The Clock Is Still Going
Commemorating the Attack & Burning of the Dublin Custom House 25th May 1921
Custom House Prisoner Insights – Part 2: Ages and Lifespans
Posted on 13th February, 2021
This time we look at how old – or young the men were at different stages of their lives and ....
Centenary – Raid on the Custom House, 1920.
Posted on 15th August, 2020
It may not be widely known that the Custom House was a War of Independence target before the Burning. In ....
Fire Places: Part 6 – Marlborough Hall (Coláiste Caoimhín)
Posted on 11th July, 2020
Marlborough Hall Marlborough Hall (National Library of Ireland) Although not directly linked to the Burning, this facility on St Mobhí Road, Glasnevin ....
Fire Places: Part 5 – Source For IRA Transport to Custom House
Posted on 8th July, 2020
Findlater’s Shop Not too far from Dublin Brigade HQ stood this former Dublin city centre landmark. It happened to play a ....
Fire Places: Part 4 – Where Burning Plans Were Made
Posted on 1st July, 2020
Continuing our look at sites associated with the Burning of the Custom House, this time a few places involved in ....
Fire Places: Part 3 – Kilmainham Gaol
Posted on 17th May, 2020
Kilmainham’s forbidding Dragons above the entrance Kilmainham Gaol was ‘home’ to over 90 Custom House Men for almost 6 months in ....
Fire Places: Part 2 – King George V Military Hospital
Posted on 10th May, 2020
One of the support facilities for the large British military garrison in Dublin was their own hospital, opened in 1913. During ....
Fire Places: Intro and Part 1 – Arbour Hill
Posted on 18th April, 2020
Writers are told to ensure the Reader always knows where, when and why things are happening in stories. That’s simple ....
Fake News – Always with Us?
Posted on 16th March, 2020
Iconic buildings & key events can create fake news Our guest writer is a grandnephew of Edward ‘Tommy’ Dorins, E Coy, ....