Launch of Centenary marking Connaught Rangers mutiny taking place in Sligo today

The launch of the Centenary marking the Connaught Rangers Mutiny is taking place in Sligo at 1pm today.

The Rangers were a British regiment and remained in service until the formation of the Irish Free State in 1922.

Two years previously in the summer of 1920, men from the regiment staged a mutiny at their barracks in India resulting in the execution of Private James Daly by firing squad in November of that year.

Speaking ahead of the launch in Tubbercurry Community Library, Founder of the Connaught Rangers Association out of King House in Boyle, Danny Tiernan describes what’s coming up.

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