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.
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. Section 1, 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 ....
Cyril James Daly – The Choirboy at the Custom House
Posted on 23rd December, 2017
Cyril is highlighted in this 1939 photo of the Dublin Brigade Council (Dublin Brigade Review). Every man at the Custom House ....
Michael Love – Parades, Proposals, Prisons and Politics
Posted on 15th November, 2017
Imprisoned twice, a widower twice, a failed election candidate and dead at 52 – Michael Love’s life sounds kind of ....
Jim and James Conroy – The Wild Chap and the Grand Old Fellow
Posted on 23rd September, 2017
Jim Conroy in 1948 Jim Conroy When Jim was on a job for the IRA there was usually blood spilt. Remarkably despite ....
Bill Stapleton – the Ups and Downs
Posted on 18th August, 2017
Bill Stapleton’s story is one tinged with some very good luck & some really bad luck. Bill was a man ....