On 27th December 1920, the British Black & Tan military forces http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_and_Tans were tipped off that an IRA fund raising dance was taking place at Caherguillamore House in the county of Limerick, South West Ireland. The Tans carried out a raid on the event and in the process killed 5 IRA members. Each year on the Sunday before Christmas, an anniversary Mass and after-Mass commemoration ceremony takes place at Grange Church, where the 5 victims are buried in a single plot. Many relatives of the deceased still live locally.
This year was no different.