The Clock Is Still Going

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

Nick Tobin – A Murder Mystery? Or a Conspiracy Theory?

Nick Tobin – A Murder Mystery? Or a Conspiracy Theory?

Over the last few years we have tried to tell the story of as many as possible of the men ....

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On Death Row – Michael Watchorn: Battling Darkness

On Death Row – Michael Watchorn: Battling Darkness

While Michael was in Mountjoy Jail in 1921 with the shadow of a noose over him, a swirl of thoughts, ....

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Jack Grace – Special Arrival for the Burning’s Centenary

Jack Grace – Special Arrival for the Burning’s Centenary

Jack Grace Like many of his colleagues, Jack Grace was a young man at the time of the attack on the ....

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Paddy Evers (1901-1990) – Volunteer

Paddy Evers (1901-1990) – Volunteer

We are delighted to post this article, very kindly contributed by Paddy’s relatives. Family and Early Life Patrick (Paddy) Evers was the ....

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On Death Row – Seán Sliney’s Hard Road

On Death Row – Seán Sliney’s Hard Road

Seán Sliney was among the Dublin ASU’s “Littlers” captured at the Burning. But his story belies his small physical stature. ....

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Billy Doyle – A Question of Allegiance, 1922

Billy Doyle – A Question of Allegiance, 1922

Smiling and pointing his revolver at the camera outside the Four Courts in 1922, Custom House Man William ‘Billy’ Doyle ....

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“The Water Or The Gun”: My Granduncle’s Liffey Swim – for his Life!

“The Water Or The Gun”: My Granduncle’s Liffey Swim – for his Life!

One hundred years ago on this date my father’s uncle, Edward Dorins, one of the IRA men later to die ....

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Thomas Bates: The Fighting Fitter from Fingal

Thomas Bates: The Fighting Fitter from Fingal

While history may have forgotten Thomas Bates, he was accorded military honours at his funeral 65 years ago. His contribution ....

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No Country For…. Thomas Maguire

No Country For…. Thomas Maguire

He grew up on a street named after an English county and went on to live and die in another ....

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