1916 – Let’s have a People’s Celebration?

Celebrate the Centenary by rebuilding the Unity of ‘Irishmen and Irishwomen’ in the great cause for which our Patriots struggled! A .PDF copy of this article can be downloaded here. Our Patriots wre self-less; they never counted the cost; they sought no fame; there was no greed; they were content to ‘scatter the seed’. Our … Continue reading “1916 – Let’s have a People’s Celebration?”

We the People & ‘The Rebel’ – a poem by Pádraig Mac Piarais

‘The People’ are greater than those that hold them, and stronger and purer… they have but need of courage… We would like to contribute something on behalf of the people of Ireland. As concerned individuals, commentators and organisations consider the situation facing our country the discussion often degrades into critical comment on the people. Some … Continue reading “We the People & ‘The Rebel’ – a poem by Pádraig Mac Piarais”

Fornocht do chonac thú – ag Pádraig Mac Piarais

Fornocht do chonac thú Fornocht do chonac thú, a áille na háille, is do dhallas mo shúil ar eagla go stánfainn. Do chualas do cheol, a bhinne na binne, is do dhúnas mo chluas ar eagla go gclisfinn. Do bhlaiseas do bhéal a mhilse na milse, is do chruas mo chroí ar eagla mo mhillte. … Continue reading “Fornocht do chonac thú – ag Pádraig Mac Piarais”

‘The Fool’, a poem by Pádraig Mac Piarais

The Fool Since the wise men have not spoken, I speak that am only a fool; A fool that hath loved his folly, Yea, more than the wise men their books or their counting houses or their quiet homes, Or their fame in men’s mouths; A fool that in all his days hath done never … Continue reading “‘The Fool’, a poem by Pádraig Mac Piarais”

The Murder Machine

Preface This pamphlet is not, as its name might seem to import, a penny dreadful, at least in the ordinary sense. It consists of a series of studies of the English education system in Ireland. The article entitled “The Murder Machine” embodies an article which appeared in the Irish Review for February 1913. The article … Continue reading “The Murder Machine”

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 Sovereign People’, P.H. Pearse, Republish series 4 of 4

PREFACE This pamphlet concludes the examination of the Irish definition of freedom which I promised in Ghosts. For my part, I have no more to say. P. H. PEARSE ST. ENDA’S COLLEGE, RATHFARNHAM, 31st March, 1916 A .PDF copy of the article may be downloaded here (featured image is of James Fintan Lalor). The Sovereign People National … Continue reading “‘The Sovereign People’, P.H. Pearse, Republish series 4 of 4”

‘The Spiritual Nation’, P.H. Pearse, Republish series 3 of 4

PREFACE This Tract continues and develops the argument commenced in Ghosts, and pursued in The Separatist Idea, and should be read in connection with those Tracts (which form Nos. 10 and 11 of this series). It is not to be taken as an attempt to represent the whole of Davis’s mind or to summarise the … Continue reading “‘The Spiritual Nation’, P.H. Pearse, Republish series 3 of 4”

‘The Separatist Idea’, P.H. Pearse, Republish series 2 of 4

PREFACE This is the first of three pamphlets in which I propose to develop the contention put forward in Ghosts, the whole forming a continuous argument. The further pamphlets of the series will be entitled The Spiritual Nation and The Sovereign People, respectively. P. H. PEARSE. ST. ENDA’S COLLEGE, RATHFARNHAM, 1st February, 1916. A .PDF … Continue reading “‘The Separatist Idea’, P.H. Pearse, Republish series 2 of 4”

‘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”