The Clock Is Still Going

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

No Country for….. Chris Byrne

No Country for….. Chris Byrne

We continue our look at the Custom House Fire Brigade men who emigrated after the Burning with a Fingal man ....

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No Country for Old IRA Men

No Country for Old IRA Men

Part 1: Background and Context Like so many other Irish people, some Old IRA members took the well-worn path of emigrants ....

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The Engineer’s Tale* – Dan Rooney

The Engineer’s Tale* – Dan Rooney

At the age of 17 IRA Engineer Dan Rooney took part in the Burning. Many decades later he told an old ....

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Jim Slattery – The One-handed Assassin

Jim Slattery – The One-handed Assassin

Most of us interested in the War of Independence look back at the Old IRA with respect for teak-tough men. ....

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They Died Far Too Young: Part 2 – George Gray

They Died Far Too Young: Part 2 – George Gray

ASU Men in Kilmainham (Names listed in text below) Readers may have seen how Patrick Reilly and Tom Kehoe  became the first of the ....

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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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