Of the Custom House Men who left these shores, Robert Halpin settled far from his fellow Old IRA emigres, in a small city in Michigan, USA. Well off the beaten track. It seems the bright lights of New York or the West Coast were not for him. He went on to marry a woman associated with a U.S. murder case. A strange echo of a shooting mystery in Dublin when a woman died in the Halpin house at Ballybough in 1921.In this article we will see that Robert led a ‘relatively quiet life’ compared to many of his family, if we judge that on newspaper coverage alone. It seems most got second chances in life after various escapades.Readers are warned ...

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