The Clock Is Still Going

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

No Country for…. Frankie Freyne

No Country for…. Frankie Freyne

You won’t find his name in the records of Kilmainham Gaol in 1921, or Portlaoise Jail later. But he was ....

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Fire Places: Part 6 – Marlborough Hall (Coláiste Caoimhín)

Fire Places: Part 6 – Marlborough Hall (Coláiste Caoimhín)

Marlborough Hall Marlborough Hall (National Library of Ireland) Although not directly linked to the Burning, this facility on St Mobhí Road, Glasnevin ....

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Fire Places: Part 5 – Source For IRA Transport to Custom House

Fire Places: Part 5 – Source For IRA Transport to Custom House

Findlater’s Shop Not too far from Dublin Brigade HQ stood this former Dublin city centre landmark. It happened to play a ....

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The O’Reillys – Brothers in  Arms and Death

The O’Reillys – Brothers in Arms and Death

The news of one son’s death on 25 May 1921 was surely shattering enough for the O’Reilly* family of Wellesley ....

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No Country for…. Peter O’Brien

No Country for…. Peter O’Brien

This is the story of one man’s tough journey from the Workhouse to the Custom House; and ultimately to his ....

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Fire Places: Part 4 – Where Burning Plans Were Made

Fire Places: Part 4 – Where Burning Plans Were Made

Continuing our look at sites associated with the Burning of the Custom House, this time a few places involved in ....

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Custom House Prisoner Insights Part 1

Custom House Prisoner Insights Part 1

How much is really known about the Lads involved in the Burning? Some Readers related to individuals have family memories and ....

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Paddy Rigney – The Great Survivor of ‘Dublin’s Dardanelles’

Paddy Rigney – The Great Survivor of ‘Dublin’s Dardanelles’

Paddy is 3rd left in front row at 1939 ASU Reunion Paddy’s long active military career saw him: Out for the Easter ....

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Jim Heery – A Quiet Man of Action

Jim Heery – A Quiet Man of Action

Jim’s father, an ex-crown policeman, fell out with him over his membership of the IRA. They both now rest in ....

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