The Clock Is Still Going

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

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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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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