The Clock Is Still Going
Commemorating the Attack & Burning of the Dublin Custom House 25th May 1921
The Men – Group Photos
No Country for…. Frankie Freyne
Posted on 4th August, 2020
You won’t find his name in the records of Kilmainham Gaol in 1921, or Portlaoise Jail later. But he was ....
No Country for…. Peter O’Brien
Posted on 2nd July, 2020
This is the story of one man’s tough journey from the Workhouse to the Custom House; and ultimately to his ....
Custom House Prisoner Insights Part 1
Posted on 1st July, 2020
How much is really known about the Lads involved in the Burning? Some Readers related to individuals have family memories and ....
Paddy Rigney – The Great Survivor of ‘Dublin’s Dardanelles’
Posted on 20th June, 2020
Paddy is 3rd left in front row at 1939 ASU Reunion Paddy’s long active military career saw him: Out for the Easter ....
Jim Heery – A Quiet Man of Action
Posted on 4th June, 2020
Jim’s father, an ex-crown policeman, fell out with him over his membership of the IRA. They both now rest in ....
Thomas Fagan, G Coy, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade
Posted on 29th May, 2020
As told by his Grandson Frank Fagan. Thomas Fagan Background Originally from Fairview in Dublin, I now live in west Sligo and volunteer ....
They Died Far Too Young: Part 3 – Sean ‘Spivis’ Dwyer
Posted on 2nd April, 2020
Updated, March 2020: Following the original article we were contacted by a grandnephew of Sean’s. Lt. Col. Oliver Dwyer was ....
No Country for…. Jack Doyle
Posted on 18th January, 2020
The next emigrant Custom House Man we will look at had a second surprising claim to fame, of a sort. Republican ....
No Country for…. Phil Flynn
Posted on 27th December, 2019
Three themes seem to recur in Phil’s story – Christmas time, railways and wars involving England. His life began and ended ....