The Clock Is Still Going

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

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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Fire Places: Part 4 – Where Burning Plans Were Made

Fire Places: Part 4 – Where Burning Plans Were Made

Continuing our look at sites associated with the Burning of the Custom House, this time a few places involved in ....

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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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Fire Places: Part 3 – Kilmainham Gaol

Fire Places: Part 3 – Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham’s Dragons above the entrance Kilmainham Gaol was ‘home’ to over 90 Custom House Men for almost 6 months in 1921. ....

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Fire Places: Part 2 – King George V Military Hospital

Fire Places: Part 2 – King George V Military Hospital

One of the support facilities for the large British military garrison in Dublin was their own hospital, opened in 1913. During ....

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Fire Places: Intro and Part 1 – Arbour Hill

Fire Places: Intro and Part 1 – Arbour Hill

Writers are told to ensure the Reader always knows where, when and why things are happening in stories. That’s simple ....

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