Irish hero Matt Quinlan forges new legacy in Winton

Jacob McMaster
By Jacob McMaster
Updated November 3 2021 - 1:20am, first published November 1 2021 - 1:00am
Matt Quinlan during his time as a member of the Irish Army and a UN peace-keeper. Pictures: Supplied.

Sixty-years-ago in October, Matt Quinlan was among Irish UN peacekeepers freed after more than a month as a prisoner of war in the Congo in 1961, after surviving a five-day siege in Jadotville.

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Jacob McMaster

Jacob McMaster

Deputy Editor

I am passionate about amplifying people's stories and trying to do them justice in the written word. I also get a kick out of taking amateur landscape and wildlife photography. I find pressure washing videos soothing.