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
Posted on 17th February, 2021
Seán Sliney was among the Dublin ASU’s “Littlers” captured at the Burning. But his story belies his small physical stature. ....
Billy Doyle – A Question of Allegiance, 1922
Posted on 10th February, 2021
Smiling and pointing his revolver at the camera outside the Four Courts in 1922, Custom House Man William ‘Billy’ Doyle ....
“The Water Or The Gun”: My Granduncle’s Liffey Swim – for his Life!
Posted on 3rd February, 2021
One hundred years ago on this date my father’s uncle, Edward Dorins, one of the IRA men later to die ....
Thomas Bates: The Fighting Fitter from Fingal
Posted on 25th January, 2021
While history may have forgotten Thomas Bates, he was accorded military honours at his funeral 65 years ago. His contribution ....
No Country For…. Thomas Maguire
Posted on 20th January, 2021
He grew up on a street named after an English county and went on to live and die in another ....
No Country For…. Bernard McGrath
Posted on 15th January, 2021
From rural Cavan to the City That Never Sleeps via Dublin, Liverpool and Buenos Aires sounds like an interesting journey. ....
Joe Griffin – Hidden Intelligence Man, Forgotten Patriot
Posted on 31st December, 2020
You could say Joe Griffin lived up to the Cute Kerryman tag. He kept his real identity to himself and ....
Paddy Sharkey – Dad’s Lunch Basket Sparked the Ashtown Ambush
Posted on 19th December, 2020
A chance mention of a household chore for Custom House Man Patrick Sharkey set in motion a famous Irish assassination ....
No Country for…. Richard Downes – in James Connolly’s footsteps
Posted on 12th December, 2020
Books and articles have been written about many Old IRA personalities. But uniquely a 2004 novel used the former address ....