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Launch of the Colombia Jail Journal by James Monaghan (Castlebar Library)

Date(s): Thursday 24th January, 2008 7:30 p.m.

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Three Irish Republicans – James Monaghan, Martin McCauley and Niall Connolly – were arrested at Bogotá airport by the Colombian army, who alleged that they had been training FARC rebels, and were members of the IRA. The men spent almost 3 years in Colombian jails and this account, the Colombia Jail Journal gives us an insiders view of their reasons for being in Colombia, what transpired with FARC and their time in jail.

James Monaghan will be in attendance to speak about his experiences.

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