Oration at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa, given by P.H. Pearse

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa (September 1831 – 29 June 1915) Irish Fenian leader and prominent member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. His life as an Irish Fenian is well documented but he is perhaps known best in death for the graveside oration given at his funeral. Oration at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa on 1 August … Continue reading “Oration at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa, given by P.H. Pearse”

The Irish Flag – James Connolly

This article appeared in James Connolly’s Workers’ Republic on 8th April 1916, just weeks before the Irish Citizen Army marched out with the Irish Volunteers to declare the Irish Republic, for all of the people of Ireland. Connolly explained that: “The cause of labour is the cause of Ireland, the cause of Ireland is the cause … Continue reading “The Irish Flag – James Connolly”

‘Ghosts’, by PH Pearse. Republish series 1 of 4

Preface Here be ghosts that I have raised this Christmastide, ghosts of dead men that have bequeathed a trust to us living men. Ghosts are troublesome things in a house or in a family, as we knew even before Ibsen taught us. There is only one way to appease a ghost. You must do the … Continue reading “‘Ghosts’, by PH Pearse. Republish series 1 of 4”