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Jadotville heroes honoured at medal ceremony

Veterans of the 1961 Siege of Jadotville were awarded medals for their bravery at a ceremony in Custume Barracks on Saturday, December 2. The ceremony followed years of campaigning by veterans for recognition.

Jadotville plaque to be unveiled

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On Saturday October 21, Mayor of Athlone, Aengus O’Rourke, will be unveiling a plaque at 3.30 pm in John Count McCormack Square to commemorate the veterans of the siege of Jadotville.

December date to honour heroes of Jadotville

 

Present Jadotville medals without delay - McFadden

Athlone based Senator, Gabrielle McFadden, has urged Minister Paul Kehoe and the Department of Defence to ensure that medals for those who were involved in the Siege of Jadotville are presented as soon as possible.

Local representatives welcome Jadotville medals for bravery

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Students' role in Jadotville campaign can be template for social change

When a teacher stands in front of their class, they know that they are like an arms dealer, passing on the most powerful weapon in the world — the weapons of knowledge and education. Education is what remains in your mind long after you have left behind your schooldays. Its role is to replace an empty mind with an open one. It is that process that continues throughout life in the race to become a better person. And when you see a class of young students enforcing change, it is most refreshing in this age of cynicism.

Galway Community College role in Jadotville campaign can be template for social change

When a teacher stands in front of their class, they know that they are like an arms dealer, passing on the most powerful weapon in the world — the weapons of knowledge and education. Education is what remains in your mind long after you have left behind your schooldays. Its role is to replace an empty mind with an open one. It is that process that continues throughout life in the race to become a better person. And when you see a class of young students enforcing change, it is most refreshing in this age of cynicism.

At long last - heroes of Jadotville will receive medals for bravery

 

Jadotville soldiers deserve individual citation - McFadden

Athlone-based Senator, Gabrielle McFadden, has urged Minister of State at the Department of Defence, Paul Kehoe, to recognise each of the Jadotville soldiers on an individual basis.

Ceremony honours courageous Battle of Jadotville soldiers

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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.

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