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After two successful years in Dublin, RTÉ Mojocon is heading to Galway city. From Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th May, the leading international conference on mobile journalism, mobile content creation, mobile photography and new technology will be taking up residence in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway.
A group of fifth year Galway Community College students visiting Dáil Éireann today plan to meet local TDs in a bid to garner support for their petition asking that medals be awarded to the the officers and NCOs of A Company, 35th Battalion, for their acts of bravery during the 1961 Siege of Jadotville.
A ceremony took place in Custume Barracks last Saturday (September 17) to honour the actions of the men of ‘A’ Company, 35th Infantry Battalion and its attachments at the Battle of Jadotville.
There are so many discussions we could have in this column this week regarding the theme of heroism and bravery. Napoleon Bonaparte once said - “Valour is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it until the test comes”.
Roger Casement, humanitarian, human rights campaigner, and Irish patriot, will be honoured and celebrated in Connemara on the centenary of his execution by the British, for this role in the 1916 Rising.
Longford-Westmeath Independent Deputy, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, has met Taoiseach Enda Kenny concerning the honouring of soldiers who fought in the Siege of Jadotville, the majority of whom were from Custume Barracks in Athlone.
THE CONGO 1961. Some 150 Irish soldiers were surrounded by more than 3,000 soldiers of the Katanga insurgency, heavily armed with artillery, heavy machine guns, and a fighter bomber.
Galway’s film community was out in full force at the Radisson Blu hotel on Tuesday evening for the programme launch of this year’s Film Fleadh, which runs from Tuesday July 5 to Sunday 10.