The Clock Is Still Going

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

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: Where they came from

Custom House Prisoner Insights – Part 1: Where they came from

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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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 forbidding Dragons above the entrance Kilmainham Gaol was ‘home’ to over 90 Custom House Men for almost 6 months in ....

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