The Clock Is Still Going

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

Bill Donegan – From IRA to Special Branch

Bill Donegan – From IRA to Special Branch

William Donegan was one of the pre-Truce IRA men who went on to confront several later incarnations of the organisation. ....

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Paddy Swanzy – Hiding in Plain Sight

Paddy Swanzy – Hiding in Plain Sight

His name is on the Prisoner List but if you look for it in familiar Kilmainham photos and autograph books, ....

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Michael O’Kelly – The First Custom House Witness Statement

Michael O’Kelly – The First Custom House Witness Statement

It’s unlikely that Michael O’Kelly was the original author of a general report on the Burning, but he used it ....

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No Country for… Thomas Kilmurry

No Country for… Thomas Kilmurry

Christopher Thomas Kilmurry has been almost forgotten as a Custom House Man. So much so that this writer has omitted ....

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Custom House Men in The Battle of the Four Courts

Custom House Men in The Battle of the Four Courts

A heads up from the start – this is not intended as a detailed account of the opening conflict of ....

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General Election Can’t Stop Civil War

General Election Can’t Stop Civil War

Most of the tumultuous month of June 1922 was dominated by politics. But it ended in military conflict with anti-Treaty ....

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Custom House Men – On the Path to Civil War

Custom House Men – On the Path to Civil War

Here we look at some of the men involved in the Burning as they featured in events in May 1922. ....

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The Split Divides the Custom House Men

The Split Divides the Custom House Men

Even before the Treaty was ratified, IRA members all over the 32 counties had to decide yes or no. In ....

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John Muldowney: His O/C fired the first shots of the Easter Rising

John Muldowney: His O/C fired the first shots of the Easter Rising

This Custom House man was one of the midlands Volunteers who claimed to have struck the first blow in the ....

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