Irish Heritage Destruction

While not as well known as the loss of records at the Four Courts the following year, on 25 May 1921, during the Irish War of Independence, the Custom House in Dublin was occupied and burnt in an operation by the Irish Republican Army. The Custom House, containing many centuries of local government records described as “priceless” andprecious and valuable,” burned for five days.

Presentations are scheduled leading up to the centenary, one of which is now past. All will become available on YouTube.

Thursday 20 May: Burning the Custom House, 25 May 1921. Part of the centenary programme. Two lectures: The Civilian Dead, with Brian Smith, and The Human Cost for the IRA, with Des White. Online. Free on Facebook at 3 pm ET.

Saturday 22 May: The Firemen’s Tale, with Las Fallon. Host: Burning the Custom House, 25 May 1921 centenary programme. Online. Free on Facebook at 3 pm ET.

Sunday 23 May: Caught in the Middle – Inside the Custom House 25 May 1921, with Mícheál Ó Doibhilín. Host: Burning the Custom House, 25 May 1921 centenary programme. Online. Free on Facebook at 3 pm ET.

via Irish Genealogy News.

One Reply to “Irish Heritage Destruction”

  1. Thank you John for this most precious info. Take good care and most of all Stay Safe. Take it easy on this very hot and humid day. I hope you enjoy this long Victoria Day weekend.

    Sincerely,
    Judy H

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