The Clock Is Still Going

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

Custom House Prisoner Profile: Jim Foley

Custom House Prisoner Profile: Jim Foley

In Kilmainham Gaol (Courtesy of Maureen Griffin) Full Name: James ‘Jim’ C. Foley. Known aliases used – Patrick Molloy (1918) and ....

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Custom House Prisoner Profiles

Custom House Prisoner Profiles

Here at the blog the team has been delighted and honoured over the years to make the acquaintances of descendants ....

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Patrick Brunton: After Death Row, No Treaty Here!

Patrick Brunton: After Death Row, No Treaty Here!

Lieutenant Patrick Brunton was a member of the Four Courts Garrison in 1922 following his resignation from the National Army. ....

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The Custom House Fire Brigade Handball Tournament

The Custom House Fire Brigade Handball Tournament

Thanks to Ultan Courtney’s research into his 2014 book (note 1 below) we can tell about what must have been ....

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Volunteer? Unlucky Civilian? Or Not There At All? The Strange Case of Walter Doolan

Volunteer? Unlucky Civilian? Or Not There At All? The Strange Case of Walter Doolan

We have not established definite Old IRA connections for six of the men arrested at the Custom House and interned ....

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Joseph Ryan – A Teenager Captured at the Burning

Joseph Ryan – A Teenager Captured at the Burning

Only seventeen when arrested at the Burning, it is not 100% definitely known which IRA unit young Ryan belonged to. ....

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Joseph Murphy – E Company Man

Joseph Murphy – E Company Man

One of the less well-known men arrested at the Custom House was Dubliner Joseph Murphy from 6 Bessborough Avenue on ....

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Volunteers or Unlucky Civilians? Part 3 – Michael Byrne

Volunteers or Unlucky Civilians? Part 3 – Michael Byrne

We have not established definite Old IRA connections for six of the men arrested at the Custom House and interned ....

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Nick Tobin – A Murder Mystery? Or a Conspiracy Theory?

Nick Tobin – A Murder Mystery? Or a Conspiracy Theory?

Over the last few years we have tried to tell the story of as many as possible of the men ....

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