The Clock Is Still Going

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

On Death Row – Seán Sliney’s Hard Road

On Death Row – Seán Sliney’s Hard Road

Seán Sliney was among the Dublin ASU’s “Littlers” captured at the Burning. But his story belies his small physical stature. ....

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Billy Doyle – A Question of Allegiance, 1922

Billy Doyle – A Question of Allegiance, 1922

Smiling and pointing his revolver at the camera outside the Four Courts in 1922, Custom House Man William ‘Billy’ Doyle ....

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“The Water Or The Gun”: My Granduncle’s Liffey Swim – for his Life!

“The Water Or The Gun”: My Granduncle’s Liffey Swim – for his Life!

One hundred years ago on this date my father’s uncle, Edward Dorins, one of the IRA men later to die ....

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Thomas Bates: The Fighting Fitter from Fingal

Thomas Bates: The Fighting Fitter from Fingal

While history may have forgotten Thomas Bates, he was accorded military honours at his funeral 65 years ago. His contribution ....

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No Country For…. Thomas Maguire

No Country For…. Thomas Maguire

He grew up on a street named after an English county and went on to live and die in another ....

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No Country For…. Bernard McGrath

No Country For…. Bernard McGrath

From rural Cavan to the City That Never Sleeps via Dublin, Liverpool and Buenos Aires sounds like an interesting journey. ....

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Joe Griffin – Hidden Intelligence Man, Forgotten Patriot

Joe Griffin – Hidden Intelligence Man, Forgotten Patriot

You could say Joe Griffin lived up to the Cute Kerryman tag. He kept his real identity to himself and ....

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Paddy Sharkey – Dad’s Lunch Basket Sparked the Ashtown Ambush

Paddy Sharkey – Dad’s Lunch Basket Sparked the Ashtown Ambush

A chance mention of a household chore for Custom House Man Patrick Sharkey set in motion a famous Irish assassination ....

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No Country for…. Richard Downes – in James Connolly’s footsteps

No Country for…. Richard Downes – in James Connolly’s footsteps

Books and articles have been written about many Old IRA personalities. But uniquely a 2004 novel used the former address ....

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