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A Glenamaddy RIC man made rebel history 100 years ago

Wednesday, 17th June, 2020 11:27am
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A Glenamaddy RIC man made rebel history 100 years ago

 

By Conor McNamara

THIS month marks an important centenary in the Irish independence struggle in which a north Galway man played a central role.

Jeremiah Mee from Glenamaddy was a constable in the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) stationed in Listowel, Co Kerry, when on June 17, 1920, he and 13 colleagues resigned from the force rather than hand their barracks over to the Black and Tans.

The Listowel RIC Mutiny was an important event in the history of the Irish Independence struggle because it exposed the brutal nature of the British campaign in Ireland.

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