The Custom House Commemoration Group consists of family & friends who came together to revive the annual commemoration ceremony & remember the men who took part in the historic burning of the Dublin Custom House on the 25th May 1921.
This annual ceremony had ran from 1922 until it lapsed in the 1980s with the deaths of the last remaining men. We revived the commemoration five years ago and are delighted that, since then, interest has been growing each year. The ceremony itself takes place just before 1.00pm, the time of the original attack, and wreaths are laid to remember both the volunteers & civilians who were killed.
Thanks to Liz Gillis & Michael O’Doibhilin, a conference has been organised each year to coincide with the commemoration & has featured many interesting talks on different aspects of the attack.
Some members of the group continue to undertake research into various aspects of the event itself and the people that were involved.
This blog has been developed to facilitate all of these interests. We hope it will evolve over time to become a definitive source for anyone with an interest in the event.
If you have something you’d like to contribute or if you are looking for more information please contact us thro’ the contact section on this page or via our Facebook page & we would be delighted to help.