiels who were neighbours of the Gallastegi family in Gibbstown, Co Meath and remain close friends of the family hold a Basque ikurrina and Gernika 80 poster. Image courtesy of Pat Finlay.
Dessie Ellis addresses the crowd at Glasnevin with chairperson and Committee member Sam McGrath in green jacket behind. Image courtesy of Pat Finlay.
Neil Riordan, grandson of Micheál O’Riordan reads a message from his father Manus. Image courtesy of Pat Finlay.
Section of the crowd at Glasnevin Cemetery. Image courtesy of Pat Finlay.
Beatriz Arana addresses the crowd. Image courtesy of Pat Finlay.
Dessie Ellis and Beatriz Arana. Image courtesy of Pat Finlay.
Erik Noone performs the traditional Basque dance the aurresku in front of the Gernika oak. Image by author.
Children lay flowers at the Gernika oak. Image courtesy of Pat Finlay.

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