The Clock Is Still Going

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

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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George Byrne – Kilmainham’s Elder Statesman

George Byrne – Kilmainham’s Elder Statesman

Angela ‘Angie’ Kirwan (née Rooney) RIP was a well-liked member of the Group who sadly passed away on 28 December ....

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Custom House Commemoration

Golf trophy saved. But careers go up in smoke. Views from a Different Custom House Window

Custom House officials watch the fire. None of the men covered below are in this photo (Irish Independent, 27 May ....

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Paddy Flanagan – Up The Republic!

Paddy Flanagan – Up The Republic!

Paddy Flanagan, does the name ring a bell? To most people reading this it may not. If I said Frank ....

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Custom House Commemoration

The Commemoration 2019 !

Just a quick note to say the annual commemoration is taking place at the Custom House Statue facing Beresford Place ....

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2018 Commemoration – A look back

2018 Commemoration – A look back

We have often been blessed with good weather for the annual Commemoration and last year’s 97th Anniversary was no exception. On ....

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Joe Gilhooly: Stinger of crown forces turns beekeeper

Joe Gilhooly: Stinger of crown forces turns beekeeper

We can thank Joe for the detailed Witness Statement he left covering the Custom House attack and much more besides. Born ....

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Was your relative jailed for  Burning the Custom House?

Was your relative jailed for Burning the Custom House?

Some Custom House Fire Brigade Men in Kilmainham Most Commemoration Group members will have already seen the original Custom House Prisoner ....

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Eye Witness – Daniel McAleese

Eye Witness – Daniel McAleese

When Daniel McAleese arrived for work in the Custom House on 25 May 1921, he had no idea he would ....

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