The Clock Is Still Going
Commemorating the Attack & Burning of the Dublin Custom House 25th May 1921
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: From stinging crown forces to keeping bees
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 ....
Christy Fitzsimons – Following in Wolfe Tone’s footsteps
Posted on 13th December, 2018
Christy pictured in Kilmainham Gaol Arrested at the Custom House, Christy had not been out for the Easter Rising but was ....
John F. ‘Jackie’ Foy – From laying bricks to lobbing grenades.
Posted on 19th May, 2018
You might think, like the writer naively assumed, that tracing records for a man with a relatively unusual name like ....
The Mystery of Tom Flood – The Harry Houdini of the Custom House!
Posted on 21st April, 2018
Many Readers will be familiar with the major part played by the Flood family during the revolutionary years. They paid a ....
Can you help? Seán Burke, Dublin No. 1 ASU (Tan War)
Posted on 3rd April, 2018
Seán Burke was a member of No. 1 Section, Active Service Unit, Dublin Brigade in 1921. I will cover his involvement ....
Who was Specky Griffin?
Posted on 18th March, 2018
A news report appeared on page 5 of the Irish Independent newspaper on 25 January 1935: ‘… One of General Collins’ ....
The Sevilles: Annie, Jim and Dick.
Posted on 15th February, 2018
On Easter Saturday 26 March 1921 at about 3pm, a bullet tore through the head of a 15 year-old girl ....