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On May 25, 1921 the IRA launched one of its largest and most audacious operations when it attacked Dublin’s Custom House, the heart of the British administration in Ireland.

Many still view this as a military failure that destroyed the IRA’s Second Battalion in Dublin but, over the last number of years, this view has grown to be challenged.

Now it can be argued that the operation was, in fact, a success which probably helped bring about a truce and the subsequent Treaty negotiations.

Liz Gillis (historian and author of seven books on Ireland’s early 20th century revolutionary period) and Mícheál Ó Doibhilín (author of four books and publisher of books on Irish history) are hosting a conference in the Custom House, Dublin on the burning of the Custom House, Dublin in 1921.

   This attack was a pivotal moment in the War of Independence and, less than seven weeks later, a truce was arranged between both sides as England called for peace talks.
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Speakers including historians Seán Hogan (author), Las Fallon (two books), Paul O'Brien (eight books), Liz Gillis, Mícheál Ó Doibhilín and Ernest McCall  will present the results of their research into the attack, the background to it and its  consequences.
    There will be talks on a variety of aspects of the attack and a full programme will be posted here as soon as possible. 
Light refreshments will be provided at lunchtime courtesy of the Custom House, and the event is supported by Dublin City Council.
Custom House,
Custom House Quay, Dublin 1.

Saturday 26 May, 
10.00 am-4.00 pm.
Light refreshments included
Tickets: Free

Tickets available from Eventbrite here
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