Connolly Association
Years Active:1938
  Documents in Archive:5
  Publications:Irish Freedom, Irish Democrat
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The Connolly Association is an organisation based among Irish emigrants in Britain which supports the aims of Irish republicanism. It takes its name from James Connolly, a socialist republican, born in Edinburgh, Scotland and executed by the British Army in 1916 for his part in the Easter Rising of the same year. It was formed in London in 1938 by members of various Irish organisations, such as Republican Congress and the Irish Self-Determination League. It was originally named the Connolly Club, and its aims were: to work for a united and independent Ireland and complete freedom for the Irish people and to provide a social and cultural centre for those promoting the teachings of James Connolly and to show solidarity with oppressed nations and peoples throughout the world - sentiments continued in the present CA constitution. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s the CA through the pages on the Irish Democrat, influenced those trade unionists in Belfast who first proposed the idea of establishing a civil rights movement to expose unionism in the six counties. The Association continued to organise meetings throughout Britain and a number of new branches were established.



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External Resources

Irish Democrat Archive

Connolly Association Archive

A complete archive of Irish Freedom and Irish Democrat from 1939 to 2000.


Irish Election Literature

Leaflets from the Connolly Association.


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