The Clock Is Still Going

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

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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No Country for….. Chris Byrne

No Country for….. Chris Byrne

We continue our look at the Custom House Fire Brigade men who emigrated after the Burning with a Fingal man ....

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No Country for Old IRA Men

No Country for Old IRA Men

Part 1: Background and Context Like so many other Irish people, some Old IRA members took the well-worn path of emigrants ....

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The Engineer’s Tale* – Dan Rooney

The Engineer’s Tale* – Dan Rooney

At the age of 17 IRA Engineer Dan Rooney took part in the Burning. Many decades later he told an old ....

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Jim Slattery – The One-handed Assassin

Jim Slattery – The One-handed Assassin

Most of us interested in the War of Independence look back at the Old IRA with respect for teak-tough men. ....

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They Died Far Too Young: Part 2 – George Gray

They Died Far Too Young: Part 2 – George Gray

ASU Men in Kilmainham (Names listed in text below) Readers may have seen how Patrick Reilly and Tom Kehoe  became the first of the ....

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They Died Far Too Young: Part 1 – Patrick Reilly

They Died Far Too Young: Part 1 – Patrick Reilly

Patrick Reilly, Tom Kehoe, George Gray and John ‘Spivis’ Dwyer – all dead within five years of their arrest at the ....

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