The Clock Is Still Going
Commemorating the Attack & Burning of the Dublin Custom House 25th May 1921
The Men – Group Photos
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 ....
George Byrne – Kilmainham’s Elder Statesman
Posted on 13th July, 2019
Angela ‘Angie’ Kirwan (née Rooney) RIP was a well-liked member of the Group who sadly passed away on 28 December ....
Golf trophy saved. But careers go up in smoke. Views from a Different Custom House Window
Posted on 19th June, 2019
Custom House officials watch the fire. None of the men covered below are in this photo (Irish Independent, 27 May ....
Paddy Flanagan – Up The Republic!
Posted on 8th June, 2019
Paddy Flanagan, does the name ring a bell? To most people reading this it may not. If I said Frank ....