COMMEMORATING THE CENTENARY OF THE CONNAUGHT RANGERS MUTINY IN INDIA 28TH JUNE 1920.
An official launch took place in Tubbercurry Community Library on Saturday, 9th of November to Commemorate of the Centenary of the Connaught Rangers Mutiny in India in June 1920. The launch was a chance for us to be informed of the various aspects of the Mutiny and recognise those who took part, especialy the Sligo men who took part and the aftermath for them and their families on their return home.
The Commemoration of the Centenary of the Connaught Rangers Mutiny in India 28th June 1920.
The memorial project involves the erecting of an inscribed monument in Wolfe Tone Square, Tubbercurry, dedicated to the memory of the three Sligo men who took part in the mutiny: James Gorman Tubbercurry, Martin Boy Conlon Sligo town and Jack Scanlon Sligo town.
The project is designed to tell the story and to honour the memory of the courageous men who while far from home stood in solidarity with their native country men fighting for our Independence.
The proposed dedication date is June, 2020 on the centenary anniversary of the mutiny.
Key aspects of the launch were a series of short talks over the afternoon, by three historians on the history of the mutiny.
- Dr. Eunan O’Halpin, Professor of Contemporary Irish History, Trinity College (Grandnephew of Kevin Barry).
- Dr. Mario Draper, Professor of Modern History, Kent University.
- Danny Tiernan, Connaught Rangers, Historian, Boyle, Co. Rosommon.
Each talk was followed by a brief Q&A.
The memorial launch is a chance to remind ourselves of the significance of Ireland and Sligo’s forgotten heroes.
The memorial project is part of Sligo Co Council’s Decade of Centenaries, the State Commemoration of significant historical events that took place between 1918-1923.
In association with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, The Connaught Rangers Memorial group and Creative Ireland.