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Title: Irish Life and Lore Dublin South County Collection 1: John Gorman
Authors: O'Keeffe, Maurice
Gorman, John
Keywords: Athlone
Battle of Jadotville
Irish Army
Irish Peacekeeping Mission
Pat Quinlan
United Nations
35th Infantry Battalion
Issue Date: 7-Jul-2008
Publisher: Maurice and Jane O'Keeffe
Description: Oral history interview. John Gorman, Age 66, Horseleap, Westmeath. Subject: Memories of service in The Congo. John Gorman joined the Irish Army in Athlone at the age of 16 years. The following year he was sent to the Congo on an Irish Peacekeeping Mission with the 35th Infantry Battalion, under the command of Pat Quinlan from Waterville, Co. Kerry. He describes experiences during the Battle of Jadotville, which he strongly feels was an unjustified embarrassment to the United Nations and to the Irish government. He has been tirelessly campaigning for many years to the excellent leadership of his Commanding Officer, Pat Quinlan, recognised. The length of this recording is fifty five minutes and forty eight seconds.
Copyright: Reproduced with kind permission of Maurice O'Keeffe of Irish Life and Lore. South Dublin Libraries does not own the rights to this audio recording. If you wish to print or reproduce this audio you must obtain the permission of Irish Life and Lore. See
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