The Clock Is Still Going
Commemorating the Attack & Burning of the Dublin Custom House 25th May 1921
The Men – Group Photos
Thomas Fagan, G Coy, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade
Posted on 29th May, 2020
As told by his Grandson Frank Fagan. Thomas Fagan Background Originally from Fairview in Dublin, I now live in west Sligo and volunteer ....
Fire Places: Part 3 – Kilmainham Gaol
Posted on 17th May, 2020
Kilmainham’s Dragons above the entrance Kilmainham Gaol was ‘home’ to over 90 Custom House Men for almost 6 months in 1921. ....
Fire Places: Part 2 – King George V Military Hospital
Posted on 10th May, 2020
One of the support facilities for the large British military garrison in Dublin was their own hospital, opened in 1913. During ....
Fire Places: Intro and Part 1 – Arbour Hill
Posted on 18th April, 2020
Writers are told to ensure the Reader always knows where, when and why things are happening in stories. That’s simple ....
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 ....