The Clock Is Still Going

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

No Country for…. Frankie Freyne

No Country for…. Frankie Freyne

You won’t find his name in the records of Kilmainham Gaol in 1921, or Portlaoise Jail later. But he was ....

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No Country for…. Peter O’Brien

No Country for…. Peter O’Brien

This is the story of one man’s tough journey from the Workhouse to the Custom House; and ultimately to his ....

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Custom House Prisoner Insights Part 1

Custom House Prisoner Insights Part 1

How much is really known about the Lads involved in the Burning? Some Readers related to individuals have family memories and ....

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Paddy Rigney – The Great Survivor of ‘Dublin’s Dardanelles’

Paddy Rigney – The Great Survivor of ‘Dublin’s Dardanelles’

Paddy is 3rd left in front row at 1939 ASU Reunion Paddy’s long active military career saw him: Out for the Easter ....

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Jim Heery – A Quiet Man of Action

Jim Heery – A Quiet Man of Action

Jim’s father, an ex-crown policeman, fell out with him over his membership of the IRA. They both now rest in ....

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Thomas Fagan, G Coy, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade

Thomas Fagan, G Coy, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade

As told by his Grandson Frank Fagan. Thomas Fagan Background Originally from Fairview in Dublin, I now live in west Sligo and volunteer ....

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They Died Far Too Young: Part 3 – Sean ‘Spivis’ Dwyer

They Died Far Too Young: Part 3 – Sean ‘Spivis’ Dwyer

Updated, March 2020: Following the original article we were contacted by a grandnephew of Sean’s. Lt. Col. Oliver Dwyer was ....

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No Country for…. Jack Doyle

No Country for…. Jack Doyle

The next emigrant Custom House Man we will look at had a second surprising claim to fame, of a sort. Republican ....

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No Country for…. Phil Flynn

No Country for…. Phil Flynn

Three themes seem to recur in Phil’s story – Christmas time, railways and wars involving England. His life began and ended ....

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