The Clock Is Still Going
Commemorating the Attack & Burning of the Dublin Custom House 25th May 1921
The Engineer’s Tale* – Dan Rooney
Posted on 31st October, 2019
At the age of 17 IRA Engineer Dan Rooney took part in the Burning. Many decades later he told an old ....
Jim Slattery – The One-handed Assassin
Posted on 13th October, 2019
Most of us interested in the War of Independence look back at the Old IRA with respect for teak-tough men. ....
They Died Far Too Young: Part 3 – Sean ‘Spivis’ Dwyer
Posted on 28th September, 2019
Following the early deaths of Custom House men Patrick Reilly, Tom Kehoe and George Gray recounted elsewhere on the site, ....
They Died Far Too Young: Part 2 – George Gray
Posted on 7th September, 2019
ASU Men in Kilmainham (Names listed in text below) Readers may have seen how Patrick Reilly and Tom Kehoe became the first of the ....
They Died Far Too Young: Part 1 – Patrick Reilly
Posted on 2nd August, 2019
Patrick Reilly, Tom Kehoe, George Gray and John ‘Spivis’ Dwyer – all dead within five years of their arrest at the ....
George Byrne – Kilmainham’s Elder Statesman
Posted on 13th July, 2019
Angela ‘Angie’ Kirwan (née Rooney) RIP was a well-liked member of the Group who sadly passed away on 28 December ....
Paddy Flanagan – Up The Republic!
Posted on 8th June, 2019
Paddy Flanagan, does the name ring a bell? To most people reading this it may not. If I said Frank ....
Joe Gilhooly: Stinger of crown forces turns beekeeper
Posted on 30th April, 2019
We can thank Joe for the detailed Witness Statement he left covering the Custom House attack and much more besides. Born ....
Was your relative jailed for the Burning of the Custom House?
Posted on 7th February, 2019
Some Custom House Fire Brigade Men in Kilmainham Most Commemoration Group members will have already seen the original Custom House Prisoner ....