The Clock Is Still Going

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

John F. ‘Jackie’ Foy – From laying bricks to lobbing grenades.

John F. ‘Jackie’ Foy – From laying bricks to lobbing grenades.

You might think, like the writer naively assumed, that tracing records for a man with a relatively unusual name like ....

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The Mystery of Tom Flood – The Harry Houdini of the Custom House!

The Mystery of Tom Flood – The Harry Houdini of the Custom House!

Many Readers will be familiar with the major part played by the Flood family during the revolutionary years. They paid a ....

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Can you help? Seán Burke, Dublin No. 1 ASU (Tan War)

Can you help? Seán Burke, Dublin No. 1 ASU (Tan War)

Seán Burke was a member of No. Section 1, Active Service Unit, Dublin Brigade in 1921. I will cover his involvement ....

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Who was Specky Griffin?

Who was Specky Griffin?

A news report appeared on page 5 of the Irish Independent newspaper on 25 January 1935: ‘… One of General Collins’ ....

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The Sevilles: Annie, Jim and Dick.

The Sevilles: Annie, Jim and Dick.

On Easter Saturday 26 March 1921 at about 3pm, a bullet tore through the head of a 15 year-old girl ....

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Cyril James Daly – The Choirboy at the Custom House

Cyril James Daly – The Choirboy at the Custom House

Cyril is highlighted in this 1939 photo of the Dublin Brigade Council (Dublin Brigade Review). Every man at the Custom House ....

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Michael Love – Parades, Proposals, Prisons and Politics

Michael Love – Parades, Proposals, Prisons and Politics

Imprisoned twice, a widower twice, a failed election candidate and dead at 52 – Michael Love’s life sounds kind of ....

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Jim and James Conroy – The Wild Chap and the Grand Old Fellow

Jim and James Conroy – The Wild Chap and the Grand Old Fellow

  Jim Conroy in 1948 Jim Conroy When Jim was on a job for the IRA there was usually blood spilt. Remarkably despite ....

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Bill Stapleton – the Ups and Downs

Bill Stapleton – the Ups and Downs

Bill Stapleton’s story is one tinged with some very good luck & some really bad luck. Bill was a man ....

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