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Kilmichael – Céad Bliain ina Dhiaidh

Kilmichael – Céad Bliain ina Dhiaidh I was invited by the Independent National Commemoration Committee to  give the main talk at the Centenary of the Kilmichael Ambush, held Sunday 29th November 2020. A .PDF file of the text may be downloaded here. A video of the full event, including some lovely singing, can be seen on Youtube. A chairde, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

James Fintan Lalor - Young Irelander, Patriot.

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 […]

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

The Spiritual Nation, PH Pearse article on Sovereignty.

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 […]

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

The Sereratist Idea - Pádraig Mac Piarais

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 […]

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