The Clock Is Still Going

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

The Engineer’s Tale* – Dan Rooney

The Engineer’s Tale* – Dan Rooney

At the age of 17 IRA Engineer Dan Rooney took part in the Burning. Many decades later he told an old ....

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Jim Slattery – The One-handed Assassin

Jim Slattery – The One-handed Assassin

Most of us interested in the War of Independence look back at the Old IRA with respect for teak-tough men. ....

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They Died Far Too Young: Part 3 – Sean ‘Spivis’ Dwyer

They Died Far Too Young: Part 3 – Sean ‘Spivis’ Dwyer

Following the early deaths of Custom House men Patrick Reilly, Tom Kehoe and George Gray recounted elsewhere on the site, ....

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They Died Far Too Young: Part 2 – George Gray

They Died Far Too Young: Part 2 – George Gray

ASU Men in Kilmainham (Names listed in text below) Readers may have seen how Patrick Reilly and Tom Kehoe  became the first of the ....

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They Died Far Too Young: Part 1 – Patrick Reilly

They Died Far Too Young: Part 1 – Patrick Reilly

Patrick Reilly, Tom Kehoe, George Gray and John ‘Spivis’ Dwyer – all dead within five years of their arrest at the ....

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George Byrne – Kilmainham’s Elder Statesman

George Byrne – Kilmainham’s Elder Statesman

Angela ‘Angie’ Kirwan (née Rooney) RIP was a well-liked member of the Group who sadly passed away on 28 December ....

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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: Stinger of crown forces turns beekeeper

Joe Gilhooly: Stinger of crown forces turns beekeeper

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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