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 ....
Fake News – Always with Us?
Posted on 16th March, 2020
Iconic buildings & key events can create fake news Our guest writer is a grandnephew of Edward ‘Tommy’ Dorins, E Coy, ....
Useful Research Sites
Posted on 30th January, 2020
If you wish to find out about a relative or ancestor who may have taken part in the Easter Rising, ....
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 ....
RIC & DMP? Maybe their legacy wasn’t totally bad!
Posted on 10th January, 2020
We felt we could not let a recent controversy pass without comment. In case anyone missed it, the debacle involved ....
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 ....