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On May 25, 1921 the Irish Republican Army launched its largest and most audacious operation of the War of Independence when it attacked the Custom House in Dublin, the heart of the British administration in Ireland.
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.

In addition to the books on the burning published by Kilmainham Tales Teo., we have also produced a badge based on the design shown here to commemorate the attack and all the people involved.

The central image on the badge is the Custom House itself as seen from the Liffey. 

The badge is circular, 50 mm wide, and displays in blue enamel the words "Custom House - Teach  an Chustaim" and the date of the attack "25.5.1921".

Rising from the Custom House  are three distinct flames, each represent one of the three b
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bodies of people involved - The IRA, the Crown Forces and the Civilians caught up in the attack.

Surrounding all this is the legend Cuimhneachán Céad Bliain Century/Centenary Commemoration.

The badge is coloured in hard enamel.
Each badge comes in a special wallet, showing the burning of the Custom House, and is autographed by the designer, Mícheál Ó Doibhilín and by Liz Gillis, organisers of the Centenary Conference 2021.

The badge is coloured in hard enamel.

Each badge comes mounted on a special postcard, showing the burning of the Custom House, and is autographed by the designer, Mícheál Ó Doibhilín and by Liz Gillis, organisers of the Centenary Conference 2021.
(L, Above & r) The wallet in which the 'coins' are delivered.
(Above & Below) Minister for Housing, Local Government,and Heritage, an tAire Darragh O'Brien was presented with the very first set in his office immediately after the Centenary Commemoration Ceremony, 25/05/2021.
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