The Clock Is Still Going

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

Paddy Flanagan – Up The Republic!

Paddy Flanagan – Up The Republic!

Paddy Flanagan, does the name ring a bell? To most people reading this it may not. If I said Frank ....

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Joe Gilhooly: From stinging crown forces to keeping bees

Joe Gilhooly: From stinging crown forces to keeping bees

We can thank Joe for the detailed Witness Statement he left covering the Custom House attack and much more besides. Born ....

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Was your relative jailed for the Burning of the Custom House?

Was your relative jailed for the Burning of the Custom House?

Some Custom House Fire Brigade Men in Kilmainham Most Commemoration Group members will have already seen the original Custom House Prisoner ....

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Christy Fitzsimons – Following in Wolfe Tone’s footsteps

Christy Fitzsimons – Following in Wolfe Tone’s footsteps

Christy pictured in Kilmainham Gaol Arrested at the Custom House, Christy had not been out for the Easter Rising but was ....

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John F. ‘Jackie’ Foy – From laying bricks to lobbing grenades.

John F. ‘Jackie’ Foy – From laying bricks to lobbing grenades.

You might think, like the writer naively assumed, that tracing records for a man with a relatively unusual name like ....

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The Mystery of Tom Flood – The Harry Houdini of the Custom House!

The Mystery of Tom Flood – The Harry Houdini of the Custom House!

Many Readers will be familiar with the major part played by the Flood family during the revolutionary years. They paid a ....

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Can you help? Seán Burke, Dublin No. 1 ASU (Tan War)

Can you help? Seán Burke, Dublin No. 1 ASU (Tan War)

Seán Burke was a member of No. 1 Section, Active Service Unit, Dublin Brigade in 1921. I will cover his involvement ....

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Who was Specky Griffin?

Who was Specky Griffin?

A news report appeared on page 5 of the Irish Independent newspaper on 25 January 1935: ‘… One of General Collins’ ....

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The Sevilles: Annie, Jim and Dick.

The Sevilles: Annie, Jim and Dick.

On Easter Saturday 26 March 1921 at about 3pm, a bullet tore through the head of a 15 year-old girl ....

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