Burning of the Coastguard Stations Exhibition

Burning of Coastguard Stations

Archivist Karen de Lacey and Senior Librarian Catherine Keane from Fingal Local Studies & Archives have produced an exhibition which looks at the history and functions of the Coast Guard in Ireland, their locations in Fingal, arms smuggling by the IRA at this time, the plan to smuggle 1,000 ‘tommy guns’ to Ireland via Loughshinny Harbour and the events of the 18th June 1921 when the Coast Guard stations were attacked.

In line with current COVID-19 guidelines, the Library exhibition will open on 21st June 2021 in the Atrium, County Hall, Swords,  Skerries Church and Rush Library and will later travel to Donabate and Malahide Libraries. The exhibition will also available to view online below:

Burning of Coastguard Stations Exhibition 

Stáisiún Garda Cósta Fhine Gall á nDó 

Burning of Coastguard Gaeilge