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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 Dubliners – ‘For what died the sons of Róisín’

For what died the sons of Róisín A popular poem/song performed by Luke Kelly and the Dubliners For What Died the Sons of Róisín, was it fame? For What Died the Sons of Róisín, was it fame? For what flowed Irelands blood in rivers, That began when Brian chased the Dane, And did not cease […]

‘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 […]

‘Be Moderate’ verse by James Connolly.

In James Connolly’s time there were labour ‘leaders’ who recommended moderation in the workers demands … he wrote some verse … We only want the Earth Some men, faint-hearted, ever seek our programme to retouch, And will insist, when’re they speak that we demand too much. ‘Tis passing strange, yet I declare such statements cause […]