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A little known link.

The Court Laundry (1903 – 1971) at 58A Harcourt Street acted out as the venue for meetings for the Spanish Aid Committee during the Spanish Civil War (1936 – 1939). [1]

Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington, the suffragette and Irish republican, acted as chairperson of the group while the secretary was John Swift, general secretary of the Irish Bakers’ Union. Other prominent members included Dorothy Macardle, the writer and historian and Nora Connolly-O’Brien, daughter of James Connolly.

The use of the laundry had been arranged by Robin (Robert) Tweedy (1853 – 1956), a Communist Party member whose family had connections with the laundry business.

[1] A. P. Behan, Dublin Historical Record, Vol. 47, No. 1, Diamond Jubilee Issue (Spring, 1994), pp. 24-45.

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