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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Fake News – Always with Us?

Fake News – Always with Us?

Iconic buildings & key events can create fake news Our guest writer is a grandnephew of Edward ‘Tommy’ Dorins, E Coy, ....

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Useful Research Sites

Useful Research Sites

If you wish to find out about a relative or ancestor who may have taken part in the Easter Rising, ....

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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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Custom House Commemoration

RIC & DMP? Maybe their legacy wasn’t totally bad!

We felt we could not let a recent controversy pass without comment. In case anyone missed it, the debacle involved ....

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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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