7:00 PM

Irish American Heritage Museum

21 Quackenbush Square

The Irish American Heritage Museum hosts War of Independence Centenary Series: May 1921 on May 24 at 7:00 PM via Facebook Live. Free and open to the public. 

The twelfth lecture in our War of Independence Centenary Series continues with an in-depth look at the events of May 1921.

The burning of the Customs House was a famous act of symbolic destruction by the IRA in Dublin, but also a military disaster for the organization. Two elections in Ireland took place in 1921, as a result of the Government of Ireland Act 1920 to establish the House of Commons of Northern Ireland and the House of Commons of Southern Ireland. Attacks, reprisals, and burnings continued throughout the country, while on May 5th, the Ulster Unionist leader, James Craig, and the Sinn Féin leader, Éamon de Valera, met for the first and only time. 

Please email the museum at [email protected] to get the Zoom link, or watch it live on Facebook. There can be a limited audience in person at the Museum, so call 518.427.1916 to reserve your spot.