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Commemoration in honour of Terence Pte. Mc Mahon from Balbriggan.

The Man Nicknamed "Balbriggan" by his comrades.

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On Saturday July 15th Balbriggan & District Historical Society hosted a Commemoration in honour of Terence Mc Mahon from Balbriggan who took part in the Siege of Jadotville in the Congo in 1961. The heroic efforts of the 156 soldiers of the 35th Battalion UN forces who held out against an opposition of 3000 has only recently been acknowledged.

If you are not familiar with the story of the Siege of Jadotville check out the film The Siege of Jadotville on Netflix which tells the story. Or check out the many links on YouTube that show actual footage or interviews in relation to the Siege.

Some samples: HERE Irish Troops in the Congo HERE

The Siege of Jadotville Trailer HERE

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Gallery Of Photos Courtesy of Martin Fanning

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