The Clock Is Still Going
Commemorating the Attack & Burning of the Dublin Custom House 25th May 1921
The Men – Group Photos
They Died Far Too Young: Part 3 – Sean ‘Spivis’ Dwyer
Posted on 2nd April, 2020
Updated, March 2020: Following the original article we were contacted by a grandnephew of Sean’s. Lt. Col. Oliver Dwyer was ....
No Country for…. Jack Doyle
Posted on 18th January, 2020
The next emigrant Custom House Man we will look at had a second surprising claim to fame, of a sort. Republican ....
No Country for…. Phil Flynn
Posted on 27th December, 2019
Three themes seem to recur in Phil’s story – Christmas time, railways and wars involving England. His life began and ended ....
No Country for….. Chris Byrne
Posted on 13th December, 2019
We continue our look at the Custom House Fire Brigade men who emigrated after the Burning with a Fingal man ....
No Country for Old IRA Men
Posted on 5th December, 2019
Part 1: Background and Context Like so many other Irish people, some Old IRA members took the well-worn path of emigrants ....
The Engineer’s Tale* – Dan Rooney
Posted on 31st October, 2019
At the age of 17 IRA Engineer Dan Rooney took part in the Burning. Many decades later he told an old ....
Jim Slattery – The One-handed Assassin
Posted on 13th October, 2019
Most of us interested in the War of Independence look back at the Old IRA with respect for teak-tough men. ....
They Died Far Too Young: Part 2 – George Gray
Posted on 7th September, 2019
ASU Men in Kilmainham (Names listed in text below) Readers may have seen how Patrick Reilly and Tom Kehoe became the first of the ....
They Died Far Too Young: Part 1 – Patrick Reilly
Posted on 2nd August, 2019
Patrick Reilly, Tom Kehoe, George Gray and John ‘Spivis’ Dwyer – all dead within five years of their arrest at the ....