Part 1: Background and ContextLike so many other Irish people, some Old IRA members took the well-worn path of emigrants in the 1920s and 1930s.We have previously written about two men involved in the Burning who left for the USA. And mentioned Mick McDonnell, a former comrade (and half-brother of Tom Kehoe) who also went there. All three emigrated in very different circumstances.Let’s take a look at the other Custom House prisoners who left Ireland in a mini-series of articles.Just to put things in context, here is a very simplistic overview of the times involved (This writer is open to expert comments or corrections!).The Irish One-way Ticket – Leaving the Old Sod It hardly needs saying that Irish Independence did ...

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