This unique custom made badge celebrates the Donegal native and Irish revolutionary Peadar O’Donnell. O’Donnell is one of the main figures featured in the series Partisans – Irish Experiences in the Spanish Civil War.
Born into poverty O’Donnell became a leading figure in the IRA in the northwest during the Irish War of Independence. He opposed the Treaty and spent most of the Civil War in prison.
An active member of the IRA through the 1920s he became increasingly radical. In 1934 he left the organisation and established Republican Congress an explicitly socialist group. A committed antifascist he played a pivotal role in supporting Irish people who fought against fascism in Spain.
This unique enamel badge measuring 15mm in diameter, commemorates his involvement in the Spanish Civil War. His image is depicted against the Spanish republican tricolour of red, yellow and mulberry.