The Clock Is Still Going

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

Thomas Bates: The Fighting Fitter from Fingal

Thomas Bates: The Fighting Fitter from Fingal

While history may have forgotten Thomas Bates, he was accorded military honours at his funeral 65 years ago. His contribution ....

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No Country For…. Thomas Maguire

No Country For…. Thomas Maguire

He grew up on a street named after an English county and went on to live and die in another ....

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No Country For…. Bernard McGrath

No Country For…. Bernard McGrath

From rural Cavan to the City That Never Sleeps via Dublin, Liverpool and Buenos Aires sounds like an interesting journey. ....

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Joe Griffin – Hidden Intelligence Man, Forgotten Patriot

Joe Griffin – Hidden Intelligence Man, Forgotten Patriot

You could say Joe Griffin lived up to the Cute Kerryman tag. He kept his real identity to himself and ....

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Paddy Sharkey – Dad’s Lunch Basket Sparked the Ashtown Ambush

Paddy Sharkey – Dad’s Lunch Basket Sparked the Ashtown Ambush

A chance mention of a household chore for Custom House Man Patrick Sharkey set in motion a famous Irish assassination ....

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No Country for…. Richard Downes – in James Connolly’s footsteps

No Country for…. Richard Downes – in James Connolly’s footsteps

Books and articles have been written about many Old IRA personalities. But uniquely a 2004 novel used the former address ....

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No Country for…. Bob Halpin – A String of Second Chances

No Country for…. Bob Halpin – A String of Second Chances

Of the Custom House Men who left these shores, Robert Halpin settled far from his fellow Old IRA emigres, in ....

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Paddy Harold – A Rebel at the Burning

Paddy Harold – A Rebel at the Burning

Funny how small the world can be. Details of life after the Burning and the ultimate fate of this Custom ....

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No Country for…. Michael Duggan – Leave Ireland or Die!

No Country for…. Michael Duggan – Leave Ireland or Die!

The lads in 500 NCR gave Michael an inscribed gold pocket watch when he had to leave Ireland in 1927. ....

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