Listowel Mutiny Centenary


Friday June 19th 2020 was the centenary of the Listowel Police Mutiny and was remembered at Listowel Garda Station last Friday. This is regarded as a seminal event in the War of Independence and a major gamechanger. Within three months of the mutiny 1,100 Constables had resigned from the RIC to be replaced by additional Black and Tans and Auxiliaries.

The story of the mutiny received widespread national and international coverage. In order to commemorate this historic event Kerry Writers Museum is doing an online exhibition and producing a special video, which will include contributions from historians – Fr Tony Gaughan, former Chief Superintendent Donal O Sullivan and Dr. Mary McAulliffe. A number of the direct descendants of those who mutinied will also be featured on the video.

The local committee comprising of Cara Trant, Manager, Kerry Writers Museum, Jimmy Deenihan, former Minister for Commemorations (2011-2014) and local historians Tom Dillon and Vincent Carmody had  been working on organising a commemoration event last weekend. However, because of Covid-19 this has now been deferred to June 2021.

Pictured holding a minutes silence at Listowel Garda Station remembering the Listowel Mutiny were committee members Cara Trant, Tom Dillon, Jimmy Deenihan, Vincent Carmody. On right is Eamonn Walsh from Knocknagoshel (Eamonn is the grandson of RIC member Patrick Sheeran RIP).

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