UBH CAFÉ, GEORGE’S STREET, NEWBRIDGE | 4.30PM | FREE
In November 1962, TD Joseph Barron put a question to the Taoiseach Seán Lemass concerning the plight of an Irish citizen, Iker Gallastegi, against whom the French government had issued an expulsion order. Lemass replied that the Irish embassy in Paris had “immediately made representations to the French authorities on Mr Gallastegi’s behalf.” Who was this irish citizen of Basque origin for which such concern was raised at the highest levels? In this talk Stewart Reddin will tell the story of Ireland’s Basque refugees during the spanish civil war and one man, Iker Gallastegi. Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Sive, will be our musical guest for the eventing and will perform a selection of tracks from her latest album, The Roaring Girl.