The Clock Is Still Going

Commemorating the Attack & Burning of the Dublin Custom House 25th May 1921

Centenary of the Custom House Burning – not the Four Courts!

Centenary of the Custom House Burning – not the Four Courts!

Next Tuesday 25 May 2021 will be a very special date for all who had people involved in or affected ....

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Custom House Prisoner Insights – Part 2: Ages and Lifespans

Custom House Prisoner Insights – Part 2: Ages and Lifespans

This time we look at how old – or young the men were at different stages of their lives and ....

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Centenary – Raid on the Custom House, 1920.

Centenary – Raid on the Custom House, 1920.

It may not be widely known that the Custom House was a War of Independence target before the Burning. In ....

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Fire Places: Part 6 – Marlborough Hall (Coláiste Caoimhín)

Fire Places: Part 6 – Marlborough Hall (Coláiste Caoimhín)

Marlborough Hall Marlborough Hall (National Library of Ireland) Although not directly linked to the Burning, this facility on St Mobhí Road, Glasnevin ....

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Fire Places: Part 5 – Source For IRA Transport to Custom House

Fire Places: Part 5 – Source For IRA Transport to Custom House

Findlater’s Shop Not too far from Dublin Brigade HQ stood this former Dublin city centre landmark. It happened to play a ....

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Fire Places: Part 4 – Where Burning Plans Were Made

Fire Places: Part 4 – Where Burning Plans Were Made

Continuing our look at sites associated with the Burning of the Custom House, this time a few places involved in ....

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Fire Places: Part 3 – Kilmainham Gaol

Fire Places: Part 3 – Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham’s forbidding Dragons above the entrance Kilmainham Gaol was ‘home’ to over 90 Custom House Men for almost 6 months in ....

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Fire Places: Part 2 – King George V Military Hospital

Fire Places: Part 2 – King George V Military Hospital

One of the support facilities for the large British military garrison in Dublin was their own hospital, opened in 1913. During ....

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Fire Places: Intro and Part 1 – Arbour Hill

Fire Places: Intro and Part 1 – Arbour Hill

Writers are told to ensure the Reader always knows where, when and why things are happening in stories. That’s simple ....

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