Revolutionary Ireland with Lorcan Collins

Burning of the Custom House; May 1921

In this episode Lorcan Collins is joined by Mícheál Ó Doibhilín, Liz Gillis and Las Fallon, the organisers of the Burning of the Custom House Centenary Conference. The Custom House in Dublin was set on fire on 25 May 1921 and contributed to the declaration of a Truce between the British forces in Ireland and the IRA.

Discover who planned the operation and how the Dublin Fire Brigade helped to fan the flames rather than douse them!

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