Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Heritage Notes - 17 September 2010

Just by way of a reminder that the United Nations exhibition continues at the library for a few weeks more, this week we include another picture from the display. One of the important activities beside military duties which Irish troops engaged in during the Congo crisis in the 1960s was that of protecting the youth from the conflict. Organising boy scout brigades and marching bands were some of the additional duties which Sergeant Tom Hackett from Mill Street, Cappoquin took on, with Tom pictured here at the rear among some of his young recruits in 1963. Photograph courtesy of Mrs Maureen Hackett.

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