Cloughjordan Heritage Group – TALK & LAUNCH
The Siege of Jadotville – the Irish Army’s forgotten battle in the Congo in 1961
The siege of Jadotville occurred during the Congo Crisis in September 1961. “A” Company, 35th Battalion (UN service) of the Irish Army was attacked by troops loyal to the Kantangese Prime Minister. The besieged Irish, resisted for five days as a relief force of Irish, Indian and Swedish troops unsuccessfully attempted to reach them.
The outnumbered Irish company was forced to surrender and were held as prisoners of war for a month.
Venue: The Thomas MacDonagh Museum
When: Thursday, Oct 24th, 8pm (sharp)
The night will incorporate the Cloughjordan Heritage Group launch of the CD or WW1 Poets